The time has come, my friends.

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When I started blogging back in 2006, I had no idea what I had stepped into. I was just trying to find a way to set apart my fledgling craft business and get some free advertising.

9 years and 10 blogs later, I have learned more about myself and made more incredible connections than I ever dreamed possible.

Blogging helped me find my voice.

It kept me sane as I was struggling with dietary changes, both as a Reluctant Vegetarian and as someone newly diagnosed with food intolerances. It helped me find a community of incredibly supportive people all over the world to share my ups and downs with. And it gave me a powerful platform as I was launching my health coaching business.

All the while, blogging felt liberating, powerful, and exciting. It gave me purpose, a platform, and a way to find clarity in what I was experiencing.

And for a long time, this blog felt like home.

But for some reason, it hasn’t been feeling like home anymore. It feels like an old story; a part of my journey that just doesn’t apply anymore. I’m ready for a clean start. A fresh space to explore and delve more deeply into into whatever piques my curiosity. Which is why I’ve started Harvest + Bloom. It’s full of energy and potential, and can be taken in whatever direction I want to go.

What does any of this mean for you? First, if you’re worried about what will happen with this space, don’t. The recipes, the content, the entire history of this blog is staying exactly where it is, indefinitely.

I’ve also decided that it’s time to step away from the food sensitivity testing. My heart just isn’t in it anymore, and that’s not fair to anyone needing help and support. You can still access services through Wellspring Whole Health, it just won’t be with me.

Finally, my weekly newsletter will be scaled back a lot. No more pressure to write weekly or to share recipes even if I don’t have anything new to say. It will be my space to share updates and the content I find most meaningful. So if you’re there for the recipes, you’ll probably want to find me on Pinterest.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

It has been an incredible honor to have you here—whether it’s been a day or the entire journey—and I will forever be grateful for your love and support.

I seriously wouldn’t be where I am today without you.

xoemily350

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