This has been a very tough decision. Perhaps one of the toughest decisions of my life – seriously. Everyday Paleo has been an extension of myself for almost 8 years now and it’s grown up right along with me and has morphed into its very own animal that has become so much more than just – well – me! That’s a good thing. Growth is good, other voices are good, but sometimes dramatic change is even better.
Last year I started another blog – SarahFragoso.com in hopes to have a bit of my own identity that wasn’t attached to Everyday Paleo – but all I did was create another source of stress for myself and I still had this lingering animal – which was Everyday Paleo. You see, I do this because I love it and I need to keep doing this because I feel a fierce fire and passion in my belly. I blogged and wrote and cooked and shared and taught and coached and traveled and parented and did the wife thing for years until I wrecked myself, made myself sicker than I ever was before Paleo (insert adrenal fatigue and a lifetime of repercussions here) and I learned the hard way that only giving of myself without focusing on all other aspects of my existence was a very fast ticket to miserable, sick, and uninspired. So as Everyday Paleo has grown, I’ve also changed, learned, discovered, uncovered, and morphed into something new.
I am Sarah Fragoso. I am NOT just Everyday Paleo. I am NOT just paleo. In fact, I’m not paleo at all – in a descriptive way that word just doesn’t define me anymore – I eat food that doesn’t hurt my body, I exercise in a way that supports longevity, I try to live with intention and joy and love, but there’s so much more to it, so much more that I’ve been trying to tell you and I so badly want to continue to have the energy to share everything I know or that I’m discovering or experiencing. There is not one word that could ever describe me, and I believe that there should never be one word or idea that ever describes YOU. I am an abundance of things but with Everyday Paleo hanging over my head I have realized that it simply shuts down my creative thought and my desire to just “be me” and it has left me stagnant and unhappy with my career. Without freedom to share all parts of me, I have discovered that I end up sharing nothing.
So the decision has been made – is it a wise decision? Maybe not – but it’s my decision to make and I’m making the one that feels really really good to me. I’m shutting down Everyday Paleo but of course you will all still be able to find me on Sarah Fragoso where I hope to finally find the freedom and the contentment and the power to just write when I feel like it, share with you what I hope will inspire you, reach you when you need me the most, and have you feel exactly who I am at my core so that we can do this together – so that we can all be who we are and be ok with that, whatever that might be.
So there you have it. Very soon, when you go to Everyday Paleo, you’ll be re-directed to Sarah Fragoso – I’ll be there and hopefully I’ll be there with more passion and fire and love and crazy and laughter and tears and realness than I’ve ever been able to give to you here. That’s my hope. That’s what I’m shooting for. That’s what I need, and I’m in a place in my life right now that what I need is going to come first (CRAZY, right??)!!!!
Finally, please accept my deepest gratitude for being a part of life all of these years. Thank you for following Everyday Paleo, thank you for buying my books, thank you for your emails and your attendance at my workshops and retreats. Thank you for being YOU and for being brave enough to make amazing changes that hopefully you can hold onto forever. Thank you for supporting me and I hope you all continue to follow me on my journey because my hope and my goal is to continue to be a bright light in the land of the internet and to try my hardest to just be me, and by being just me, hopefully I will inspire all of you to be YOU and the best version of YOU that you can possibly be.
All my love and as always, enjoy…
And now to mess up that wonderful feelings-filled post with the factual garbage:
I expect the major cut-over to take place by the end of the month. I will be transferring Sarah’s EP content and redirecting traffic to the new space at that time. I will also be working with Facebook and Twitter to migrate the EP Page followers to Sarah Fragoso’s Page and Twitter. If this is not something you are interested in, you may choose to unfollow EP at this time. We have certainly been through a lot over the years! Thanks for sharing the journey. – Dain Sandoval / firstname.lastname@example.org