Healthy and Sane

Until later

July 9th, 2012 · 23 Comments · Uncategorized

Hi friends,  long time no “talk.” I’ve been blogging weekly over at the Satisfied Cravings blog and had a draft saved about my recent obsession – baking bread – which I thought I actually posted about, so I feel like I’ve been blogging but clearly it’s been 2 weeks since my last post.


Obviously other things are getting in the way. It’s driving me insane how inconsistent I am about blogging over here and I think that may mean something.

This little blog used to be my outlet. It was a place where I shared my ventures into healthy cooking and weight loss struggles and successes. I loved the sense of community over here (thank you all so much for all your amazing comments!) and it’s the reason I’ve been continuing to blog for all these years.

But… my life is full now. I’m learning every day about myself while trying to grow my little business. I’m learning about what’s important and what’s just noise in my head that drives me to do more and more until I no longer can.  It’s all been hard and amazing and luckily I have the most supportive husband who keeps me grounded and reminds me about priorities.

And so, I think it’s time to move on. I’m not saying goodbye because that feels really final, so I’m going to say “until later!” I’m taking an indefinite break during which I will continue blogging over on Satisfied Cravings and possibly over on Russian Bites. And then we’ll see if all I needed was a break or if my priorities have permanently changed.

Thank you all again! And if I don’t “talk” to you soon (over on your blogs) then I hope you have a fabulous summer. Follow your heart and your dreams. And if you don’t have a defined dream, keep searching until something clicks and makes you the happiest you’ve been. Do it. It’s worth it!

PS – If you want to keep in touch, follow me on twitter and over at the Satisfied Cravings blog.

Ok, I’m signing off. Love you all!



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23 Comments so far ↓

  • #1 - Daisy

    Until later it is! I would imagine managing three blogs and a business is a lot. Looking forward to following along more over at Satisfied Cravings. Hope you are having an awesome summer!

    • #2 - Elina

      Thanks, Daisy! I hope my Boston blog friends still stay in touch :) [That’s code for ‘we should plan a date’ lol]

  • #3 - Ally

    Aw, hope to see you back here soon :)

    Also – was that your sister’s wedding on the Style Me Pretty blog recently? If so – gorgeous!!

  • #8 - Lauren at Keep It Sweet

    I’m so sad I won’t get to see you post on here anymore… but I completely understand! I’m glad you are so happy and prioritizing what you really need to be focused on. Will definitely keep up with you on Satisfied Cravings:-)

  • #9 - Anastasia @ Eco-Babyz

    We all need a break and sometimes need to move on! I love your business, Satisfied Cravings, such a great idea! If I was rich and didn’t know how to cook I would so book a lesson 😉 For me I feel like my blog is a springboard for something bigger, like my own business – I just haven’t found what it is yet, so someday Eco-Babyz blog may take a backseat too – but for now it is the outlet I crave from busy life with 2 kids.

  • #10 - Lara

    I am so happy that you seem to have found such a huge sense of peace. I didn’t know about the Satisfied Cravings blog, but I’m heading over there now, and I hope we can keep in touch on twitter/facebook/email, etc. When are you guys coming to Seattle?! Big foodie city, you know! Big hugs and best wishes, Elina!

  • #11 - Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic

    It’s definitely understandable that you are taking a break – I can imagine how busy you must be with a new business! Good luck with everything! I’m putting your Satisfied Cravings blog on my RSS reader now :)

  • #12 - Michelle

    You know that I have been feeling similar things about my blog recently. I am looking forward to following you on Satisfied Cravings and rooting for you through the ups and downs.

  • #13 - Megan

    It definitely sounds like you’re doing a lot right now. Will miss your posts, but we’ll definitely still hang out!!

  • #14 - Elizabeth

    So happy for you about your new business. Will definitely follow along wherever you post.

  • #15 - kitchenbelle

    Will miss reading H&S! I hope you eventually return. :-) In the meantime, I will definitely be reading Satisfied Cravings–I can’t wait to make that stuffed chicken. YUM.

  • #16 - shannon

    until later, for sure :) we’ll still find time to catch up!!

  • #17 - Joni

    So sad, I will miss your posts! Best of luck, Elena! You’re an inspiration to leave that 8-5 bank job and follow your passions 😉

  • #18 - Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo)

    Aww! well, I’ve enjoyed sharing your journey and it seems that now you’re off and running and very happy- that is what life’s about! See ya around, girlie- now you just need to join Instagram :-) Instagram is the new blog :-)

  • #19 - lauren

    Elina, I’ve been following you for awhile, and while I will miss your updates on Healthy and Sane, I’ll continue checking out your recipes on Satisfied Cravings and scouring the archives here.
    Your business sounds really great and I’m happy for you for finding something you are SO passionate about. Your recipes have always been some of my favorites, so I just know you will do well. I can’t even imagine how much effort is required to start and keep a business going on your own!
    Best of luck!

  • #20 - Kerstin

    Aww, I’ll miss your posts. Is there a way to put your SC blog in google reader? I didn’t see a link/button.

    • #21 - Elina

      It’s now been added to the right column on every page except for the home page. Thanks for following along :)

  • #22 - Kat

    Sad that you’re not blogging on this anymore – I just found your site. I find so many similarities in us! (I moved here at the age of 12 from Moscow!)

  • #23 - Jon @ vodkitchen

    In the end, the important thing is that you are spend the time you have doing the things that you want to do. I struggle with this not only in blogging, but all sorts of interests, jobs and hobbies. I can relate!