August 2017: Yesterday, Today and Forever.
This is a kind of farewell to arms, so to speak.
You may or may not have noticed that I haven’t blogged a thing in three months. I just haven’t had in it me.
When I first started this site two and half years ago I had the mission to blog roughly 3 times a week. I was kinda able to do that for a while. Then it slowly dropped off bit by bit. For the last year I’ve been barely able to maintain posting this once monthly update thing I do.
And this is where I bow out and admit to both you and myself that this will likely be my last regular post. I’ve loved the outlet this blog has provided me but I feel it’s no longer serving my higher purpose — and it’s simply sucking up my already very limited time.
Not to say I’m giving up doing what I do. I’ll still be in the same profession, trying to constantly improve on myself, for my clients and followers. I’ll still be active on my social media and I won’t be shutting down this site. I might even still blog, one day, again.
But I need to prioritize to devote my time to things that will give back to me more productivity, happiness and money. In this age of short attention spans and endless ways to consume media, who even reads long-form anything, anymore? If you’re reading this, I applaud you! And I’m flattered.
Honestly, you guys have kept me going. There’s a small band of you, loyal reader, that have made this all worth it. I humbly thank you from the bottom of my heart. I hope you’ve enjoyed and gotten back in return, some value from the time and effort I have put in here.
But what, Edith, are you going to be doing with your time? Ah, I’m glad you asked. I have several projects on the horizon.
I want to write more. And not particularly about fitness. I’m an avid reader of literature, and on a most modest scale I fancy myself a writer. In my wildest dreams I’ll write and publish a novel. There, I said it! I want to write a novel. Universe hear me roar! In fact, I’ve kinda been working away at some stories, flip-floppingly and inconsistently, for the past couple of years. Now, if I’m realistic with myself it’ll probably not happen, that novel. But if there’s any chance it does, I need to give up writing here.
In other art creation news, I’ve really been working with and assisting my aspiring-photographer boyfriend. We’ve been shooting friends and while he brings the technical know-how of photography, I’ve labeled myself as creative director. I do hair and make up, styling, hold reflectors and translate his sometimes clunky English to the models. As you might know, I’ve spent many years in front of the camera, starting as a model when I was 16. I bring lots of experience to the endeavour and I’m really loving my evolution to behind the scenes.
You’ve seen many pics of me, as taken by him. But do follow him (and me) on his IG.
But this creating art thing – writing and photography – is really giving me so much.
But fitness is still my darling, my bread and butter. I’m working on another fitness project that must remain top-secret for now, lest I kill it before it’s even born. But all to say, stay tuned.
I’m still personal training at Studio Fitness in downtown Toronto and I want to be more serious and devoted to that job, too. I’m taking clients so sign up!
Live far away? Well, I still do online coaching, too.
Lastly for now, I’m happy to announce that I’m going to be back filming some videos for BodyRock!! I know many of you initially found me through that channel, have worked out to my videos over and over, and have begged me to come back. Well, after a nearly 2 year hiatus, I will be back! I’ll be starting with shooting a couple new beginner series. After that, who knows. I hope I can shoot something more advanced for you lot! I can’t comment yet how long my new engagement with BR will be, but I’m truly happy to be back. I love doing workout videos, and I love the BodyRock community.
So, with that, I shall bid you an adieu here. I need to get on with my life and evolve into other things. But don’t forget about me. I shall remain, albit in different forms. And I will always love you.