Well Friends, this is it. This is my last post on The Kailo Clipboard, a blog that has been a place for me to ramble on about my thoughts on healthy living. I am so thankful to all who have read my words and encouraged me over the past 7+ years.
When I became a mom in 2011, I decided to start this blog as a place for me to jot down my notes on what it means to be healthy. I had just left a job I loved, working professionally as a Fitness Director with the older adult population and I then needed an outlet–a place for me to still use my brain in the midst of the monotony that dirty diapers and sleepless nights brought. I always imagined I would make it back to the health and fitness industry — and maybe I still will one day — but I never imagined it would be with an MS diagnosis hanging over my head.
The word kailo means to be whole, healthy, or well. There is so much more to wellness than simply diet and exercise…and that is what I wanted to write about. I am fairly proud of what I put out there for the world to read, but I am at a point where my life is changing in ways I never planned. Striving for health now means something much different for me than it did in 2011. I still like to write and I am sure I will find some kind of outlet to do so, but pertaining to healthy living, well, that chapter is coming to a close for now. I am finding it hard to make this blog about you–the reader who is desiring to be healthy– and not about me–the writer who is no longer healthy. I never wanted this to be a place where I am sharing my sob story every week about my struggles with MS.
Thank you so much for the love and support you have shown me over the past 7 years. You have walked with me through some really hard things. Keep striving to be well, but always remember that wholeness comes only through Jesus Christ.