Changes coming in 2018!

Happy holidays everyone! This will be my last post for the year, and I wanted to share how I’m thinking about this blog in the new year.  If you’ve been following along in 2017, you’ve likely noticed my weekly recaps were sporadic at best.  Truthfully, my heart hasn’t been in them, and they’ve become more of an obligation than a joy. I also have been feeling stretched very thin by over-committing in many areas of my life.  My heart is pulling me in other directions.  As such, I have made a decision to end my weekly recaps, and Jessie and I will no longer be doing our weekly linkup.

But this is not the end of Jess Runs ATL! Instead, I want to spend my time writing more meaningful content for my readers.  I have gotten so many questions on my fundraising, moving to being a gluten-free runner, and other topics that I’d love to write about.  But given my over-commitedness, I haven’t been able to write these articles.  My focus in 2018 will be less on FREQUENCY and more on QUALITY of my content.

As far as running goes, I’ll be running the Chicago Marathon in the fall for charity and will run a half marathon or two in the spring.  I am still working on figuring out who I will be raising money for and what my goal will be, but charity running will be a part of my calendar next year.

In my personal life, I will be focusing on career growth and personal development that will set me up for success in the short and long term.  I also will be reducing the time I spend on social media and committing to a no-spend year.  (<–yes, you read that right…I’ll share more on this in a separate post!!).  Brian and I really want to travel the next couple of years and set ourselves up for financial success in the long term. I will occasionally write about these topics as well, and hope you will continue to follow my journey.  Of course, I will still be very active on Instagram, so you can follow along my daily training there!

Y’all…life is short.  Too short.  Sometimes it’s heart-wrenchingly short. Spend time acquiring experiences, not things.  As a present to your friends and family, be present.  Share your knowledge to help others be better and do better.  Chase your dreams and don’t let fear hold you back.

Cheers to a fabulous 2018!!

XOXO

Jess

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