Saturday, March 8, 2014

Goodbye, for now

I've been blogging for over 3 years now and it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life! It has given me the opportunity to connect with so many people and share my love of food, and challenged me to keep learning and improving my skills. I had no idea the impact blogging would have on my life when I started it as a fun hobby in May 2010, but it really did help me to realize what my true passion is and it has given me so many opportunities to meet amazing people and be involved in food-related events and projects. I am so grateful to the people from all over the world who continue to read my blog and comment on the recipes, and I am so thankful to my family and friends who have been my #1 supporters from the beginning of this little project. 

With all that being said, right now I am at a point in my life where I am taking a break from blogging. Even though I love hearing from readers when they try a recipe, or talking to someone who just discovered my blog, I am ready for a change! In this case, the change will be not stopping to take a picture of every meal before eating it (or allowing my family to eat it) and writing out the step-by-step process that went into it haha. I'm not sure how long this break will be yet, but I will not be posting any new content in order to focus on other projects, and most importantly on my career as a Junior High/High School Foods teacher. I will never completely shut down Brooke Bakes, so it will always be here as a recipe archive for all my old and new readers (and myself). 

Thanks again from the bottom of my heart to everyone who has followed my blog over the years and taken to time to comment on a post or chat with me in person about it! Sometimes I've felt like a bit of a crazy person for putting so much time and effort into this thing, but it makes it all worth it when I hear from people who try a recipe from my blog and love it, especially those who have been inspired to try baking and cooking for the first time. I also love hearing from all those people who have been searching for an old favourite family recipe for ages and finally found it on here, or even the ones who just come drool to at all the pictures. I think Julia Child said it best when she said, "People who love to eat are always the best people." Let's all keep eating good food and sharing it with others. You're all the best people!

Bye for now,

Brooke xo