My blog is a teenage girl.

Here’s the thing about teenage girls: you don’t know what you’re going to get day to day, because they don’t know how they’re going to feel/be/act day to day. It’s the right of a teenage girl. I know. I used to be one. Teenage is hard. Teenage is up and down and sideways. Teenage is universal.

The past two months have felt like teenage girl syndrome here on the blog. I finished my first half marathon at the end of May and discovered I didn’t fall in love with running. I’d expected to. I’d expected that fitness would become a huge part of my life. It hasn’t.

I like fitness and exercise, but it isn’t consuming my life like it was the first six months of this year. So it just doesn’t make a molehill of sense to keep a fitness section on this website. That, along with a hard look at the big picture, means you can expect some more changes in the coming weeks.

I’m frustrated, of course. I want PNW Rancher to be perfect, and I want it to be perfect yesterday. But it’s not, and I appreciate y’all sticking through these teenage years.


  1. Erica, I think we all go through dry spells in life. I have that perfectionist thing going also. Blessing or a curse, I don’t know. It is funny as my Husband is one too, but in totally different areas than me. Sometimes we look at each other and wonder why one thing bothers us and another we can let slide.

    I am going to visit my folks later this week and am ready for a blogging break. Last week I helped at the County Fair and it was nice to get away from the computer for a couple days. Next week no posts just refresh.

    The same goes for life. We need to see and do something different for a few days, not be home, not go to the town job or do our daily routine. When I get home I will be ready to tackle the fall.

    • Thank you so much for your continued support, Robyn! You are so right, thank you for your words of wisdom. I hope your break has refueled you to tackle my favorite season.

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