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Day 1693 - Moving on

Friday, July 19, 2019

Spending a week with colleagues in training to become more advanced, upper-level college administrators gave me some time to do some soul searching. I realized I'd been spending too much time on SP and not enough on other activities, especially exercise and reading.

So I'm cutting back. Way back. I'll be finishing up a few tasks so you'll see me around for a bit, but I need to focus on other things.

I will miss you all! I'm still available if you ever want to say hello. My email address is srwylie@gmail.com - send me a note once in a while to let me know how you're doing. Or you can connect with me on Facebook at facebook.com/srwylie

I appreciate your support and friendship over the past almost 5 years, and look forward to that continuing outside of SparkPeople. I wish you all the very best.

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    Missing you
    459 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    I miss the Steves!
    646 days ago
    I'm a little slow on the uptake. I was wondering why I wasn't seeing you on my blogs. I do completely understand you have a VERY busy life outside of Spark. I am cheering you on in you new found time slot opened up for other things that are on your bucket list.

    I love Spark with all my heart...since I've lost my hubby I love to hear from my friends and I bumble along with my blogs which are therapy for my new adjustment in life.

    I'm SO happy that we got to meet each other and that you got to meet my sweet hubby...it was a wonderful day for us!

    I'm happy we are still on Facebook together...maybe after some time away you may feel you'd like to come back..that would be my fondest dream...if not know that we all love you and want you to be happy and peaceful! emoticon
    687 days ago
    yes Steve there comes a time when we have to do what is best for us. You will be missed, and I would like to thank you for all your encouragement and support in the last few years. I am down to one team only, just to keep me in the game Wishing you all the best!
    696 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/29/2019 4:12:30 PM
    Wise man! I'm also limiting my time on Spark.
    716 days ago
    I just had a chance to login for a few minutes and I see this. I think it's a great move Steve. Really. I know exactly what you mean, as does so many others. It's comforting to know that regardless of whether you are around or not, you still support others efforts. The struggle for balance is real. I know you have that. Peace, love and understanding... I'll see you down the road.
    720 days ago
    Hey Steve...I'm just getting on Spark after, god knows how many days and months of myself being in Quiet Mode. Evidently I needed that break too...and I'm glad you are/was/were one of those people on here that actually checked up on me from time to time. Sometimes we need to step away from something when we've gotten all we can out of it for that time in our lives. I don't even know if I'll be back to super active status now that I'm touching base now! So whenever you read this - whether on here or in an email notification - THANK YOU!!!! for always being there and for your support and well, for just being you!!! You'll always be a Sparkfriend to me - that's for sure! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    722 days ago
    I have felt the same and pulled back and only participate in one team to allow more time for the exercise. Even then I limit how much time I spend reading and commenting. Logging in each day, spinning the wheel and posting my weight regularly has helped me to keep the healthy habits I have gained.

    Just watch the stress and time creep demand of your position.
    735 days ago
    I'm happy for you. You will be missed.

    I'll keep in touch.

    Take good care!

    736 days ago
    I actually do not like this post. I am so sorry to see you go and I will miss you.
    Good luck and hopefully you will stop by from time to time.
    double emoticon
    736 days ago
    Sad that you're leaving Steve. You will be missed in the over fifty men's group. Stay healthy! emoticon
    736 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    Sad news for us, growth for Steve. Will surely keep in touch. Hugs.
    I consider myself one of your students, as I continuously learn from your life experiences.
    Love, Linda
    736 days ago
    Thank you for your empathy and friendship, Steve - you have made a difference! Look after yourself...
    736 days ago
    I will miss you too, Steve!
    I wish you all the best in all your endeavours.
    736 days ago
    I do understand and will miss your comments and encouragement. Like Morticia said you have attained to from Spark people long ago. I know that you are very much loved around here and will be truly missed. I hope to keep in touch. I am terrible with consistency so please forgive me if I don't respond often enough when we talk via email or facebook. My posts might seem trivial on FB but they mean a great deal to me.

    No hurry or worry about owing me a letter. You really do not owe me anything dear sweet friend. I just sent the little card as a thinking of you type thing. I think of you often and what your friendship means to me. I am so glad that we got to meet before your departure from Sparks. After all you helped me realize the negative connotation of my nickname 'Stress16 or was it Stress80?" and also helped me choose the new name that I have now.

    Hope to keep in touch often.


    Paula aka lovelyspirit16
    737 days ago
    737 days ago
  • LORI-K
    I totally understand. I will be in touch!
    737 days ago
    I totally understand.
    737 days ago
    I understand completely and know in my heart that I need to do the same. It's very brave to do what you are doing. It has been obvious to me that you have attained what you looked for from sparkpeople years ago and that we need you more than you do us. I will miss seeing you at the top of the leader boards. I will miss your wise wisdom on the friend feed. Most of all I will miss the calm feeling I have when I see your face and know that there are others out there who think and feel like I do. I will try to refrain from whining. LOL. Be happy. emoticon
    737 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/19/2019 4:49:38 PM
    I understand. Wishing you all the best. You'll be missed.
    737 days ago
    737 days ago
    Know your presence will be missed. Understand. Take care and best wishes with your new adventures!
    737 days ago
  • FITNIK2020
    It’s a good plan and your input will be missed, but I have your info and if we are ever out your way, We will connect. Meanwhile, stay safe and live.
    737 days ago
    Gosh.. You will be missed but I totally understand.. Take care of yourself that is what is important. I will be thinking of you and wishing you only the best that life has to offer.
    737 days ago
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