It seems unbelievable to me that it has already been ten months since Simple Organic launched last February.
I still remember when, in the summer of 2009, Tsh asked me to consider serving as editor of a new blog she was planning to launch under the umbrella of Simple Living Media. Along with Simple Homeschool and Simple Bites, she hoped that Simple Organic would join alongside Simple Kids and Simple Mom to become a blog network dedicated to helping people pursue simplicity in their lives.
I was surprised and honored beyond belief. For a number of years now, I have been passionate about the subject matter that we cover here at Simple Organic: sustainable living, natural parenting, health and nutrition, and green living in all its forms.
To have a platform like Simple Organic where I can share the things I’ve learned, build a community of like-minded folks, and continue to learn and grow because of that very community has been a truly amazing journey.
But like all journeys do, this one has come to an end for me. For a number of months now, I have been sensing that it is time for me to step down from the leadership of Simple Organic.
There are many reasons that I’ve arrived at this decision, and it has not been an easy process. There are other things I want to focus on; for example: my husband and I are in the process of adopting a child. We want to be more involved in our city and our community here where we live. We have a long history of involvement in the arts, and hope to re-kindle that. I am interested in writing in other genres. And I am, I confess, woefully inept at attempting to balance too many things at once.
I eventually realized that if I want to pursue simplicity in my life, then I need to step down from Simple Organic.
New Leadership for Simple Organic
However, I am so excited to announce to you that beginning on Sunday, Simple Organic will be under new leadership, and it is someone that you already know and love. The new editor of Simple Organic is current contributor Nicole Bennett, of Gidget Goes Home.
Nicole has served faithfully as a contributor for SO since the beginning, and her knowledge and input have been an enormous part of the success that SO has seen in its ten months. I am fully confident in her abilities, and Tsh and I fully believe that she will continue to create a wonderful community here, supported by her gifts and wisdom.
I want to again say that this has not been an easy process for me, and I will miss you all so, so much. I am so thankful for everything I have learned from all of you; you have taught me a lot and my time here at SO has been very rich because of you.
Thank you so much for your graciousness and your support. I hope that your upcoming holiday season will be blessed, and that our paths will cross again somewhere down the road.
“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” ~Carol Sobieski and Thomas Meehan, from Annie