October 8, 2013 was the last time I posted on this here blog. Even to me that seems really hard to believe. Hard to believe when I think about how much joy it brought me in the past. I loved my end-of-day routine: Climb into a cozy spot on the couch or nestle into my bed and scribe about my life. So narcissistic and lovely...
But on the flip side, I can easily see WHY it all got off course. Life just got way too crazy and when you have zero time, you have to cut something and unfortunately, I am unable to cut 'chores' or 'work on Fridays'... so the Blog had to take a nice, long nap.
However, I am far more settled than I was back on October 8, 2013 and here's why:
- I got engaged (!!!)
- I got a new job.
- I work downtown now and take the streetcar into work (which I love- working in the suburbs is the pits.).
- I moved apartments and now live in the awesome Pearl District.
- I got a dog (!!)
- I lost over 30 lbs and have become obsessed with fitness and healthy food (and when I say 'obsessed with fitness and healthy food' I mean Monday-Friday, obviously. I still weekend like a champ! Life's too short to not indulge.)
Anyway, a few months ago- my nice camera broke. I felt okay and figured I would buy one in a few months and save some money. But about a month ago, with my growing puppy buried in my lap and my engagement moving full speed ahead, I realized that this was a year I would want to remember forever and it was just passing me by. The memory hoarder in me panicked a little bit (and got a DSLR).
So as a present to myself, I am going to come back and begin again, certainly not every day but I'm shooting for 2 times a week in the beginning to get the juices flowing. And unlike the fragmented posts towards the end of last year: I actually have time and I actually really want to. I'm in quite a different place than I was on October 8, 2013.
So hi Blog. Hello, Blog. I missed you. Giddy-on-up!