I looked up and realized that it has been a year (a year!) since my last post. And quite a year it's been.
I think I got burned out from starting a new blog while writing my thesis and finishing my grad program. And then once I had free time, all I wanted to do was be lazy. Which I am excellent at being, by the way.
But over the past year, I've done more than be lazy. I've spent time with my husband - he finished his grad program in December and we finally had evenings to spend together again, even if just in front of the TV. I've been acclimating to a new job. I've traveled all over the place, spent time with friends (old and new), visited my family more often, and picked up reading for fun again (after reading for school for years, I avoided books for quite some time).
I've been helping my sister get ready to marry the love of her life in October. I've been wrapping my brain around the idea that one of my best friends has a terminal illness and thereby making it my mission to do nothing but have fun with her and let her know how much I love her.
I got a tattoo.
I've slowed down and realized that being involved in a million things and not being home for dinner 4 out of 5 nights a week isn't what makes me happy. I've focused on what DOES make me happy.
And last but certainly not least...I've been growing a baby. For the past 18 weeks to be exact. No easy task, I must say. But in 22 short weeks, we'll have a baby girl. And the way I spend my time for years to come will drastically change.
Looking forward, I'm getting back to blogging again. I enjoy the release of writing. I enjoy learning to take pictures that make my posts more visually appealing. And I enjoy the idea that I might be helping someone along the way. So I'll be posting again - but probably not as frequently as I once did. Quality over quantity is what I want to strive for.
I'm excited to see what this brings...and I hope you'll join me for the ride.
Until next time -