I miss this little space.
I originally started blogging because I wanted to post pretty pictures of my food, fun things I was doing on the weekends, and share little snippets of that new, seemingly-perfect life.
The internet is a scary place and even writing about the most innocent topics (coffee! dogs! fitness!) can create some vulnerability and allow complete strangers into your life not just to observe, but to sometimes judge you. And that’s why I’ve kept it low key and happy. But the truth is, life is hard sometimes, and in the past few months, those low key & happy times haven’t been as common so I’ve been a little silent. But I’ve missed writing, mean people and all.
Instead of just reading mommy blogs (y tho?) and health and wellness blogs, I’ve recently branched out to reading posts from people about real life shit. And it’s therapeutic to see that I’m not the only cynical, imperfect human out there.
In the grand scheme of things, life is still good. I still have my health, my job, my two hilarious dogs, and last but certainly not least, Michael! But since we returned from vacation in April, our lives changed a little (not permanently), and we’ve been away from our home for the last three months, going on four. Having that sudden shift might seem so little on the surface, but not having the comforts of your own home can really take a toll on your usual positivity. Throughout all of this, I’ve come to appreciate a) real, true friends and b) the meaning of treat yo self. It’s so easy to put everyone else first in life (as I’ve done basically my entire life, to a fault even), but every week I’ve been making little post-it notes to myself, reminding myself to do things as little as wake up early to read, go for a run, get a pedicure, drink ACV when I wake up, buy a $80 hoodie in the middle of the summer just because it’ll be cute and necessary in the fall. These are the little things that truly add up and give me sanity.
Hoping to find some time in the midst of the all the stress and craziness to get back into posting here. After all, I have an entire trip to Seattle to write about!
PS. I’m also in the middle of yet another whole30 (despite saying I wouldn’t do another) so I have no delicious summery treats to write about but dear god do I want a lobster roll right now..