Thursday, November 1, 2012

where have i been?

Oh, dear patient friends, it's been awhile, hasn't it? I really did have every intention of continuing to blog on a more regular basis, but then life has this way of changing your carefully laid plans (and this time in a way that I'm still try to wrap my head around). So much has happened in the past eight months that I'm still spinning. I won't give it all away right now but let's just say I'm no longer based in New York and I'm still grappling with whether I've made the right choices or not. To be honest, a large part of me feels like not, but I have to keep reminding myself to be patient, and that I'm living out something I've been dreaming if doing for years. I'm going to continue to update over the next several months (albeit sporadically) and catch up on a lot of the really fun stuff I've been up to (I've gotten to tend to my travel bug quite a bit), as well as some of the soul-searching feelings I've been grappling with. I think this picture taken of me a few weeks ago in a to-be-revealed location captures both of these thoughts/topics perfectly. Talk soon x.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


I guess sometimes a few weeks means more like a couple months when you need to take some time for yourself.  A lot has happened recently, and I feel ready again to start sharing it all (just maybe not five days a week  - because honestly, it's a lot when you have a full time job and you want to spend time with your boyfriend and you want to go to the gym and have time to do the fun things you want to do - not sure how many people with a blog say this, but at least I think it's true).   

So, to begin, John is back! We got all that drama sorted and he was able to spend some time with his family at home in England, and even came back in time to spend a few days enjoying Christmas in New York before we traveled to Canada to celebrate actual Christmas in my hometown.  It was lovely, and so nice to spend almost two full weeks with the ones I love, but it never does feel like enough.  We also had a lot of discussion surrounding our future plans, and to my disappointment (but now acceptance and eventual excitement to pursue something new I’ve always wanted to do), we are not going to go ahead with our initial idea (alluded to here and here and a few other places if you want to explore a bit).  I’m going to keep it a secret for now because maybe someday it will come to fruition, but in the meantime, we’ve come up with a new “what we’re going to do with our lives” plan, and I’m very excited about it. But until then, I’ll just keep alluding to this new adventure until we actually do it – you’ll find out in about four months or so.    

So in the meantime, I’m going to keep documenting on the fun stuff we’re doing in NYC, and my journey of checking things off my “list” of things to do before we leave (and hopefully provide you with a few ideas of your own if you're here already or ever come to visit).  Over the next few days, I also want to recap the past couple months and the great stuff we’ve discovered over this mild (for the east coast) winter.  x