photo by Christina Ward Photography
It has been a crazy year. We started the year by making the big decision on where we wanted to set down roots. And after living all over the country throughout the past decade we decided to go back home to Massachusetts. By late March, we had put an offer down on a house. We moved in just 10 weeks later, in June. We laid down new hardwood floors all over, painted nearly every room (I’ll never paint again I swear it!), redid the kitchen cabinets from honeyed oak to fresh, bright white. It wasn’t all work though—we celebrated with a bridal shower, my bachelorette party in Las Vegas. The summer flew. All the while, we were planning our wedding for September and our honeymoon in October. Throughout all of this, I haven’t been as active on the blog as I wanted to be.
If you have followed this blog for awhile you know my propensity for procrastination. I tend to freeze when I have difficult things I need to do. When I wait, more work piles up, and then tackling any of it seems so insanely overwhelming I start googling how to create a new identity and start a new life. I want to share posts about our wedding and honeymoon with you but it seems so stressful to me to figure out what to share, and what to say, and to pick out the right pictures. So instead I shut my eyes and block my ears until the overwhelming feeling goes away. I say all of this fully realizing that the cure, of course of course of course, is JUST.DO.THE.WORK. Do the damn work. Knowing this, logically, and yet not feeling able to practice it, makes me insane and makes me hate myself that much more. So if you find yourself rolling your eyes after reading this paragraph, I get it.
For the past week, I’ve been catching up on work and have started to figure out what I want to do moving forward. I’m working on a wedding post with lots of photos and hope to get that up sometime soon (before the sun burns out at least). Then I’ll work on the honeymoon post. In the meantime, I will be sharing recipes—some sponsored and some not, writing some short posts about weight loss, and general life stuff. The blog will start being more active over the next few months and into the new year. And I am excited to get back to it :)