Monday, September 15, 2014

Hello, My Name Is . . .

I quit blogging in November 2012, just shy of two years ago.  I never intended for that Monday cocktail cruise post to be my last- but isn't that how things happen sometime?  My husband, Lash, and I had been married a year and a half and were about to experience major life transitions, and priorities ultimately shifted in a way that pushed this creative corner to the bottom of the list.

It's been interesting to watch how the blogosophere has changed significantly over the past 22 months since I put my proverbial pen down.  I've stayed loyal reading the many wonderful blogs I've come to know and love, and it's been remarkable to experience as a spectator.  And at this point, a lot of you are household names around our home - for recipes, fashion, interior design, and various life style recommendations!

I've thought here and there about hitting restart on this treasured space of mine - but have never actually come close to pulling the trigger.  I think the changes the interweb has experienced - including sponsored posts and that horrible GOMI - has probably impeded whatever enthusiasm I had left to give it another go.  There is so much intimidation about being "famous," checking the reader count, tracking daily hits, and getting freebies.

But that's not me and that's not what I want out of my blog. I want to document and share our journey through life together.  I don't know where we are going, but I know Who is leading us, and I'm excited to see where we go.

So I'm bringing this back, for me.

To catch up briefly - life is good and we are blessed beyond measure.

Lash graduated from medical school in May, and matched for a family medicine residency in Charleston, SC.  The match process was exciting and grueling, and we were over- the- moon to open that envelope and confirm our future in the Holy City.

I just celebrated my five year work anniversary with the same company and have been enjoyed a great career so far.  I'm now the director of our customer service team, and travel quite frequently with this role.  I love the challenge it brings me and the reward of providing that unparalleled customer experience.

We purchased a quaint little 1950s ranch home and have settled into a new season of life balancing marriage, family, two careers, home ownership, and our sweet little puppy Collins.

It's been a season of change and transition, but I wouldn't change it for the world.


  1. Yay! I've missed you! I couldn't agree with your thoughts more!

  2. I'm so glad you are back! I stopped blogging because I couldn't fit it in my schedule but also due to the evil and mean words and websites that are on the interwebs as well as all of the stats, followers, and freebies. It was just too much! I always put posts together in my head but never sit down to put them in a post... Maybe one day. Until then, I can't wait for more recipes- seriously the roasted broccoli is a weekly staple! Let me know next time you make it home to Bft!!