Hello From The Other Side

It just took me 10 minutes to figure out how to log in to wordpress because it’s been so long. So, that’s embarrassing. I guess that means we are probably overdue here.

The other problem I’m having is that I just stared at the screen for over an hour trying to figure out what to say. The blogging muscle is REALLY atrophied, y’all.

It makes sense: my Ad Network canned me (rightfully so for not posting in 5 months!) and my Amazon Affiliates account was shut down. It’s like the universe is saying that this website is just primed (see what I did there?) to just go softly into the night.

But the thing is — I am just not ready to stop sharing.
I’m also not ready to stop writing.

The community and landscape of blogging has definitely changed –so much so that just writing “community and landscape” just made me feel a little bit silly. The internet is vast and full of so many platforms from which to shout that it’s hard to know what, if anything, is left to be said.

I feel like I’ve outgrown this home.
Well, maybe not the house itself, but the decor?
I don’t know why I am turning to metaphor here.
The easiest way to put it is that I am not ready to move on, but I definitely need to spruce some things up around here.
I need a little refresh, but I know that I am not done sharing here.

I’m going to ease back into what feels right, and I think that starts by just showing up here. I’ll be puttering around and changing things to more accurately reflect who I am and what I’m doing here. I don’t know how long that will take or what it’s going to look like in the end. I don’t even know if I remember how to do any of it. All I know is that I miss sharing food, fitness, random thoughts and daily life. So maybe we’ll just start with that.

I’m just not sure how to best do these days between Instagram (love), Twitter (is this dead?), Snapchat (hoo boy someone explain that to me), You Tube (seems intriguing.) But what I do know is that now that I’ve survived the majority of 2015, gotten married and finished most of my thank you notes (:)) and not gone completely insane — I finally have some time to think about all of the things I’ve been missing.

And writing here is one of them. I’m looking forward to sharing the new normal.

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18 comments to Hello From The Other Side

  • Linda Sand
    November 23, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Welcome back. I’ve missed you.

  • Amy
    November 23, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Missed you. And your random thoughts. xoxo

  • Jillian
    November 23, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Welcome back! I was literally thinking about you last night and wondering why you hadn’t posted anything lately, so it was a nice surprise to see a post from you today!

  • tamara
    November 23, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    There’s just something about November. I wrote yesterday for the first time in 4 months. Glad to see you’re still writing. Even though I see you on twitter, and insta, etc.

  • Sarah K
    November 24, 2015 at 4:00 am

    Welcome back! So nice to see some fresh words from you. Glad to have you return. Looking forward to hearing more!

  • Maxmill
    November 24, 2015 at 5:11 am

    Good news!

  • Rebekah
    November 24, 2015 at 7:44 am

    I almost never post comments on blogs but I just wanted to tell you that I hope you continue to post in some fashion! I love your writing – you’re candid, funny, honest, and intelligent. I’ve been checking in at least 1x per week to see if you’ve posted since June. That may sound pathetic, but I truly enjoy what you write!

  • Amber
    November 24, 2015 at 7:46 am

    Yay! Looking forward to hearing more from you šŸ˜€

  • Bonnie
    November 24, 2015 at 8:21 am

    Good to see you in my Inbox this morning. Congrats on your wedding. I’ve been seriously thinking of starting a blog. Maybe we could put our heads together and figure out where we should go from here, this time in blogging? Email me if you like.

  • Sara Baker
    November 24, 2015 at 8:38 am

    I love your posts, no matter how sporadic they are! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your hubby and your fur babies!

  • Maureen
    November 24, 2015 at 9:53 am

    I was so happy to see you had posted! Congratulations on the wedding, I would love to hear about your day if you wanted to share!

    I really miss blogs-or online journals as we used to call them in the olden days. There are a few of my favorites that are still plugging away, but not many. I certainly can understand it must take a lot of time-but I sure did enjoy reading the posts!

  • Beth
    November 24, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Welcome back! I rarely check in on my blog reader these days, but did today and was happy to see you.

  • Linda
    November 24, 2015 at 10:48 am

    I’m so glad you’re back! I recently read through your archives and love your voice and writing style. I recently started blogging again after a two year hiatus, so it can be done!

  • Kristin
    November 24, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    So glad you are back! Congratulations on getting married and please post some pictures ASAP. I have really missed your voice. Please keep blogging!

  • Susannah
    November 25, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Hey there! Really glad to see your post. I enjoy your writing and would love to read random thoughts on whatever topic you choose…. oh, and some wedding pics, pretty please! Congratulations!

  • Rachel
    November 27, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Welcome back :) I am going through something similar. I haven’t blogged since July, and even then it wasn’t my best effort. The thing is I enjoy sharing but after coming home from work, and the gym, I just can’t get motivated to sit down and write.
    But yesterday I just bought a video camera :) I think I’m going to try this youtube thing. I know you watch beauty videos but have you checked out any of the fitness community on there? I’ve only found bodybuilders but not a ton else.

  • pk
    December 2, 2015 at 5:59 am

    You’re baaaaaack! yay! Looking forward to hearing more about everything.

  • Suzy
    December 4, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Please post some pictures of your wedding! I have been following your blog for a long time now and was so sad when you stopped posting. It’s great to have you back (sort of?) but as a blog follower and fan, I’m a little bummed that us readers missed out on your wedding after following along on your life journey. I loved reading your engagement story and was excited to see your posts about the wedding planning and the actual wedding itself. Please indulge us followers and fans of your blog by updating us on how the wedding went!! Thank you!

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