Hello, friends! How have you been?

A lot has happened since August 2014. So much, in fact.

I’m not sure why today feels right but, for a number of reasons, I needed to come back. Back to this space that saw me through ups and downs. It was safe, my online home. A place to document and catalog every little detail of this crazy renovation. I learned more about myself in that process than any other time. The self-reflection. Putting the story out there, on paper for all to see. It helped me process, analyze, examine, finish. It held me accountable.

For the past while, I have been feeling like I’m treading water. Staying afloat but not really going anywhere. Laundry gets done but not put away. The dishwasher gets run but not emptied. I make piles and tuck things behind doors or in drawers.

Tonight, I went to fix the LED under cabinet lights that have been out for almost 9 months. I bought replacement connectors off of Amazon and they were sitting on the island until Easter. Then Easter came and they got tucked away so the place could look a little presentable. And now I can’t find them. They’re somewhere safe. So safe I cannot find them. Tearing through every cabinet, drawer, closet, bag, nook, and cushion I can think of. More mess. Still no connectors.

So frustrated I could scream. I almost lost it. On the edge of my very own temper tantrum.

A deep breath. In through my nose. Lips closed. Out through my nose. Ujjayi breath to calm my blood pressure. Recenter.

Something needs to change. I need accountability and a reason to dig out. Clearly doing it for myself and my family hasn’t been working.

So, “Hello!” I’ve missed you. I wonder if you missed me. I hope you’re well. I’m well. It’s been a long time. Perhaps we could catch up?

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15 Responses to Hi!

  1. Gayle says:

    Oh yay! I wondered what had happened and am so glad to hear that you are well I hope you will blog again to let us all share in your adventure. You’ve been missed!

  2. Kerrie says:

    Always happy to catch up. Maybe you need a specific goal with a timeline to get something specific done – works for me 🙂

  3. Jenny Quld says:

    Welcome back!

  4. Tanya says:

    So glad you are back, and CONGRATULATIONS on the adorable new nugget (and your parner)!
    I can completely relate on all that you have said, particularly the laundry that gets done, but not put away, etc. Since I have had kids, I feel like the chaos in my house has an even more profound impact on my inner self, so I feel ya on the need to dig out. Looking forward to the journey with you again 😊

  5. Dina says:

    This post shook me to the core: I could have written every word myself. As a mom of an 18-month-old boy, I completely understand your sentiment and very much look forward to upcoming posts. CONGRATULATIONS on your beautiful little family!

  6. Kary says:

    Yay!! You’re back! Welcome back.

  7. Shanda says:

    Welcome back 🙂

  8. kris t says:

    Welcome Back!

  9. Hallie says:

    hooray! hello!

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