Happy New Year! Oh, 2017, I have a good feeling about you. Mainly because the roller coaster ride that was 2016 is over, and I’m ready for some goodness.
So, before I continue, it feels right to do a life update because it’s been so long:
- 4: how many years I’ve had this blog. 🎉🎉🎉🎉
- 18: number of months my daughter is now! She walks, she talks, and her sweet smile can light up a room.
- 5: number of years I’ve been married to my college sweetheart, and the number of times we’ve moved in the city (just moved again this September!).
- 3: how old my handsome little pup George is. He loves homemade treats, long snuggles, and snoring.
- Me = tired.
Last year was a lot of navigating a new normal. Working full-time and being an attentive mother and wife took a lot of my energy. New favorite things became going to Target (mom haven), farmers markets, and HGTV’s Fixer Upper.
Don’t get me wrong, I love all of those things, but there are also the things I used to like to do that I don’t do much of these days.
Like, have dinner with my friends.
Or, I don’t know, blog more often??
When I started this blog, I was younger, didn’t have real responsibilities, a dog, or a child. But things have changed in the past four years–I have changed in the past four years–and I want to share more of that with you.
When I told Nate I want this to be more of a lifestyle blog, he said something like “I’m not sure people will want this lifestyle.” And…that’s okay. But I do try to be clever and resourceful and creative. “This lifestyle” means a lot more photos, and my favorite fast and easy meals, our city adventures with Ellie and maybe George, birthdays, anniversaries, hard times, happy reflections, and lots more.
I’m not a rock star [insert mom/wife/employee here], but I try. I’m figuring it out just like everyone else. And this blog will continue to follow my journey.
Cheers to making 2017 a better year!
PS-I love this sweet little pic of me and my girl (and the view!) on the rooftop of our new apartment building.