To be honest, I was not sure how exactly I was going to make my return to writing. I didn't know if I should just jump in and begin posting without addressing that it has been so long since I have posted or if I should write a long post detailing where I have been and why I have been so absent. Instead I plan to land somewhere in the middle and keep this short but do a bit of explaining.
I have not posted anything in nearly 2 years. I spent so much time working on my Etsy shop in 2017 and early 2018 and then transitioned into opening my own storefront on Amazon in August of 2018 and gaining my prime selling privileges. During that time I was also traveling several times a year and planning my own wedding in Hawaii, which I do plan to eventually write something about and to share our process of getting married thousands of miles from home in a place we had never even visited.
After my own wedding, my sister got engaged shortly after and we began to plan her wedding and anyone who has ever planned a full scale wedding knows that is a ton of work! Plus I hosted her bridal shower and planned her bachelorette party. On top of that everyone had babies in 2019, including my sister, which meant baby shower after baby shower.
We also decided to remodel our kitchen. No, not hire a contractor or a company to remodel our kitchen, we did the work! We gutted it, we hung the new cabinets, we installed the appliances, we put up the backsplash, we painted and did everything else that was necessary to complete the project. Also, when I say we, I really mean mostly my husband. I was the assistant and helped as much as I could though.
Time has just gotten away from me. One month past without writing, then two and now here we are.
My passions have changed quite a bit though and I do plan to start sharing more relevant content. A lot of my focus has been on living a healthier, happier and overall better version of life than I once was. I have been working out regularly for nearly a year, eating pretty healthy, and taking care of my mental health and I want to share more of my own journey.
This post was essentially a way for me to say, I'm back!