When I first started this blog, I was unemployed and bored. I’d always loved writing, and figured that a blog would be a great way for me to keep up my intellectual sharpness, and give me something meaningful to accomplish during my days. Also, I’m not a big talker in person. I’m the type that’ll chime in with the necessary remarks, but very rarely tell my own stories. I do have them. Stories. So this blog became my platform to share them.
Well, life seems to have gotten in the way of my blogging as of late. I spent a year planning my wedding, I started a part-time job that I thought I would love, but is just sucking the life out of me, and most recently, I’ve moved into my first rental home with my new husband, Greg. I haven’t learned how to juggle writing with the rest of my growing life, but I do know I miss it tremendously.
I feel that I owe you, my loyal readers, a reason for my absence from the blogging world, and a guarantee that I will be making my comeback soon. I’m beginning to accept that I won’t be able to write as much as I did during my unemployed days, but this zero-writing habit I’ve fallen into needs to be broken—for you, but also for my sanity. Now that my house is unpacked enough to be fairly functional, I will allocate time for writing and reading blogs.
Despite how somber this entry feels, I’m actually pretty excited for the possibilities before me in the near future. Greg and I are living in a two-bedroom house! We even have a garage and backyard! Our first purchase for our new home was a buttload of sturdy bookshelves to hold our poor books that were previously piled together on one jankity bookshelf or stashed in boxes in my storage unit. It felt like Christmas, rediscovering each of our precious books as we proudly set them on their new shelves.
And our house is just so darn cute and quaint! We’re renting from my old piano teacher who owns a few lots on her street, so not only am I living in a very nostalgic location, but I also have a great landlord! Our neighbors are incredibly nice too! We’ve already received a dozen fresh eggs from one neighbor’s hens, and some homemade cupcakes to go with them, and another neighbor gave us a candle, some honey, and a plant so that our marriage will always have light, sweetness, and life. Super cute, right? We still live in “The Friendly City” of Lomita, so I shouldn’t be so surprised to have such nice neighbors, but I am. I guess the Leave it to Beaver era hasn’t ended everywhere.
That said, I’m excited for the new life Greg and I will be building together over the next few years here. I’m also eager (and a bit apprehensive) to take care of my own needs. Getting back to blogging is one step, but I’m also putting things in motion to better my opportunity to land a full-time teaching position in the Fall. That part is a bit risky, but it’s a risk that I need to take. Additionally, I’m putting my recently acquired medical insurance to use so that I can get my ankle checked out and hopefully be back running again soon. So yay to 2014! Here’s to new opportunities and a re-sparking of my blog!
I’ve missed you!