Friday, January 1, 2016

Hello From the Other Side

Oh. Hello there.

Yes, I am still alive and well, despite what the blog world would have you believe. Somewhere between last February and now I apparently made the executive decision to stop blogging. It may or may not have had everything to do with he fact that I got so extremely busy that there was no space on my To-Do List for "Write a Freakin' Blog Already."

So, I quit.

But as you can see now, I'm back. And with a pretty sweet new design I might add. (Thanks Sarah!)

I think this is the part where I give you a quick update on everything you missed while I was away for 10 months, so here goes nothing:

When we last spoke, I was hopping on a plane, scared out of my mind, heading to Ohio for a grad school interview.

Now I attend said grad school (Ohio University) and have flown approximately 15 times since then. Oh, how things can change.

But between my move to Ohio and that first flight by myself, I traveled across the US in a Yukon XL with five other people for six weeks. That was something. We went to Vegas. Here's a photo.

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In the middle of all that, my sweet grandmother, whom I'd written about multiple times here, passed away on Easter. We've all since been learning to deal with life without one of God's great angels.

After my six weeks bouncing all over the place and nearly freezing to death on a mountain top, I finally found my way back to Athens, GA a solid 15 pounds heavier than when I left (you will see no photo evidence that this actually happened.) I had 3 weeks there until I made the big move to Athens, OH, where I've been calling home since the beginning of June.

I finally cashed in on my graduation present from last December and went to Nashville for the CMA Festival with my mom and best friend. It was a quick reminder that Nashville is the greatest place on Earth, and that country music is life.

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In September I tried to run another half marathon, then decided against it because my body hates me. But still made the trip to Chicago and had a total blast. It's officially up there on my list of favorite places and I can't wait to get back.

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Otherwise, nothing terribly exciting has happened here, yet, but I have managed to lose those 15 pounds that found their way to my general midsection in the Spring. So I consider that a win.

I'm about to embark upon my first real winter, as everyone's been calling it. AKA it may snow and the people in Ohio are concerned I'm going to whine about it and freeze to death. We shall see.

So, as you can tell, 2015 was pretty boring. Absolutely nothing happened and things are all the same.

I've got a lot of fun stuff on the horizon for 2016 including an week-long internship in Vegas, a trip to Italy this spring, (finger crossed for) a dream internship this summer, and all sorts of potential fun in between.

I hope you're as happy as I am for my return, and that you're ready for quite the ride. Buckle up.

Happy New Year, folks!


  1. Welcome back! Sounds like you've had an exciting 10 months :) Can't wait to see what 2016 will hold for you!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

    1. So excited to be back! Happy 2016 to you!

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