Monday, March 19, 2012

The End


 It's official: I'm finally calling an end to my extended stint of self-imposed solitude.  After all, it's been almost seven months since my last "real" post, and that's just too long. Last year was a hard one for me. A lot, and I do mean A LOT, of bad stuff happened. My world was officially rocked (and not in a good way), many times, I fell apart, and didn't quite know how or even if I was going to be able to put all of the broken pieces back together again. 

Somewhere over the last ten years I lost myself. I'm not quite sure how it happened or when, but nevertheless, it did. Maybe it was because my life and happiness were intrinsically tied to someone else for a very long time. And when that person disappeared from my life, I didn't know what to do or how to be happy anymore. Enter self-imposed solitude and withdrawal from basically everything. And everyone.

Long story short: time passed, wounds healed, and after much searching (and with the help of some of the best people in the world that I am so blessed to be able to call friends) I have, yet again, found myself.  I am happy. And the only person I have to attribute this new found happiness too is ME.  (Okay, and my newest addiction to over-priced makeup. But that's a post for another day!)

You guys don't know how hard it has been for me to put together this post. I've spent many weeks just trying to figure out what, how, or even if I wanted to share any detail of the past several months. Part of me wanted to overlook it and just jump right in, but another part felt compelled to share some part of what happened and why I have been missing for so long. So there it is. (However vague it may be.)

And NOW I can move on to more exciting things. And more importantly, I'm excited to take advantage of this fresh start!

So for now, I guess that's it. Things are crazy busy in my life right now, so I will probably only be posting once a week. Possibly more. Possibly less. But I do promise not to go off the map for such a long time again. Unless I win the lottery. (Who am I kidding? I would shout that from the rooftops!) 

Oh yeah, and more more thing. Remember this little guy?


I think I mentioned in a post sometime last summer that I got a new puppy, Jaxon, after having to put my last doggie to sleep.  Well.... this little angel (HA!) isn't so little anymore. 



He's now around nine months old, and is 60 lbs (and still growing) of wild, crazy puppy dog! Seriously crazy!!


How are you doing? Any exciting news I've missed over the last few months??



14 comments:

  1. I totally understand not wanting to blog when you are going through something. I'm glad you are feeling more positive, Kimberly! And your big puppy dog is adorable! Dogs are the most loyal companions ever!
    Take care, girl! Welcome back.

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  2. I'm sorry you lost yourself for so long, but I'm glad to hear things are getting better for you now.

    Here's wishing you a bright and happy future.

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  3. Hi, Kimberly! It's great to have you back! I'm glad you're on track with yourself and your life. That's wonderful news and I look forward to the new-you posts!

    Jaxon is so big and even more adorable!!

    Have a great week! :)

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  4. OMG! Look at how big and adorable he is!!

    Ehem. Sorry. Cute dog distraction...

    So great that you're doing better, you've found yourself again, and you are happy! Everything happens for a reason, and while I'm sure I have no idea the extent to the hard times you endured, you seem to have come out this end strong and self-aware and happy, so celebrate yourself for that! Yeay!

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  5. Hi, Kimberly! Welcome back. Sometimes, an extended absence is just what we need. And look, here we are, waiting for you. :-)

    I'm so glad you've found your "happy" again and look forward to "seeing" you more often.

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  6. JAXON!!! 60 pounds already at 9 months?!?! Mylie capped out at 60 pounds and she's already 4. I do not envy how big he's going to get!! Duke got to 70... he's a beast! lol.
    I'm glad you're back to blogging, kim. you rock at it!
    you know i love you ;)

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  7. I'm glad to see you back, but sorry to hear about the sad events in your life. It was good that you took some time out for yourself. Your little puppy, er, now a big dog, is SO cute.

    I hope you're still writing!

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  8. Welcome back! I haven't stopped by here in a while - love the blog design. And your puppy(dog) is ah-dorable. Sorry to hear about the rocky-ness you've been going through, and I'm glad to hear you're feeling in a better place. Look forward to your posts!

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  9. Welcome back, Kimberly!

    Everyone needs to take a break every now and then to recharge their batteries and get their life back on track. Glad things are going better for you now. Can't wait to hear your big news, even if it's not publishing related.

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  10. First, I'm truly sorry for the hard times. *hugs*
    But, I'm glad you found yourself (crucial to living a fulfilled life on your own terms)...and if Sephora isn't the best therapy money can buy, I don't know what is. ;)

    Love you,
    Lola

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  11. First, I'm truly sorry for the hard times. *hugs*
    But, I'm glad you found yourself (crucial to living a fulfilled life on your own terms)...and if Sephora isn't the best therapy money can buy, I don't know what is. ;)

    Love you,
    Lola

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  12. So happy you're back!

    I'm sorry for all that you've been through but am so proud of you for finding your way back to you. That takes such strength and courage.

    Thanks for sharing your story and inspiring me today.

    Big hugs,
    ~Jamie

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  13. I'm sorry you had to go through all that, but it's great to have you back! You were missed! :)

    I had a boxer when I was a boy. Warm fuzzy memories!

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