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??