First, let me say I'm sorry.
I'm sorry for abandoning this site after I said I was back (we all mistakes). For not being consistent with you after I promised that I would be (life got busy). For taking longer than expected to get "settled" and "adjusted". If you're a loyal reader and I've let you down, I'm sorry, and if you're a newcomer here and I just wasted 7 seconds of your life with this intro, I'm sorry about that too.
Before moving here to Florida, I read all of the personal stories of bloggers and Youtubers who relocated whether it be out of necessity or a matter of personal decision. ALL of them talk about how exciting the journey will be, MANY of them state relocating is one of the best decisions they've ever made, but FEW of them talk about how hard the adjustment will be once you're finally there. And though this journey has been exciting and I'm extremely proud of this decision, it has taken me a good minute to resurface after moving here... and I'm okay with that. I will say however, that I appreciate the people that have allowed us to breathe while adjusting. The friends who understand that we're (Bae & I) getting ourselves together and to not expect too much from us. The people who have helped us down here and the people we've met on the way. I've learned that a good support system is the key to accomplishing a majority of my goals, and our friends' support does not go unnoticed. So if you're reading this: Thank You.
While I was Away...
Now, I could give you the excuse of working two jobs, finding and moving into a new apartment or adopting puppy Noire (cue cutest picture ever); although all legitimate excuses, they are all just that: excuses. And I'm over it. The last two month have been awesome. I finally, FINALLY finished The Goldfinch and started The Luckiest Girl Alive. I went to the beach very often and switched gyms (I haven't been yet, but it's a start). More importantly, I used this time to really figure out what I want to do and the profession that I want to take over. Surprisingly, it has taken me exactly 2 years to figure it out because I am at the same spot I was in at the end of 2013 (funny how things come full circle).
Present day & the rest of 2015...
Now that I'm "settled" (used loosely, because let's be honest: who's really settled in life?), I have more time to refocus and to commit to hobbies, Love & Society and next year. I LOVE the start of the new year and December is the month that I use to seriously get intentional about the next year and things I want to accomplish. I am a huge advocate of writing down goals, both attainable goals and the ones that seem crazy, so I'll be doing that and may document a few here. When I first moved out on my own, I laid out a framework for how I wanted my year to go, and 2016 will be no different. As far as goals go for the rest of December, I really do not have any. I'm using the full month of December to prepare for next year (and to play with my pup)... and I'm okay with that.
The journey of 2015 is almost over and I'm striving to finish out strong, so to the ones who have been looking for me here and to the ones who just joined me, Love & Society has my full attention now. You can expect me here consistently from here on out, and that's my word. Seriously.
From my heart to yours,