In the past two years I’ve (obviously) taken time to step back from blogging. At first, I was totally overwhelmed with working and adulthood. Then, I psyched myself out every time I started getting ready t get back into it. And then, after two years talking myself out of it, assuming that no one cared what I have to say, I had an epiphany of sorts; it doesn’t matter if no one cares what I have to say. Writing is a deep part of who I am and how I make sense of the world. Who cares if no one reads what I have to say or if no one cares. I care and I love writing. So here I am.
Since early 2015 I’ve become a totally different human. Totally different and ever the same, as life often is. A brief recap:
1. Still dating Andrew – were moving in together in January.
2. I’m still at PRH – and I got promoted! I’m not an associate publicist and I even have my own office.
3. We lost our dogs Gabby and Sophie in early 2015. Our worlds were shattered. And in April 2015 my parents adopted two dachshund puppies who have healed us immensely and shown us more about grief than humans ever could.
4. I have friends! I’m as close as ever with my friends from home, we talk daily. And I built strong relationships with my coworkers. Even after spending 50 hours a week together, we make plans to see each other after work and text regularly.
5. I ran 3 half marathons! Signing up for races provided me with not only a goal to train for, but allow me to stay competitive. And always a reason to brunch hard.
6. I went to Europe for the first time. Andrew and I went to Scotland for a week in September. It was incredibly stunning and beautiful. I can’t wait for another trip across the pond.
And so much more. I have grown leaps and bounds over the past 2 years, while 2015 and 2016 grabbed me by the hair and dragged me through. But I am so optimistic that there’s still so much left for me.
One thing I have spent a lot of time thinking about and being inspired by are other women. And yes, there are amazing women who have *made it*. My favorites include (but are not limited to) Sophia Amoruso, Reshma Saujani, Emily Weiss, Erika Nardini, Jessica Bennett…
But what I am far more inspired by are people my own age who are *trying* and still doing amazing things. My friends are all such stunning individuals (read about how much I love them here) and they’re all so amazing and inspiring. So in addition to sharing things I love doing, books I’m loving and other things, I want to share them, too. They’re awesome and I am certain that there is so much they have to share with the world, and so much I can learn from them.
PS all my old blog posts can still be found here.