Friday, February 15, 2013

Back in the Saddle

Needless to say, it's been a long time since I blogged last. It's easy to remember what started my absence, but harder to pinpoint exactly what kept me away. A few days after my last post, I had a huge work event and then summer started. I needed a break - to relax from the stress of work, to enjoy the sunshine and long days, to settle into my normal routine again. Jeff and I moved to a new house and spent the weeks following unpacking, getting to know our new neighborhood, waving at new neighbors, barbequing in our new backyard. My parents visited, we had a few weekends away, friends got married, I had another event. Throughout these months, I thought about blogging often. I would be cooking and think to write about the recipe. I would be reorganizing a room and think to write about my latest home decor ideas. I would be getting ready for a date night and think to write about our fun. But instead, I lived it. I had this intense urge to be completely and totally present. I wanted to enjoy the moments I was in, not photograph them and recount them later.

I have a great amount of respect for bloggers who write interesting, time consuming posts daily because I don't see how they find the time to do it all. So for the past eight months, I just did me, in the moment. And a lot of great things happened. I celebrated my one year anniversary living in Boise, now six months ago, and became more settled and comfortable in my new city. In August, en route to vacation in Puerto Vallarta, Jeff and I got engaged. It was the most unbelievable and incredible moment of my life, one that I did not see coming, and the start of a new journey that we're thrilled to be on. Now I'm planning a wedding, and while it's still months away, my heart swells every time I think about walking down the aisle, having our first dance, toasting with everyone we love.

As I've written before, blogging has always been an outlet for me. I'm not concerned with making money or becoming a professional blogger someday, but I really like having this space to reflect, share, and learn through. My hiatus from blogging was intentional, as is this return. I don't know if my content will change, though I can promise more recipes and a wedding post or two, but I plan to blog when I can and when I have something to say. I sincerely adore and appreciate each of you who visit my little blog and I hope that you enjoy what you read here. I'm excited to be back and can't wait to start reading all of your blogs in earnest again.

Happy blogging!



  1. Welcome back - great post!

  2. Welcome back Red! Love the new blog design.

  3. good to see you again! I TOTALLY respect your choice to live your life in the moment and not focus on trying to document it... I'm hoping to find that magical balance, but I'm not there yet. :) I think another Idaho blogger blate needs to happen.


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