In 2015, I’ve been a no good, very bad blogger. But! In 2015 I’ve been very good at quite a few things: life, love, health, career, family, and friends.
That’s an OK trade-off, right?
For those of you who follow me on Instagram, things are about to get repetitive. (And for those of you still reading after all this time? Thank you and remind me to give you a big smooch!)
Here’s what I’ve been up to:
Lots of good stuff! I’ve been doing Whole 30 since January 5th (and praise be the end is in sight). Ryan has been kind of doing this with me by virtue of the fact that I do most of the cooking, and we’ve both been loving the results. We’ve both lost weight, we’re sleeping better, and our moods have been elevated all month. I don’t think that Whole 30 is for everyone and I’m for damn sure excited to have a big fat plate of carbonara at the end of the week, but this is a big change for us and we’re really looking forward to sticking with most of the changes!
I’ve been running so, so much this month. After hurting my knee early last year, I really struggled with finding my (excuse the pun) stride. But this month has been incredible. I’ve been running no less than twice a week, injury-free, AND, I just signed up for my first marathon! I’m sure that I’ll have ups and downs, but running has always been a big part of my life and I’m so glad that I have it back!
I’ve also been oil pulling which I still think is gross and weird but my breath is awesome and I’m wishing and hoping that the whiter teeth that I’m seeing are not just in my imagination. So there’s that.
Something’s gotta give, right? I’ve been reading Half of a Yellow Sun FOREVER and I really love it but I’ve struggled so much to find the time to read since like, November. It sucks, but I’ll find my way back. Not open at all to any new suggestions because my to-read list is the longest it’s ever been and it’s causing me major anxiety. AND I’ve got to finish a Game of Thrones before the new season starts so I’ve got deadlines, people! I’ve found magazines a bit easier to dip into when I’ve got a few minutes here and there so I’m (somewhat) still feeding my brain.
Ready to Blog has been doing so well lately and I’m really, really proud of how far its come. I’ve also been branching out with new opportunities (which is why I’m in London so often these days) and feeling a bit like Superwoman. I’m constantly working on not letting my career overtake everything else, but it feels good to be pouring everything into business right now.
It’s happening! I’m thisclose to pulling the trigger on the dress and the venue hunt is (hopefully) almost over. I think my family is rejoicing that this thing is on its way. (Though as far as we’re concerned being engaged is GREAT and not having to speak to caterers or vendors is bliss so we’ve been in no rush. Now that we’re digging into the details…the headaches. Oy.)
Lots of travel this year! First up, Miami. Then Jamaica. Then Spain! My passport is going to get a workout!
This year so far. Cheesy, I know! But it’s probably the best start to any year that I’ve ever had, so I hope that you’ll forgive my silence while I soaked it all in!
But I’m back. And I have recipes and links and pictures to share so I’m glad that you’re still reading (if you still are) and I’m looking forward to getting on with it!