Archive for June, 2014

yikes.

It’s been almost a year since my last post. Life has been absolutely crazy the past nine (?) months… and although that timing is ironically on par with baby-making, I assure you – I am by no means becoming a mommy any time soon.

Things that have been happening: Jeniece got married – I think that comes off the heels of the last post from September (and they are also building a house!). I spent a week in Haiti for a mission trip. My friend Gina from Columbus got married a month ago. SO many friends are getting married this year (Alyssa – Michaja – Annika – Kat – Katie J). My friend Sarah is having her first baby in August.

in my new place.

Oh – I bought a HOUSE. Well really, an 800 square foot condo. Welcome to Chicago real estate. But that was ridiculously exciting and my friend Cherith moved in with me to help with my mortgage! It’s been so great finally having my own, permanent place – considering I’ve moved 5 times the past 6 years. Finally the feeling of being able to settle (but also a little scary knowing I’m responsible for a MORTGAGE!!). And the location is awesome: a block from the lake and so much within walking distance. We’ve recently been abusing the sushi restaurant about 50 feet from our place…

So what I’m trying to say is, between weddings and babies and buying houses… my wallet is REALLY full of money right now.

Anyways, I think the reason for my break was simple – I’ve been feeling SO social media/internet drained lately. I stare at a computer screen for 8 hours a day, find myself staring at my phone screen on the commute to/from work and on nights I don’t have social engagements, find myself watching TV/staring at my phone. I just needed time away from it all. Unfortunately I can’t take a sabbatical from my job for nine months, but less time off blogging and Twitter – and a pseudo-break from Facebook and Instagram was really refreshing.

Here’s to being back to blogging (which I really do find enjoyable!) but still trying to maintain less of an internet-addicted lifestyle when I can.

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