Monday, January 20, 2014

Better late than never.



Right?  2013 was a hell of a year for me.  It was a year of injury, heartache, death, sadness, hurt, frustration, worry, and so on.  I knew it would be really difficult to surpass the goodness that was 2012.    As difficult as 2013 was however; there were some definite redeeming aspects.  D continues to surprise and take care of me (and got a pretty great new job that he adores).  I'm exceeding lucky to have him to stand by me and spend my life.  I have a job which I adore and want to stay at for the indefinite future.  We took some pretty great and fun trips.  I did a ton of reading.  It's unfortunate that so often the bad overshadows the good in life.  That's why I sending away 2013 without looking back and bringing in 2014 with my positivity words of health and happiness.

First order of business: this new blog design!  Filed under my happiness category is getting back to blogging.  I've restyled and refocused this year.  I got burned out by emotional difficulties in my life but also by the "business" this space became.  I am here because I love writing, photographing, and living.  I like connecting with readers and other bloggers.  I enjoyed finding commonalities and same loves.  In an effort to love blogging again, I'm eliminated many of the blogs I follow and hope to truly be engaged with those and my own.  I plan to make this a space of happiness and honesty.  Travel and crappy iPhone pictures.  Running and delicious food.  Style and real life.  That's me.

This is where Bobbi comes in to save the day.  I'm beyond happy with this new simple, streamlined design she created for me.  She truly took my vision and made it complete!  Bear with me as we continue to make some tweeks to the home page.  I'm also taking some time to re-work some elements (like a more streamlined coffee stop/travel page) while creating and writing more to fill up this of this little space that I call mine.  Thanks for sticking around friends.

14 comments:

meghan said...

Excited you're back! I know 2014 is going to be wonderful for you! And I really like this design. You're right, it's really streamlined and simple, but it's also really pretty.

Britta Marie said...

the design is so wonderful! i am so happy you are back to blogging! now i have to get myself there too ;)

Oliviaaa said...

LOVE this new design! and so nice to find you back in this blogging world.

I'm still here, even though my blog is not. :]

Cara-Mia said...

Love the new look! I got burned out on blogging and am ready to start over. I had hangups, like I couldn't post an iphone photo without feeling bad. Getting rid of that way of thinking since I blog for myself!

Here's to 2014!

Heidi said...

Looking forward to having you back in the blogging world! Love the new look as well as your positivity looking ahead into a new year! :)

Anna said...

I LOVE the new design!! And cheers to a new better year! :)

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

I love the new design and I'm so happy you're back. I've missed you! I'm so sorry you had such a rough year and I hope that 2014 is better in every way! All my love to you!

Melissa said...

LOVE the new look! Welcome back and I hope 2014 is the best!

Alex Hubbard said...

I LOVE THIS NEW LOOK! And I'm so so happy you're back :)

Exploring Woods said...

Hey girl! Glad to see you back, and I love your outlook on blogging. Looking forward to reading!

ari @ whatarisaid said...

Yay welcome back! 2014 is going to rock, I've decided! And I love your new logo. :)

Katie Adams said...

It's beautiful!!! Can't wait to hear more!!!

JP Lord said...

I'm so glad you're back! Good bye 2013 - and good riddance! Loving this new layout it's totally "you".
xoxoxox

Stephanie said...

I LOVE the new blog design! It so sleek and simple yet still pretty. Sometimes breaks, whether planned or unplanned, are beyond necessary but it's good to have you back in blogland. :)

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