Hello friends and family!
I have had this blog for about 3 and a half years now, I started it not too long before my first half marathon. I was ramping up my running, and wanted to network and reach out to others, to share my experiences with running and to gain advice from others.
I also feel like starting a blog was a way for me to reach out, especially when I was feeling lonely within myself. Though I may not have realized it at the time, I was in a lonely place in my marriage and in my life. There I was, about to move to Kansas City, far away from my closest family and friends, and I wanted to feel like I was connected to everyone, near and far. My blog helped me feel like I was accomplishing that.
Fast forward a year, it was 2015, and I was in the midst of a divorce. I was in Kansas City, alone. My friends and family were an amazing support system, but at the end of the day, I was going to sleep by myself.
Fast forward another year, 2016, and I met the most amazing person in my life, and we started dating, and through the last year and a half, have started an amazing life together. If you’ve noticed (or not, who knows how many people actually read this little blog), over the last year, my little blog has been a bit more sparce. Fewer race recaps (quite a bit due to the pain in my knee and the surgery that eventually followed), fewer random posts about random nonsense, and fewer weekly updates.
It’s not necessarily that I have less to share, but my circle is smaller now than it was when I was feeling lonely and reaching out for attention. Some people in my life that used to be huge parts of my life are no longer, for many reasons. The seasons come and go, and the season that I’m in right now is oh so sweet. I’m so happy and content with my life, with my family, with my friends, with my circle.
I don’t know where this blog will go. I will keep it active, for now, and may poke around and write here and there, but the posts will likely be fewer and farther between. I’m getting married to my best friend and soulmate and truly my other half, in less than 2 months, and I am so giddily excited for our life together. Last night, after a normal, boring day of chores, grocery shopping, meal prepping, and cuddling, he told me he loves doing life with me. That’s what makes me the most happy happy, doing the boring normal stuff with my forever love, and having the time of our lives doing it.
I’ll be around, you can find me on facebook and twitter, and occasionally on instagram, and if you’re in my little circle, you have my phone number. I’m not going away, but I’m going to spend less time writing about my life, and more time living it.