New Year, New Everything

I can’t believe how long it’s been since my last blog post!

For the past several years, September and October had been usually very busy times for me professionally, so I remember feeling so proud that I managed to blog consistently through most of that time.

Then the last week of October happened and BAM! My whole life went off the rails in the very best way.

After my father’s passing in late 2017, being geographically closer to my family became a huge priority. My mom and brothers live on the East Coast, and with my mom getting older, I knew I couldn’t live on the West Coast forever.

When I traveled to New Jersey in mid-October, it was my first step down a new path. While I shared a few of the fun things we did during our visit, the trip was really all about helping my mom move from Florida back to New Jersey where she wanted to spend her “golden years.” From then until now, a lot’s happened. I started looking for work and was ultimately offered an amazing professional opportunity nearby. Since my last update, my car was totaled, and I undertook the daunting task of moving my whole life cross-country…again. So I hope you’ll forgive my unexpected break from blogging.

In a nutshell, after what has to have been the craziest two months of my life, I find myself in a new place with a new job and a whole new life. It’s really quite amazing how quickly your life can completely change.

And although I really miss living in the Pacific Northwest and all of the amazing friendships I formed while I was there, I’m hopeful and excited about life in the Northeast and looking forward to getting to know New Jersey again and having some new adventures.

Now that I’ve settled in and life seems to be getting back into a rhythm, I’ll be back to blogging on a regular basis. Stay tuned to see what’s next.