The Return

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Hi there blog friends! I have missed the blog world so much and I am finally returning! So sorry for my four month disappearance. I have been trying to write this post for nearly a month now and couldn't figure out what to say. So - here's what's been going on with me. (Disclaimer: I know I have a natural tendency to be incredibly slightly dramatic and I have tried to tone it down, but bear with me…)

I had what I've decided to refer to as a mid-twenties crisis back in November and sort of holed up in my own little world with Nicholas and the Furs while trying to figure out what to do with myself. Basically I realized that I was completely miserable with the current direction (or complete lack thereof) that my life was beginning to take.

Among several reasons, the main reason was that I felt as if I was just passing time in a job I pretty much despised until hubs graduated medical school, we moved to wherever he will do his residency, and then I would do…I have no idea what. I'll be honest - I have never had big career aspirations. It's not that I have strong feelings about wanting/not wanting a career…it's just that I haven't come across a career I want to pursue. I've always known that sitting in an office from 9 to 5 Monday through Friday would make me miserable and the thought of obtaining another accounting job in an office while hubs is doing his residency makes my stomach turn. At the risk of sounding to much like a quote you might find on tumblr - life is just way too short to waste any of it feeling like I am just 'passing time' to get to the next big thing.

So, after spending too much time feeling depressed I realized it was definitely time to break out of my funk and make a serious change - I decided accounting and I had a good run, but it was time to part ways and pursue something more creative instead. I didn't fully quit my job (there was someone else leaving in my already under-staffed department and for whatever reason I would have felt guilty about quitting completely), but I am now only working part-time three days a week. While I would love to spend all day just creating art - I needed something a little more realistic at the moment so I started taking a couple graphic design classes in January. I am really loving it so far and it totally satisfies my need for creativity and my inner computer nerd!

On the topic of creativity - I am so sorry for disappearing before announcing the winner of my etsy giveaway!! That was during probably the worst of my mid-twenties crisis. Although I really do want to re-visit my etsy shop, it is on hold for now. However, only a few months late…the winner was entry #14, fontgirl, and if she's interested I will definitely send her whichever necklace she wants. (Just email and let me know.)

Some other (much more cheerful) things that happened in my life while I was gone:

I turned 25 in November. Hubs and I were visiting my sister in NYC for Thanksgiving and were also there for my 25th. So much fun!

At the end of December hubs and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary! We took a quick trip to Charleston to celebrate (hubs had never been - can you believe it?!) and had such a great time. Nicholas is officially our vacation hotel finder and once again he found us a wonderful place to stay. A super cute little inn right off of King Street.  I love to be close to the shopping...

Darling hubs also ordered an anniversary cake for us since we didn't save the top of our wedding cake.  (I have an aversion to year old dessert...)

The bakery did a pretty good color/design match to our wedding cake with hubs' description over the phone.

I have missed the blog world so much and I'm so excited to be back in action!  I can't wait to catch up on all y'alls blogs too!


  1. Welcome back! I had been wondering where you were! Glad all is well

  2. welcome back!! i love your new header, did you design it yourself??

  3. welcome back!! I've missed you! Two years ago I realized that corporate insurance broker wasn't a hat I wanted to wear and quit my job with nothing on the horizon except my wedding. It was the best decision I've ever made.

    Congratualtions on your first anniversary!!

  4. Welcome back presh!!! We have missed you, ever so much!!

    I hope you have found your smile, and it does sound like you have figured quite a few things out :) Even if you don't know exactly what you WANT to do, it appears you have definitely figured out some things that you DON'T want to do. And that is something. Trust me :)

  5. Glad to have you back! I completely know the feeling about not loving your job... I'm there right now. Kudos to you for making a move and doing something about it!

  6. Welcome back! And hats off to you for being brave and pursuing what you are really interested in. Congratulations on one year of marital bliss! XO

  7. Welcome back and congrats on your one year anniversary!! I know exactly what you mean about not liking your current job and not really having any idea what to do next... I definitely commend you for making a change and starting to pursue something you love!


  8. Welcome back! Your new adventure in graphic design sounds fantastic - my computer nerd side completely agrees with your assessment! Also your anniversary cake looks gorgeous.

  9. Welcome back! Congratulations on first figuring out what you are passionate about and starting to pursue it. I admire you so much for that!

    It sounds like you had a great anniversary and that is too sweet that your husband got a recreation of your wedding cake!

    Speaking of weddings, check out my bouquet charm giveaway:

  10. So glad you're back! Best of luck finding your passion. I think the mid-20s crisis is very common. Congratulations on your anniversary. :)

  11. I am so glad you are back! I completely feel you on the mid-20s crisis...I think I've been having one for about a year now...congratulations on your new career path, sounds amazing! And, of course, congrats on the anniversary. Your cake looks beautiful

  12. I'm so glad that you're back! The mid-twenties are really tough, but I know you'll come through this time stronger than ever! I love the cake photos, by the way. So beautiful!



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