In My Secret Life 4

In My Secret Life 4

Sincere apologies for the lengthy silence, but I have a real excuse! I've bought an apartment, moved out of home and changed jobs in the last couple of months, and unfortunately blogging and the internet in general tends to get pushed aside in times like these. Between packing every spare evening after work and it taking weeks to get the internet connected after the move, I haven't been around anywhere much except for the real world. I hope that doesn't sound like I'm complaining, aside from the crushing weight of having a mortgage (jk) I know exactly how fortunate I am and I have far more positive things than negative happening in my life right now and I'm grateful for every one.

There's still quite a few things I want to get done with my place before I'm ready to share more photos of it. I'm trying to be careful about what furniture I buy so that everything actually goes together and looks good, and so I don't waste money on furniture I don't really like just for the sake of getting something in there. But this means I've spent weeks without things like a coffee table because I feel like the right one will have to come along in its own time. Fortunately I don't need to do any actual renovating, but I do need a few walls painted and shelves put up and to put in better light bulbs (did that this weekend!), among other things, so there's definitely enough to keep me busy.

I'm sure a lot of you who have your own blog will know the feeling when I say that after too long I start to feel a bit down when I take a step back from blogging. I honestly miss the community and the friendships I've developed with people all around the world, and I really miss having a creative outlet and a constructive hobby that isn't just hanging out with my boyfriend or friends. As much as I love doing that, it's a different feeling to work on something that's just for you and I miss having that sense of accomplishment. When I look at my blog or think about blogging at a time like this it makes me sad to feel so disconnected from it. So here I am to say that I'm still alive and that if you've followed me or left me a nice comment in the last couple of months, I'm not ignoring you and I do really appreciate it and I'm sorry. I'm going to make sure I'm around more often.