June 26, 2017
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Well hello there ...

Tobago beaches

Your eyes are not deceiving you. Yes, I have posted a blog post. A kinda long one.

They say time flies when you're having fun - and it certainly does. While I've kept up with my blog reading (and with a few sporadic comments here and there), the fact is that I had, for a period, given up on this space on the internet. I blogged 22 times in 2016 and only once for this year...

When I say I gave up on this space though, I meant in practice, and probably not theory - since I keep paying to renew the 'www' that keeps my space alive. Also, there's clearly a new blog design (sidetone: looks all kinds of fancy but I got it for a great deal on Etsy). The truth is I got burnt out between blogging and work and trying to figure out what I was meant to do with this space (hint: I still don't know) or where my blog fit into the mix of the millions of other blogs out there. At some stage I figured out that I just wanted to write organically about life, my adventures, travels, and all that entails but when that aha moment, I felt kind of weird to return ... since the blog world, at least as I knew it, had changed so much.

Another reason for the absence is, life. It happens. I've come to accept and be less apologetic about the fact that life and its ups and downs happen. And in the last year, I had some really low downs and some really high ups. While my last post, in January no less, highlighted the downs, I had at that point already been courting (literally), the ups. 

Since I already waxed poetic about the bad stuff in that last post, I probably should update about the good. Two main things have happened since I last laid words on this page: I got a kitten, and I found a person who makes my heart light up like no one has ever been able to do.

Lets talk about the kitten first shall we?

Late last year I started toying with the idea of getting a pet. I grew up with soooo many dogs (at one point we had 13 dogs....... #crazytown), so I knew I could handle one pet. The downside? My apartment didn't (doesn't?) allow pets.

Still, I read that cats are good 'apartment pets' and so I put the idea to my landlord. Being the awesome lawyer and mediator that I am (I kid... a little), I pride myself in having great negotiation skills ;). Y'al, he was not having it. And by that I mean, he sent a one word text "No". Stellar negation skills I tell ya! Sidenote: he's a lawyer too so I should have known negotiating against him would be a bit harder than usual. 

Anyway, I spoke a language he (and most of this materialistic, money-loving world we live in) would understand... "dude I'm willing to up my rent". 

Done. I got a kitten. Her name is Chanel (yes, like Coco), and barring another fall of the face of the blog moment, I'll share the story of how I got her in another post.

I should mention that Chanel is a diva and has her own Instagram page. I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm now officially a crazy cat lady.

Ok, so that's one of the highs but the next high is even better. I mean, Chanel is cute and all, but the most important cutie in my life right now goes by the name of Danny. :D

I met him in the latter half of last year, at a time when I was not really "looking" for anything serious because of the crapton of ish I described in the January post. 

While I'd love to say it was love at first sight, it wasn't. It was certainly attraction at first sight, but the love, well that came later. It came though ;) The short version of a very long tale is: a few months after we met and started a lovely friendship, he hopped on a plane in December bound for Europe (where he's from) as a guy I liked a lot, and hopped off a plane in January as the man who makes my world spin. Lots more about him (again, if I remember how to blog consistently), but for now, just know I'm happy.

Also, he is the one who convinced me that I should blog again. I don't plan on blogging 5 times a week or anything crazy, maybe once or twice a week at the start. If I skip a week that's fine too, but I do plan to revive this space with the things I love in real life: books, food/cooking, adventure, living life, travel, planner stuff wtc. We'll see how it goes from there.

So there it is, I got a cat, a dude, and a brighter smile. Now how have you been?

Have a great Monday guys!!

30 comments:

  1. So happy to hear that you are good!! Can't wait to read more about your adventures

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  2. I hate it when landlords don't allow pets! It's the most frustrating thing ever!
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    1. I know its so frustrating, but thankfully it worked out great for me :)

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  3. Yaaay! Welcome back! Love your kitty. Her insta page is so cute! Congrats on the new love. Can't wait to here more about Danny!

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  4. Thank you for the kind words babe ,I will support and encourage you to do everything that makes u happy.I know that you really love to write so I can't wait to see where this goes.

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  5. I mostly blog so I have a record of my adventures. You blog for you! ;)

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  6. Congratulations on the kitten and the man! Such an exciting time in your life, and it's funny how things seem to fall in place when we're not even looking. Can't wait to follow along with your blog :)

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  7. Congrats, girl! Really, sharing a sweet kitten and what sounds like a guy that makes you extremely happy is the perfect way to break back into the blogging world!

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  8. Welcome back gurlie! Love seeing all the life updates and how happy you are <3
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  9. Aw your kitten is so cute! It sounds like your new relationship is off to a great start-- bonus points for him encouraging you to blog again :)

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  10. Welcome back, I've missed you! The kitten is freaking adorable. The man's pretty alright too ;)

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  11. Welcome back! What a cute kitty, and so happy you're happy! :)

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  12. Welcome back! You sound pretty much exactly like me as far as blogging goes, I did the same thing and am just now starting to get back into it, but sloooowly. Adorable kitten and what a nice looking fella! :) So glad to hear you're happy!

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  13. welcome back! i see a lot of awesome things have been keeping you away from this space (don't blame you either!). hope to see more of your posts soon.

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  14. I'm so excited to see a post from you! I'm so glad to hear things are going well for you!

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    1. Im so glad to be back! Thanks girl :)

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  15. glad to hear you're so happy girl! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  16. SOOO happy for you pretty lady! You now have two cuties in your life, so much to be thankful for. Enjoy life and blog as it comes...

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  17. I've missed your blog! I'm so so happy for you! Yay for Chanel & yay for Danny!!

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  18. Awww, congratulations!!! I don't think I've been over here in a long time because I knew none of this or from your last post in January. I'll skip the platitudes about doors closing and windows opening and just say I'm glad things are going well. Kitten and dude both sound awesome!

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  19. So glad you're back to the blog, and I love the new page design and the update on Danny and Chanel - so you got your landlord to cave on the no pets rule. haha. Isn't it refreshing to hear that money talks? At least we know how to get the things we want in life :-)
    Looking forward to your next post. Would love to hear some of the details about your travels and trips and a glimpse into your awesome island life and what you've been reading. Welcome back, Kay!

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    1. PS. Can you share the Etsy store that you used. I am planning a revamp of my blog sometime soon and could use a referral.

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    2. Check your email girlie :)

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  20. It sounds like you had every reason and more to take a blog break! How wonderful!

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  21. Welcome back!!!! Chanel is so adorable and I'm totally going to go stalk her on Instagram! I'm glad you've found someone who makes you happy :)

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  22. Oh yay! I know I already gushed, but your kitten is ADORABLE! Congrats on the "new" relationship. Glad you are happy! That is all that matters. :) Don't feel pressure to blog super often, just get back into it gradually and do what works for you! :) XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  23. Yeah!!!!! Love seeing you back sweet girl. I cracked up about your kitten having an Insta page.....I mean duh right? Yeah for a new man can't wait to hear all about him!

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  24. So happy to see and hear about these two cuties lighting up your life lately! Can't wait to hear more :)

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  25. I'm so happy to read this post for a number of reasons. One - welcome to the life of crazy cat lady! Of course, I've seen that beauty Chanel on ig, but this is my official welcome :) Second, I love how you described Danny as one who makes your heart light up like no other. I'm so happy for you! And, third, you know I'm also going through my blogging slump but not willing to say goodbye to it, so you've made me feel good about where I'm at, and that it's okay for "life" to get in the way of my blog space from time to time.

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