Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A New Chapter

Well, here we are yet again.  I've been debating in my head whether or not to bring this blog back to life, and after several months of radio silence on here and a great deal of consideration from me, I've decided to give this thing another go. Blogging has been ultimately a beneficial exercise for me in the past, and I love to go back and read through my daily through process from weeks, months and years ago.  All in all, it's shown me how much I've changed as a person and it's made me appreciate the things I've been through.

For those of you who have been with me through the long haul, you'll probably find this blog to be a bit more sparse than it has been in the past. In an effort to "start new", I've gone through every one of my past blog posts and have deleted several entries that I wasn't completely happy with or those that no longer really have a place on this blog. We're starting anew here, folks. A new chapter, a new life, a new blog.

With all that being said, I'd like to catch everyone up on current events. As you can see from my most recent post this past February, Will and I were engaged when I left you last. We had a beautiful wedding in Raleigh on June 24th, 2017 (more pictures to come in a later post), I quit my job in Raleigh and moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina, where I'm now working as a contracts analyst for the local healthcare system. Leaving everything behind and moving to a small town where I know very few people has obviously been an adjustment for me, and it's still a bit of a learning process. Every day I'm meeting new people, discovering new shops and restaurants, and am learning the ropes bit by bit.

Married life itself has been rewarding and challenging at the same time.  I'm trying to be a better, more consistent cook, but that has proven to be a bit difficult, because my husband is the ultimate picky eater. Picking up after two people (and two destructive dogs) isn't the easiest thing, but Will and I have hired a cleaning company to come once a month to do more of a deep-clean of the house. Without that, I would be in a real mess. God bless my cleaning ladies. Luckily, Will is particular about his laundry, so he tends to do it himself. Which is more than fine by me! The house is in pretty good shape (sans the HVAC unit, which cut off several times this past summer during some of the hottest days of the year and had to be repaired by one of Will's groomsmen) and has ended up being the perfect size for the two of us.

We've established a pretty solid daily routine, and the dogs are happy as little clams in their new house. They've got a big fenced-in backyard to run around and chase squirrels away from. We try to walk them after dinner most nights, which is basically the extent of my exercise program. Will, on the other hand, is an avid golfer, so he spends a lot of time carrying his clubs around the course and burning hundreds of calories in the process. As for me, I'll be joining a gym in January.. (not).

Anyhow, that's all I have for now. I'm going to try to be better about being more consistent with my posts and keeping track of my day-to-day events. Stay posted!

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