I was reading through my feeds, and saw Caity’s post about how hard it is to return to blogging after a break, but how it’s that much harder to stop writing altogether.
That’s kind of the space that I’m in right now. The last three months have been super light on the blogging, but it’s something I don’t think I can just stop doing. I keep renewing my hosting, keep checking my dashboard, but I haven’t hit the “Post” button in weeks.
It’s been a hectic summer, and one that quite frankly I won’t be sad to see go. I love the fall season, and it’s going to be nice to have a break from it all shortly.
My cousin’s wedding in Victoria was lovely, and it was so nice to see friends and family again after not being in contact since Grandma’s funeral last summer. It seems that family gatherings must be centred around weddings or funerals, so I’m glad we have a fun reason to gather this year!
Victoria was gorgeous and the weather held out (thank goodness). The ceremony was outside!
After Victoria it was only five days until my new job started. I spent most of that time running errands that I otherwise wouldn’t have had time to accomplish, and spent way too much money on new shoes. But honestly, why wouldn’t you want a pair of purple Chucks to wear to work? (In addition to black Vans sneakers and black leather Steve Madden flats. Love.)
My old black flats finally died and while I was sad to see them go (I’ve had them since the summer of 2006!) it was a nice reason to go shopping for new shoes.
The first week went insanely well, and I’m loving the new position I’m in. It’s always hard to tell what a position will be like based on the first week, but if wasn’t amazing there would be something worth looking at…
It’s also rare to find a position that will allow you to travel in the first week. I went to Toronto to meet some people and get to know the agency we work with there. It was a great trip, I just wish I had more time to explore the city outside of the small radius of things we were doing. But, how often do you get to go to a video game release party in the first week of a job?
There was also a lot of food and diners. Nom. The plane ride there and back also may have involved wine and cheese with gluten free (!) crackers — thanks Air Canada!
But nothing beats coming home to that big Alberta sky and sunsets.
It’s also a great day when I get to see my favourite beagle.
So here’s hoping that blogging will become part of my routine again. Because just like Caity said, it may be months in between entries sometimes, but there’s something about this medium that keeps calling you back with its siren song. I don’t think I could ever stop completely, but every once in awhile, breaks are necessary.
My life is starting to come together, and I want to document and photograph it all!