let’s just pretend i didn’t take a few weeks off from blogging, and we’ll catch right back up, like we never were apart.
i hope everyone’s holiday is going successfully. i have to say, mine has been restorative. i was feeling hella-burnt out – and i do realize that’s a common blogger symptom that us internetters love to lament, but to my credit i haven’t done a ton of complaining re: this job is so hard.
but yal, this job is so hard.
i just needed to put down my phone, and the instagrams and the blog-machine and take a few breaths. and I’m going to keep that up for a few more days — into 2019 I’ll boldly go trying not to do every damn thing I see on the internet.
I absolutely must come back in the new year renewed, inspired and ready to decide what I want to be when I grow up (NO PRESSURE!). I want to feel some excitement, and I want to learn some new things in 2019. I want to work with a team again, I want to create and I want to share here, with you guys. so, secreting that shit out into the world. stay tuned.
meanwhile, i’ve been in aspen for a week, and it’s been the perfect antipode to life in raleigh. i hustled at home until the 11th hour of holiday, jumped on a plane and let jesus do his thing in the cockpit. i landed in a foot of snow, with my traveling companion bad dog major, and came home to a lovely cabin in the woods, more-ready for guests than it’s ever been. welcoming, warm, rustic and full of all the finds we’ve been collecting at thrift shops and second-hand shops for the last year.
we promptly purchased the perfect little christmas tree for the kitchen, got some garland, lights, a gallon of apple cider and hung the stockings by mantel with obsessive-complusion in hopes that the perfect instagram pic would get all the cares.
and if it wasn’t christmas all of a sudden up in here! we’ve only poked into town a couple of times, for a christmas sushi dinner at matsuh and dessert at the jerome, and we checked out the winter pop-up from eleven madison park called winter house, but otherwise, we’ve cozied up in the cabin, cooked food, watched movies (i have to say that christmas chronicles was really very good), gone snow-dogging and now we’ve got some friends at the house. the bedrooms are full, the snow is coming down, the throwback jams playlist on spotify is on, and i am good yal. i wish some rest, relaxation, a little gratitude for all the goodness going on and some insightful intentions for the new year to all you guys. thank you for sticking with me!