I can't quite tell you what finally beckoned me back to the blog. My best guess is that it's a combination of it being a new year and currently being in the heart of Oscars season. Given that new years resolutions and Oscar noms are two things I've written about religiously in the past, I think both made me miss this little corner of the internet.
So what have I been up to during the past year? Nothing. Okay, slightly less than nothing. About a week after my last blog post, we moved apartments. The move came up very quickly and unexpectedly. Up until last March, we lived in a neighborhood in San Francisco called the Marina. The Marina is beautiful, lively, and super inconveniently located when you have to commute south of the city every day...which I did. One day, my husband was looking at Craigslist on a whim and saw the apartment we now live in. It has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, hardwood floors, a big kitchen, and was a great price (for San Francisco) so we jumped at it. Best of all, it's located in a neighborhood called Bernal Heights, which is on the south side of San Francisco. The new location cuts a minimum of twenty minutes off my commute each way. Huge. Although there are some things we miss about our old apartment (like the flower-lined walkway in front that served as the stage for basically every single outfit photo I ever took for this blog), we absolutely love our new place.
And yes, I will definitely be posting photos of the apartment here sometime soon!
Other happenings: we traveled! To Japan! And then to the Grenadines! Both trips were spectacular. The Japan trip was just me and my husband, and I am so, so, so glad that we did it. Memories from that trip will be an upcoming topic on the blog, too. The trip to the Grenadines was with my family, and it was just as relaxing and beautiful as we could have possibly hoped it would be.
Smaller things: I joined a gym here on the south side of the city that I love (I never once felt intimidated by the other people there), we've gotten better about cooking at home, I've read lots of books and seen lots of TV shows I want to tell you about, and I'm thoroughly convinced that 2016 will be a banner year. With that in mind, I think now's a great time to pick writing back up. I'm a little unsure of the posting cadence I'll be able to maintain, but I'm going to try to at least write every time I have something interesting to report. Which might not be often, we shall see.
Finally, how do you like the new look? Slick, right? I think the incredible amount of advertising Squarespace does on all my favorite podcasts finally got to me. You'll have to forgive some funky formatting on old posts, but I think the site going forward will be cleaner and more easily-navigable than it's ever been.
And a quick administrative note: if you were signed up for the auto-generated emails from my blog before, they likely won't work anymore. I'll be working without an email option for now--thanks for being flexible.
So nice to be writing again! Happy to have you back.