Monday, February 18, 2013

Ease on down the road

Is anyone still out there? It has been an embarrassingly long time since I last posted in this little corner of the blogosphere. I quickly scrolled through the last posts that I wrote back in September - yes, it's been that long - and I couldn't help but reflect on how much is different in my life!

I have such sweet friends who periodically text me to say they miss the blog. To be honest, I haven't quite had the words - or the time - to blog. I've missed it though! My favorite thing about reading blogs is getting to know the author. Sure the "pretty" parts are fun, but I enjoy getting to know the person behind the words - and I respect those who are incredibly vulnerable and share the truth in their lives. Especially when it's not pretty. 

That being said, I haven't been ready to share the "un-pretty" things in my life - nor did I even know how to - until recently. 

I said that a lot has changed in my life since September, and boy is that (what feels like) the understatement of the year:

1. I am single in the city... well, maybe not the city... but Oklahoma City!
After two years of dating my best friend, we decided it was best for both of us if we were to take some time apart. Can we be real here for a second? Breaking up is AWFUL! It's so terrible. People talk about heart break - but I'm here to tell you, it's a literal pain! Even though I knew it was for the best, my heart felt broken. 

I know this might come as a shock to those of you who know me (sarcasm) but I tend to have a flair for the dramatic. I remember thinking, "I will never be able to move on from this. Nevah!" (Okay, so maybe I'm being a little dramatic in the re-telling of this as well). But guess what? There's good news - what people say is true - time heals all wounds.

Now, I'm not here to tell you that I don't ever think about the "good ol' days" or wish to go back and do things differently, but I can absolutely tell you that I've come out on the other side of this breakup... and I'm happy!

2. I have a new job that I absolutely adore! Folks, I have to say, I had given up hope that it was possible to love my job. I have always worked with amazing people, but the work itself never fulfilled me. All that changed once I started working for Downtown OKC, Inc. (DOKC from here on out). I work with the best of the best - and I get to work on projects that matter! 

Not once... I will say it again just so you don't miss it... not ONCE have I thought, "Man, I don't want to go into work today." It's been 5 months - there have been some crazy stressful days (yes, yes there were tears at times) - but I can still say that I genuinely look forward to going into work every day!

I am the happiest I have been in a very long time - I know that I am exactly where I'm supposed to be and doing exactly what I'm supposed to be doing.

3. I bought a house! Well, I'm in the process of buying a house. The seller accepted my offer on this cute little bungalow this weekend, so now we just have to get through the inspection. If all goes well, this baby will be mine on March 15th! Say a little prayer for me?

So, here's my plan - blog more! Simple enough right? I have never been so happy and passionate about what I'm doing - and I want to share that! 

What can you expect to see and read? 
Obsessive talk about the decor plans for my new house? Yes! 
Pictures of the crazy shenanigans around the office? That's a given! 
Tales - and snapshots - of the amazing events that we put on in our fair city? You betcha! 
Basically, buckle up for the wild ride that my life has become - and I wouldn't change a thing!

xoxo, E

Note after posting: this is my 100th post on the blog - how fitting it's my "return!"


  1. Ahhh I'm so excited to see you back in the blogosphere!!! And I can't wait to catch up with you sometime this week!!

  2. I'm really excited to see that you're back. I started following you right before your hiatus and am really looking forward to your home posts. I'm right behind you and looking for my first house.


    1. Thanks Rebecca! Glad to have you and good luck on your search!!

  3. Glad you're back! Always loved your little blog! Congratulations on the house, too!

  4. YAY! Glad you're back lovely, I've been missing you!! :)