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10 Things I’ve Done While I’ve Been Away

Those who have been long time followers of my blog know that I’ve been away for quite some time. My most recent blog post was published around a year and a half ago – so what on earth have I been doing that’s kept me away for so long? Let’s take a looksee…

  1. I was finally diagnosed. As many of you may be aware, I had left off my blog suffering many undiagnosed health issues. Finally, in October of 2016 I was diagnosed as having both Celiac Disease & Fibromyalgia. It’s been a long road to recovery, but I’m doing a thousand times better than I was. I even feel like a real human most days!
  2. I got a divorce. After 7 years, my husband and I decided mutually to call it quits. No trash talking, please. He is now with a wonderful woman who cares very much for my daughter – and the two have a beautiful baby girl together. I am now with an amazing guy, hitting up on eight months, and I simply couldn’t be happier.
  3. I worked as a chef again for a while. As much as I love to cook, I can safely say I shall NOT be going back into the industry for some time. Unfortunately, commercial kitchens are hell when you’re a woman, as the industry is very male oriented. It’s okay – I’ve got another bit of experience to tuck under my belt.
  4. I began freelance content writing again. Not long after looking to work from home again, I found a steady job where I make a decent sum of money each week.
  5. I started freelance photography. I’ve always loved photography, and some people had told me I took really good pictures. Hesitant at first, I finally dived into it and have begun selling some of my photographs as stock photos. I’m not rich yet, but I’ll let you know.
  6. I adopted a fur baby. Well, he adopted me… or I rescued him… or he rescued me.. or whatever. His name is Mr. Kitty (my daughter named him, can you tell?) and he’s estimated to be about five years old. He tried to following me into work one day last March when I was working an overnight, and I said to him “If you’re here when I come back, I’m gonna take you home.” Guess what? He waited for me. He’s a very sweet, attention loving, orange tabby who is absolutely enormous for a cat. He’s also my daughter’s new best friend, and he even waits for her to get on and off the bus everyday.
  7. My PTSD & Panic Disorder are both mostly under control now. I still have panic attacks now and again, and the nightmares will come back once in a blue moon, but for the most part, my mind is my own once more.
  8. I published two new books. Yes, shame on me for not broadcasting it or getting on my blog first. They’re part of a new series that was/is kind of therapeutic for my useless-knowledge-loving-self, called Think You Know Your States? I’ll be featuring them in the weeks to come on my blog.
  9. I took up (kind of) extreme couponing. Man, guys, it’s addicting. My boyfriend’s mom (AKA “The Master of Couponing”) showed me the ins and outs. It’s saved me a ton of money and kept my fridge/pantry both stocked full.
  10. I won the lottery… HA! Just kidding. But a girl can dream, right?

So, anyways, it’s so great to be back. I missed my wonderful readers! My blog may not stay as active as it was before I went away, but it will stay active from here on out. Thanks for sticking with me for so long. 🙂

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. adtrosper
    Mar 05, 2017 @ 13:33:33

    Glad to hear things are looking up for you!

    Reply

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