Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Hitting Restart

How is it been November since the last time I posted? I knew I had intended to take bit of a blogging break but I think I let a litttleee too much time go by. Excuse the silence around here, to be honest I was feeling less then creative and started to look at the blog as something I dreaded which is something I never wanted. I originally started this blog while I was living in Charlotte working at my internship almost 7 years ago- so crazy. Since then I've moved to two new cities, worked for 2 amazing organizations, and most importantly been figuring myself out.

Being in the blog world it's so easy to get caught up in comparing yourself to everyone else and thinking your not as good or you should be doing better or really just being so hard on yourself. Enter- my blog break where I decided enough was enough and I needed some time away. After taking these past few months off, I am feeling much better and looking forward to picking things up around here. I can't say a whole lot has changed since the fall in terms of my personal life, still working the same job, still surrounded by the same amazing friends, however I did move homes mearly blocks away from our old home. So all in all, still the same me and if your still reading this rambling, thank you for sticking through it! 

Being that I've been gone for some time, it seemed appropriate to do a little getting to know me again, so here's a little background and a fun fill in the blank....

+ My name is Emily, middle name Ann, my mother also has the same middle name and it is my grandmother's first name.

+ I live in Raleigh, North Carolina and moved here almost 3 years ago from Richmond, VA.
+ I currently work at a Children's Hospital as a Child Life Specialist. I absolutely love what I do and consider myself lucky to have found something I look forward to doing every day.

+ I went to East Carolina University, Go Pirates!

+ I love music of all kinds, cooking in the kitchen and could spend every day at the beach if I could.

+ My biggest pet peeves are bad manners and rude drivers.

+ My guilty pleasures include mani/pedis, a good glass of wine and cheese plate, and binge watching shows on a lazy Sunday morning. 

Now for a fill in the blank....

Favorite song: Cry to Me by Solomon Burke

Book I am currently Reading: The Arrangement by Sarah Dunn

Favorite Thing to Cook: such a tough but probably Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs or salmon!

Women I admire: My grandmother and Jacqueline Kennedy

Things I can't live without: coffee, under-eye concealer, Spotify, and pizza.

Drink of Choice: Sauvignon Blanc or Vodka soda with lime 

Favorite Beauty Advice: ALWAYS wash your face at night

I also want to mention that I am going to try and steer my blog more towards living a healthy lifestyle and what that means for me. These past few months, I really gave myself a break from working out, eating healthy, and just taking care of my body in general. The past month I've spent a lot of time getting myself back into a routine and couldn't be happier. I feel my best when I am taking care of myself, working out 4-5 times a week, cooking and eating healthy meals, and mostly importantly setting aside time to do the things that make me happy and grounded. I decided this go around I would also create an instragram account directly related to my blog. You can follow along here.

Hope everyone is having a good start to their week and thank you for reading through all this blabbing!

Yours truly,
Emily Ann

1 comment:

Tess said...

Yay! Welcome back and can't wait to follow along. I've had plenty of mini blogging breaks too, and I think when I'm having the most fun with my blog I'm purposefully forgetting anyone reads, not second guessing myself, and focusing on posts I want to read myself! Hang in there :)