I’m sitting at a nearby coffee shop, simply staring at my laptop screen. (Have you ever done that before? Tried to sit down to work, but just ended up staring at your computer like it’s a Magic Eye puzzle? *Pats self on the back for the stellar 90s reference.*) And then, suddenly, the tears start. Nothing too crazy; just a couple of ’em. But they’re there, and I realize that I’ve been doing things… all wrong.
Oy. Another late post. 2017 is off to a rocky start, haha.
One of the reasons I love blogging so much is that it almost serves as a little diary. When looking back on 2016, it’s easy for me to sum up my year in a sentence or two: “2016 was great! Emma was born!”
But when I scrolled through my posts (which, yes, took a while), I was amazed by just how much occurred. So I thought I’d take myself on a trip down Memory Lane today. WARNING: This post is crazy long, and if you somehow make it to the bottom, you deserve a gold star. ;)
Mitch and I spent a couple of days last week in New York, and it was so great. Going back is always bittersweet; a mixture of so many emotions. I have to admit that my plan was to live in NYC forever… and meeting Mitch–who eventually led me to Chicago–threw me for a loop. ;) It goes without saying, though, that I’m ecstatic my little plan didn’t work out. (Really ecstatic.) But man: it always feel good to go home.
While we were there, we decided that we missed New York a little too much. So we came up with yet another plan: in a year, we’re going to rent an apartment there. We’ll probably only do it for a month or so, but we’ve come to the realization that while we know we can’t live in NYC full-time, going back for a few days here and there just isn’t enough. And while there are logistics to work out, they aren’t as complicated as we thought they’d be!
I’m flying back to Chicago tomorrow morning, and couldn’t be more excited. Before I left, I was feeling pretty down and out–and overwhelmed–about the house, but now I’m feeling completely rejuvenated about the whole thing. Amazing what a little time away from a stressful situation can do for a person, huh?!
I hope you guys had an amazing Memorial Day Weekend! Mine was definitely one for the books: my childhood best friend, Katie, got married (and I was a bridesmaid!); I was reunited with Mitch; and our last visit home to New York before Baby Larkin is currently in progress.