My new priority: me.

This year was the first where January came rolling around and I actually had that spurt of refreshed positivism, with a real idea of what I could and want to accomplish in the 12 months to come. Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t completely altered my view on New Year’s celebrations, but for whatever reason, I have just been able to approach the new year with the sense of purpose that other people seem to have mastered (or pretended to) long before me.

The last year has been composed of my frantic wedding planning, moving into an apartment with my husband, and adjusting to the routine of being post-grad and working an 8-5 job, while managing the house, cooking, and trying to find time to relax and enjoy newlywed bliss. In short, not much besides manic thinking about the wedding and marriage and all that has been able to take up much real estate in my mind. My other passions like writing and photography fell by the wayside. In fact, I’ve felt like I’ve had writer’s block since 2012, and I know I haven’t gone out for a real photo shoot since the end of 2012 when I was finishing my photography class in my last semester of school. So, while the thoughts of life on our own together as a married couple were very exciting, and I dove happily deep into planning mode like I always do, I am glad that now enough time has passed that I can accept my new life routine and move on to new (old) obsessions.

And now, I’m going to do those old passions better. Now that I’m done with seating charts, guest lists, price comparisons, discussions about colors and flowers and musical arrangements, thank you cards, and moving, I can take some time to rediscover my writer’s mind and my photographer’s eye. Now, I can focus on this blog as my creative forum and inspiration to keep going with my passions. I can (and will, soon) rearrange it so that it really reflects what I want to do with it. Because I really do want to make something of it, though the lack of posts thus far might reflect otherwise.

So, be on the lookout for a blog makeover here in the near future. Be on the lookout for more posts (I’m being serious now). Hold me accountable. Follow me. Maybe we can bond over our passions, or just the hope to make a passion come to life again. I would love that.