August 31, 2011
I try to keep things positive (and not too personal) around here, but those who know me in person know that this month has been... shitty. For several reasons. I can't get into the details here, but I feel really disingenuous just posting away about pretty things when I've been feeling so contrary. It's been a very difficult summer overall which began with a loved one's very scary health diagnosis and has ended with a sudden unraveling of a relationship. And an unrelated trip to the emergency room the morning after a hurricane was just the icing on the cake (thankfully everything seems to be okay there).
But just when I thought I was heading down an endless downward spiral, two pieces of very good news have kept me afloat: 1. Last night my brother proposed to the most lovely future sister-in-law I could have ever imagined. Seriously, Sara (yes, she even reads my blog), you are already a part of my family, and I can't wait for it to be official. We all love you so much!
2. My job is sending me to Paris and Madrid in ten days!! (I learned about this five days ago). I'm so thrilled and the timing is perfect. A very welcomed escape.
So, it's been a month of extreme highs and lows, but I'm looking upward. Here's to a brighter fall to come... (stay tuned for regular posting about pretty things).
(Photo by Zee Longenecker)