As it has a tendency to do, life has kind of gotten in the way since my last update. But I’m back, so let’s get some updates started!
First, a quick note about why I disappeared for such a long time. It’s been a hard couple of years.
My grandmother passed away at the end of 2012. My father in law passed away unexpectedly in Spring of 2013. My grandfather then passed away at the beginning of 2014.
They say things happen in threes, so I hope that I am out of the woods for a while regarding family deaths. Especially since I don’t have a lot of family left. Needless to say, there was a lot of grieving, comfort foods and not as much exercise happening. And due to that I’ve gained back 15-20lbs over the course of those couple of years.
The good news though, is that I finished my undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences and am now applying for grad schools. I was able to use my undergrad research experience in one awesome lab to get a new job in another awesome research lab; and with my additional free time outside of class I am back to volunteering, getting some workouts done, and slowly teaching myself how to play the harp (with help of YouTube videos). The kids are back in school after a long summer and seem to be genuinely excited to play with their friends again.
Overall, I feel like the household is moving in the right direction. And part of moving in the right direction means dusting myself off and putting those running shoes back on.
I’ve spent the past month(ish) hitting the gym 3-5 times a week and I’m working on changing my diet. I have some photos I may toss on later, but right now I’m just shaking off the cobwebs of these sites and thinking about the eventual redesign they will get. :)