Guess who’s back, back again?
After a very long (and what I would now describe as much needed) hiatus, I am back on the word train. Not that I ever really left, not really, because you can never really take the “writer” out of a writer, but it certainly wasn’t on my radar for a while. Hence, the hiatus. In any case, I’m back.
To be fair, this past while has been busy. I met the actual love of my life last year and a few months ago, after just over a year of dating, we bought our first home together. He’s wonderful. No, like actually amazing. You know that saying that goes something along the lines of, “find the one who makes you realize why it didn’t work out with anyone else”? Yeah. I did that :) He’s a firefighter, and he’s got the biggest heart of anyone I’ve ever dated. He’s kind and thoughtful and loving and so so sooooo handsome!! I’ve never been so happy!
So we bought this house, and since we didn’t want to stop there, we decided to add to our family and are now the proud fur-parents of one (1) Tobias Anthony Waffles, esq.
We’d gotten him from the local shelter, and even though we’d gone in with the idea of possibly getting an older adult cat, when Toby showed up and stole the show, we both knew he had to come home with us. Which he did, and promptly proceeded to steal our hearts. Which is kind of funny, considering both Tyler and I am allergic to cats. <shrugs shoulders>
One of the biggest reasons I’ve ever wanted to buy a house is so that I could build myself a reading room. I’d been talking about it for ages. (If you don’t believe me, ask anyone who’s known me the last 15 years, lol). So when we decided on this house, I immediately started thinking about what colour I would paint, what kind of vibe I would have, and of course, how many bookshelves I could cram into it. (Currently that number is 2. Obviously this will change with time and funding.)
That’s where I am right now, in fact. I’d previously implemented a “no electronics allowed” rule for this room, as it also doubles as a meditation space, but I find that creatively speaking, this room has good “chi” and I don’t want to ignore that fact. So, here I am, breaking my own rules. The badass that I am.
Ultimately, I really just wanted to sit down and tap out some words onto a screen. It’s a nice change from binge watching Grey’s Anatomy and already I feel better about doing it. As much as I want to say I will post more regularly, I also know myself pretty well and I know that for me, that’s probably not going to happen. You know what does happen? Life. Interruptions. Unforeseen events that can leave you exhausted emotionally and physically… which is the topic for another day’s post. But I’m here today, right now, and that’s a win in my books.
So I will leave you with this adorable picture of Toby wearing his Rider Pride gear in support of his favourite football team. I’m still on the lookout for a little bow tie for him to wear on special occasions, but alas, there are none to be found in this city! (sad face)
Thank you to everyone who still reads my (sporadic) posts and who continue to be my support in doing what I love to do. You guys rock!
Until next time… xoxo