Making a Comeback!

It’s been a very long time since I’ve posted here and, quite frankly, I feel terrible about it. So many times I’ve thought about finding this blog again and logging in. Of the struggle to remember my password or what web address I needed to remember.

Well here I am. Back again!

It’s difficult to find a starting place again after two years. So many things have happened. There have been relationships, bad and good, scary and exhilarating. There have job changes and relocations and friendships built and lost and rebuilt again.

I cannot say that I am at the same point I was when I started this blog. I’m older and I feel like I’ve learned many more lessons about life and adulting than I was prepared to learn. But this isn’t a bad thing, it’s just the way things go. I look back so fondly on the this blog and where I was then and how it helped change me and express myself better.

My only hope for the future here is to bring more clarity in my coming endeavors, share my adventures and thoughts , and perhaps make a small mark somewhere out there in this big ole pond.


Here’s to looking forward! 

Home SWEET Budgets

Guess who is now an official key carrying, grocery buying, broke and stuck at home house renter?? That’s right, it’s me!


In the past, I’ve lived with multiple significant others and a few friends but never actually been responsible for my own place. Well not anymore! This girl is moving up in the world and as of today, my roommate and I have signed the papers and obtained the door opening devices to our very own home! It’s adorable in yellow and white, gleaming hardwood floors, and decent sized yard. There’s even a wonderful little sun room!

Although I can barely contain my excitement, this is a HUGE step for me. I’m used to buying the things I want or dancing and drinking the night away as I please. For the first time in my whole life (yes, I understand that at 28 I am a little late!) I’ve got my very own… budgeting concerns. For someone with hardly any bills, besides the gym and bad shopping habits, this already seems like the hardest thing I’ve ever been faced with. Instead of focusing on how I’ll make it monetarily , I’m concentrating on the small things that need to happen to make this feel like home.  For example, I’ve been planning and decorating the walls. Who knew how much a painting or a new coffee table could bring together a room!! I’ve also learned that a full fridge can be very exciting as well. Yesterday I did some shopping and stocked my fridge with edible delights from the dollar store and Big Lots. Can you believe that they actually carry eggs??

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Let this picture in no way represent my cooking skills. I actually consider myself a great cook, it’s the grocery shopping that kills me. No longer do I have to convenience of a fully stocked kitchen and pantry!

So I am a little poorer than I have been in a long time. No biggie, I also now have the freedom and space to do as I please! If I get the urge to slide around the house in my socks, so be it! If I don’t feel up to washing the dishes, they’ll just have to wait until tomorrow! The power is mine!!

For a while I know that I’ll be learning new things that I might not be comfortable with yet. I know that my new space may be smaller and less together than I’m used to.  I also know that I can do this. I can rent a house, pay my bills, and perhaps soon, be a thrifty, successful, supermarket connoisseur! Until then I’ll just have to take all of my newly gained knowledge and experience and make the best of this exciting time in my life.