Oh, where to start…
Would you believe me if I told you I stared at the screen for 15 whole minutes before I started this sentence? Ok…maybe it was 14. Who's counting? Not me…
The last time I posted was on my birthday…seven months ago. A lot has happened since then, and I've missed blogging so much. For some reason, I just couldn't bring myself to post. The more I put it off, the harder it became. Finally, with a little encourgagement from close friends and family (especially Jeff), I decided to just do it. So here I am. I hope you're here, too.
Life has moved quickly since I last posted. Just two days ago, my family held the unveiling ceremony for my father at the cemetery. It still seems as though we just lost him, but it's been a whole year already. I wish I could say that it's gotten easier. In some ways, it has; in others, it's gotten harder. I still haven't fully processed that he's gone. Sometimes the realization hits me like a punch in the stomach and completely takes my breath away. It comes in waves and I have to stop what I'm doing to let them pass me by. All I can say is that I'm lucky to have such a supportive group of family and friends, even though many of them live far away from me.
In other, happier news, I've lived in Northern Virginia for nearly eight months now. A little over a month ago, Jeff and I moved from our one bedroom apartment to a two bedroom condo which we absolutely love. It has a huge open kitchen, two balconies (one that overlooks a running and biking trail), and allows pets! I see a dog in our future! On top of our new space being absolutely perfect, we are now within walking distance of restaurants and the metro. I work in downtown DC and my commute is about 20 minutes. DC and Virginia are very different from New York, and I am still adjusting. I love our new neighborhood though and hope we stick around for a while.
As far as food and exercise go, I am currently trying to lose the weight I gained over the past year. After my father passed away, I lost some of my motivation for a while. Now I'm proud to say that I'm back at the gym and eating well…for the most part (there are a lot of awesome restaurants in DC!). I'm still a vegetarian and have no plans of changing that.
And, now, about this blog…I plan to keep posting regularly. I am currently writing this post from an app on my iPad and once I figure out how to post pictures, I plan to bring back the recipe and food posts. I also promise to post pictures of DC, my new condo, and all of my other everyday adventures.
So, stay tuned, and thank you in advance for hanging out and still reading!
Have a great Tuesday! <3