Let me begin by apologizing for my absence over the past two months. A lot has happened between then and now, and it has taken this long for me to be ready to share my life again through this blog. First of all, my boyfriend, Colin, who I was living with in an adorable one bedroom on the Upper East side, was offered a fantastic opportunity with his company - in London. After debating this decision, he and I decided that the best move was for him to go (although I did cry a little...ok, a lot). Being that we are in love (cue the violin music), there was no question that we would remain together and do the whole "long distance relationship" thing for the time being. Naturally, I would have loved to go with him, but because it's near impossible for someone to obtain a work visa in the UK without company sponsorship, I knew that I needed to stay in NY and send my love and support to him from afar. And so....
I now live in Brooklyn (cue the Storm Trooper soundtrack). Ok, that's being a touch dramatic. Brooklyn is really not so bad, and it's actually pretty charming and definitely less chaotic than the city. And cheaper. I moved in with two lovely girls in a three bedroom apartment I discovered via craigslist, and I gained two additional roommates as well - brother and sister tuxedo cats named Awesome and Danger. Yeah, they're cool like that. I also joined the local gym and started a weekly Dinner and Documentary Night with my best friend...I will not sit around crying and depressed, no no no! In a colossal effort to look at this next year of physical separation from Colin in a positive light, I have adopted this philosophy: Just as he is doing, I too am going to better myself over this next year. I am going to get into better shape. I am going to take classes in Interior Design so that I can eventually have a job I love. I am going to get more in touch with my goals and live a life with more intention. I am going to make new friends, try new things, and get back to a place of happiness. Because to be honest, the joy and love that I have with Colin has served as a band-aid for a lot of things, and without him here, I am forced to see what needs healing in my life. Which is kind of a lot. But I have realized that life has a way of giving you not what you want, but exactly what you need. I don't want to be apart from the person that I love, but we both need this time to better our lives and ourselves.
And so, I'm back to Bellishment, baby! - on the precipice of great and exciting (and perhaps gradual) change in my life; change that will help lead me to a place where I'm happy in the life I live.
(paint, Deep Ocean by Benjamin Moore//bedding, West Elm//desk, Crate and Barrel//dresser, Ikea//the prints of the ocean, city lights, and oranges, Ciao Chessa via etsy)