From the very beginning, my personal life has been a constant and consistent spark for the ideas and articles I’ve authored here on this blog. I’ve written about the blind date I met my husband on, our wedding, our relocation from Manhattan to the suburbs of Washington, D.C., and our temporary yet very first(!) home. With a range of emotions, and with the knowledge that every ending is also a beginning, today I write to share that after 9 years together, my husband and I have separated.
The start of 2017 has been a challenging few months. Moving out of the home that’s been the backdrop of this blog into my own apartment, and adjusting to this new chapter in my life has been an intense distraction from my work here, on this site that I love, and on social. It’s taken me some time to recalibrate myself. I needed a break, and that break went ahead and took itself.
Today, with a new month on the horizon and a clearer perspective that comes with space and time, I look forward to getting back into the swing of things. Bit by bit, mind you. Just as I say, “Yes you can!,” to all of you regarding decorating, I now repeat these same words to myself, about, well…, many things.
I want to say, readers, how thankful I am that you read, and that you come back again, and again, to my site. Come what may, every day you inspire an urgency in me to create and to share that is a professional gift, and I am grateful.