My reasons for being gone are both small and large- a broken computer, a tiring schedule, a lack of inspiration- but all those reasons have found resolution and my rusty hands have been inching towards the "blog" button on my bookmark bar.
Here are things that are stable and current:
- Ben and I are still living on the outside of Chicago.
- We are still planning (planned? More on that process later) our wedding. It will be held March 26th, 2016 at Cafe Brauer in downtown Chicago.
- We are still in love. We don't have time to cook as much, and our exploring is limited, but we are working to change that.
- We understand the changes we need to make and have spent our summer wandering down paths, opening up to one another, asking important questions. We had spent a bit too much time dreaming and we were finally ready to face reality and move forward.
All the other details of my life are so high up in the air right now, it would just be silly to write them down until I have a chance to give them some validity.
How are you all? Have you been keeping up with my friend Kaleigh? She's had a tough summer, but she's had so much to say about it. Her words are wounded, but strong and stable. She's been a great friend to me and I'm looking forward to seeing what comes from her new self.
Have you been watching Sense8 on Netflix? Ben and I are obsessed. We've only made it through half the season, but it is gripping and mysterious. I have a couple theories, but I'm excited to see what the end will reveal.
Remember when I was living at the dacha in Istra last summer? No? Here's a TBT for ya!
Over the summer Ben and I did some hiking while we were visiting his family up in New Hampshire. Does anyone here hike or have any tips? Boot recommendations? I'd love to hear them!
I plan on posting Ben and I's engagement photos in a couple days or so, so please check back then.
Thanks for always sticking around guys. I love this little community.