My oh my. So much has happened in the months that I haven’t written.
I finished planning my wedding. It became a full time job in the last two months.
I worked as much as possible to have as much cash as possible to cover my time off as well as pay for the wedding without going into massive debt. Jim worked a bunch, too, so we didn’t see much of each other. We’re back to our normal schedules now and learning, once again, how to carve out time and space for each other.
Unfortunately, my grandma passed away in the week before my wedding. I have a lot more to say on that topic and I miss her deeply.
Grandma’s funeral was the same day I left with Jim for our honeymoon in Jamaica. Part of me wishes I had rearranged our plans to be there, even though I did get to say my goodbye while she was in the hospital.
Reentry to work and “real life” minus wedding planning was rough at first and is still in process. The grief I felt for my grandma’s passing was intense but somewhat on hold once the wedding weekend and honeymoon began. Post-honeymoon it was like a crushing weight that suddenly dropped on my chest and took the first two weeks to slowly reduce in size.
We are now about a month and a half post-wedding and tomorrow will mark a month since we returned from Jamaica. I am happy to say that I am finally feeling like myself again and am excited to return to blogging. In the future, I hope to have my writing muscles developed enough to continue writing through my challenges. It’s a discipline like any other.
In any case, I’m glad to be back. I’ve got lots to share and I can’t wait. :)