I know. It’s been a while. Es tut mir leid.

I think the best way to sum up why I’ve been M.I.A. (in regards to my blog) is with one of my favorite quotes, as well as one of my favorite poems, by Thoreau:

“How vain it is to sit down to write, when you have not stood up to live.”

“My life has been the poem
I would have writ,
But I could not both live
And utter it.”

In other words, I feel like I’m finally “living” again. Falling into a routine. Getting comfortable in this crazy, wonderful city. This blog began as an outlet for me – a way to prevent myself from losing my mind as I struggled with the reality of recent events. I was lost. I was scared (I still am at times, as hard as it is to admit). I wasn’t able to spend as much time doing the things I love (mainly working out) as often as I liked, thus, I had plenty of spare time to hang out at home and blog.

Lucky for me, 2014 is already promising to be so much better than last year. Let’s hope it fucking stays that way.

ImageProst to 2014!!!

New and incredible people have become a part of my life. I’ve continued to explore, and dare I say it, fall more and more in love with this breathtaking city. Most importantly, I’m back in the gym! *Insert a ton of obnoxious smiley emoticons.* 

Incase you can’t read what’s written on the board, it says “pain, sweat, & tears motherf*ckers”.

So yes, I’ve finally fallen back into a routine. Work, CrossFit, sleep, repeat. Whenever I can, I squeeze in reading, sightseeing, nights out & (soon) traveling. As a result, I’ve just been way too damn tired (okay, maybe lazy) and busy to keep up with my blog. Both a good & bad thing. Good because it means I have a life again (not that all you amazing bloggers out their don’t have lives – this got awkward fast) but bad because I haven’t been able to keep up with something I truly do enjoy.

Well, the little push I needed to get me back into blogging showed up by surprise during the week. I received a package from a friend I’ve had since the ripe old age of 7. One of the many amazing things in the package was a journal she said was to “help with my blogging”. I mean, COME ON. I felt like straight up shit poo for not having kept up with my blog after reading that. I also felt so overwhelmingly loved knowing I had an old friend almost halfway across the world from me, who was reading my blog & cared enough to show her support.


No more excuses. I will attempt to keep up with this blog much better than I have been for the beginning of 2014 (hey, at least it’s still January). Will it be daily posts? Hell to the no. However, they won’t be monthly posts either.

At the request of another good friend who got me through the end of 2013, I will be posting a tune at the end of every blog. Today I leave you with one called “Breathe”. To all of you who were just as ready as I was for 2013 to be over, WE MADE IT. It’s a new year. Take it day by day, enjoy the little things, and just breathe.

P.S. – Herzlichen Gluckwunsch zum 81 Geburtstag Opa! ❤

P.P.S. – No this isn’t a calm omglifeissobeautifulbutterfliesandpuppies song. This song should inspire you to get up and MOVE. Be it dancing or working out. Enjoy.