I appologize to my readers for my lack of being here these past 2 months. I am back now...hopefully to stay. I've been on a vacation from my blog among other things. I wasn't happy with myself at the time and I was stressing myself out even more with my blog. Blogging was supposed to be an escape for me...something I could do for myself to get away from things that were bothering me. Instead, I was beginning to feel that blogging was the cause of my stress. Trying to come up with topics to blog about...getting home from work and spending hours searching for things to post about and then actually writing it...finding great photos....trying to keep up with my weekly featured posts (project 52, man crush monday, 100 things that make me happy)...it was all just too much for me then and I wasn't really enjoying what I was posting about.
So what have I been up to? Well, I've been reading...A LOT! I don't have a count for how many books I've read in the past couple of months, but it's been quite a bit! I went on a family vacation to Cozumel. I've never been out of the country and I've never been on a cruise so there went two firsts for me :) We left out of Galveston and were gone for 4 days. It was really nice to spend so much time with so much of my family. All together our group included my mom and stepdad, all four of my little brothers, my little sister and her husband, my grandma and grandpa, and myself of course :) The water was so beautiful and I even went snorkeling! That is an accomplishment for me because I have a terrible terrible fear of water I can't see through. I haven't had a foot in any water other than a pool or puddle since early high school...which would mean about 10 years! The water was super clear though and I had a BLAST! We had so much fun and I was really sad to have to come back to work afterwards.
I temporarily closed my Etsy shop and am considering opening up again. I am dead set on opening a bath and body shop on Etsy also so keep an eye out for that! It's going to be WONDERUL! :)