Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Missed Connections

Testing, testing... is this thing on?

I'm back.  I swear, I'm back and I'm not going to leave again.  Not for months on end, at least.  I have no real excuse, but I can say that since my last post (when was the last post...?  October 12th?), a lot has happened!

  • I turned 26!  Officially late 20s.  Or we can call it the mid-20s for a little longer.
  • I went to The Florida Keys and Chicago within 2 weeks.
  • I hugged a sea lion and swam with dolphins.
  • I fist-pumped to my 6-month anniversary at work!
  • The year became 2012.
  • I got a lot happier.
  • Other stuff, but these bullets are making this seem too structured, and it's making me lose my train of thought.
One of the reasons I left for awhile was because all of a sudden, the emotionality associated with my job really affected me.  I felt like such a selfish person gushing about my life when all of these people I was meeting were suffering so severely.  I felt like being excited about my new car, or just talking about how nice the sun felt outside, was mean.  

To people who asked what happened with the blog (thank you, by way!), I was met with a lot of support.  I have come to the conclusion that I am doing no harm in sharing my joys.  It is my wish that joy comes from joy; that happiness is perpetuated in this unfair world.

In general, everything has been going swimmingly (always wanted to use that word).  I feel like I'm doing what I'm supposed to be doing in life.  It's so nice to feel like I somehow wandered upon the spot where I am supposed to be.  


Yesterday was a holiday I have always loved, with or without a mate (I think about 70% have been without).  I really do like seeing the sweet things people do for each other.  I'm a sucker for that stuff.  I made a bunch of cupcakes for my friends at work.  I do love them, after all.  

When I got home from work, I kicked off my Nikes, read some of Craigslist's Missed Connections and ate some Hershey's Hugs.  Part of me really does think there is some old-school romance in those Missed Connections.  Hopelessly romantic.


Thank you so much for coming back to me after our little break-up.  I am so glad our romance isn't a missed connection here in Blogland.  


Here are some pictures from the past few months...

Road trip to The Keys with best friends

 Dolphin Research Center, Grassy Key Florida

 Dolphin Encounter 

 Me in The Bean's reflection

 Had to.

 Millenium Park, Chicago

Cold walks in Chicago

Katie and I welcoming 2012 from a photobooth!


  1. Awe yeah!! So excited you're back! I always love reading about your happy times...don't feel bad about being happy because you never know who you are making smile by doing that!

    Glad you've had some great experiences and I can't believe you've already had your 6 month anniversary at your new job. Such an accomplishment!!

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