Hello friends. It’s been a long time. I’m so sorry for my absence and must tell you I’ve missed this blog and you all so much. This post has been a long time coming and has literally kept my stomach in knots for awhile. I’ve written it and unwritten it a million times and it’s finally time to get it all out there. This blog is not a journal by any means, and although I share some personal tidbits and adventures, for the most part it is style focused and that is how I want it to remain. That said, I think this is too big not to share… so here it goes.

Back in March I made the toughest decision of my life. I decided to end my marriage. My husband and I have been together 12 years altogether, married for 8, and our relationship has been a very important part of my life. We met when we were 18, got married at 21 and literally grew up together. We worked on it and worked on it, but ultimately ours was not a relationship meant to stand the test of forever, and we are both moving on in life. I moved out and found my own little apartment, so if you follow me on Instagram and got really confused by all of my moving photos, that answers that. Things are good and very amicable between us. We have a mutual respect and admiration for each other which cannot be broken, and we are holding close to that while finalizing all of the last details of ending us. The hard part is over and I am very happy as I get to know myself all over again and blossom in my new life.

In the beginning, everything felt like a new and exciting (and sometimes scary) first. I’d never lived alone before! Despite the huge transition, I have to say that I’m really loving it. I kept my little snuggle-bug Ruby and have been enjoying my world in whole new ways. I’m so thankful for amazing friends and family who have supported me through everything and I feel like getting back to the blog is one of the final pieces of the puzzle of my new life coming together.