Thursday, September 15, 2011

I'm Back!

It's official ladies - after many not so subtle hints from many of my followers, friends and even my husband - I've decided to come back to blogging.


For the first time in a long time I'm started to feel like myself again - and let me tell you, it's a good feeling. Now that my schedule has slowed down slightly and I've been able to catch my breath, I have the itch to get back to blogging!

I've experienced a bit of a whirlwind the past six months though. I'll spare you the drama and give you the high lights:

-Knee injury has completely derailed Crossfit efforts. After 5 months of a vicious cycle of rehab for a week then working out for a week, I've finally committed to staying off my knee and rehabbing it properly. I'm two weeks in and not seeing much improvement - but I trust that within another 4-6 weeks I will see signs of improvement and be able to return to Crossfit.

- Remember that big girl job that I was so excited about in April? Turned out to be a BIG fail. Out of respect for my friends who still work there, I won't go into any particular details. Simply put - it was not for me. After four months, I made the difficult decision to explore other career opportunities and the Lord quickly blessed me with a new path.

-I've been at my new job three weeks now and already I feel a huge weight has been lifted. The schedule is much more reasonable and I truly see opportunity for long term growth and happiness. Thank-you Lord!

-I'm finally a blonde again!!!! After 8 long and difficult months, my hair has regained it's sparkle. Although, not without a lot of damage. Lesson learned - I will never go dark again - ever.



That about sums it up. Thank-you SO much to all of you who have checked in on me over the past six months. It makes me feel so great to know that my absence has not gone unnoticed and that there are people out there (even if you are technically strangers!) who care for me and my while being.

I'm done with the pouting and poor me stories. I can't wait to jump back on the wagon and see what everyone has been up to!

32 comments:

Aly @ Analyze This said...

Let me be the first to say Welcome Back!!! :)You have been missed!

Whitney said...

Glad you are back!

Emily said...

So glad you're back, and that picture is gorgeous!

xx Emily @ laughliveandshop.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

So happy to see you back! I've missed ya!

Megan said...

very excited to have you back!!!!! i knew things would look up soon :)

and i am sorry to hear about that job, but i know you were not particularly happy, and i am glad you made the change :) things always happen the way they are supposed to!

and heck yea...being blonde can be a heck of a difference! it looks fabulous on you! i feel so much happier when i am blonde and i cant wait to find a job so i can afford to be blonde again :)

glad you're back! you've been missed!

ashley said...

Wooooooooooooohoooooooo! Welcome back, so happy to see you in my reader this morning.

What a great picture of you both, you look great!!!

Meg O. said...

It's great to see you inspired and back to blogging!! I love the blonde hair. Glad the new new job is working out well and things overall are going fabulously!

Mrs. Lukie said...

Yayyyy!! Welcome back :)

Kelly said...

Welcome back :-) You're looking gorgeous, and happy to hear that you're feeling just as good!! Happy Friday Eve, Amber!

~Katie said...

Yay!! So glad you're back, I love your blog!!

d.a.r. said...

Ahhh so happy for you sweetie!! It sounds like things are trucking along just fine--true testament to everything happens for a reason, no?

Take care :)

Kelly said...

Glad to know that you are taking care of that knee. Injuries are no joke, neither is a job that makes you unhappy!

Hope this new job is wonderful!

asj said...

welcome back, we definitely missed you! excited to read your posts again, hope your knee gets better ASAP and this new job is better than the last!

Mateya said...

I am just so thrilled you're back!

Glad to hear about your new job...that is awesome girl!

Kaley said...

So glad you're back and doing well!!

Laura said...

yayyy!! happiness!! You look so beautiful in that pic!! :) I missed u! love the blondes... and I hope your knee gets cooperating for u soon! AND- Congrats on the new job path! God always seems to work in mysterious ways :) xoxoxo

ajs {of MN} said...

yeah i am so excited that you are back!

Lisa said...

Welcome back!!

Melissa said...

Yea! Welcome back! And I know exactly what you mean about the blonde hair. My original color is brown and I decided a few years ago to try to go back...UGH!!!!! That's all I know to say...it was soooooo not pretty!

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

Welcome back! I just recently returned to back to clogging and it feels great!

THE Stephanie said...

Great to have you back!

I hope you're able to get your knee healed. I recently hurt my shoulder and am starting PT tomorrow.

So frustrating b/c there are NO xfit WODs that don't involve some sort of shoulder exercise. I hope it's nothing major. :(

Rebekah said...

I'm so glad you're back and that things are looking up for you!

Lu said...

Yay! Glad you're back!

Sarah said...

Yaaaay! =D So glad you're back!! A bunch of the bloggers I've been following since I started have either stopped blogging totally, are taking a hiatus/break or are blogging differently now. It's nice to see a familiar "face" around here again. =)

Jessica said...

Glad you're back and hope your new job goes well!!!

Cait said...

so happy you're back and LOVE your dress! where is it from?!

Jesica said...

Welcome back!

Lil' Woman said...

Welcome back!! :)

Neely said...

YAY!!!!!

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

Welcome back! It's good to hear that your job situation is sorted out and that you're enjoying it now. When you enjoy what you do, it makes your life so much better!

Christina said...

I love that you're back! And you sound like your old self! Welcome back friend!

Stephanie said...

aw glad you're back!! And SO glad you're blond again!!

I went dark one time too and will NEVA do it again!!



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