March 5, 2011

I'm a New Woman

Hello Blogging World!

First off, I would like to apologize for neglecting my blog for almost a month. I'll admit, I totally FAILED...sorry :)

But I'd like to believe I have a few good reasons- I'm a new woman! Well, kinda... I actually hate that expression. It makes me think of life in the 1950's and buying a new shade of lipstick or something. My changes have been a little more profound- or so I hope.

First off, I reactivated my Facebook account. Now I KNOW how ridiculous this sounds but it was actually a really big step for me. I hate Facebook. My list of reasons why could probably be turned into a novel so I won't bother to list them here- but I did have a few positive reason's to add it back, which I'll share:

1. I did not have a good way to keep in touch with old college friends. When I first deleted my FB I thought I would just call people more and have "better and deeper" conversations with friends because it would be over the phone- but the truth is, sometimes there's a lot to be said about a quick note letting someone know you are thinking about them. AKA Facebook wall post.

2. I was meeting a lot of new people in the city who would coordinate events with friends on Facebook...meaning I was missing the memos/get-togethers because they had no way to send me an invite.

3. The last reason ties into my 2nd big life change:

I have FINALLY moved out of my parents house and into an apartment, in San Francisco, with a really fantastic roommate...who I found through Facebook (a friend of mine since junior high (let's call her "A") posted that her friend from college (let's call her "H") needed a roommate and a mutual friend of mine and A's found it on Facebook and passed to me...phew, what a confusing explanation!)

Anyway, the point is I am living on my own, once again, but this time for good- and with an awesome roomie. I can't tell you how good I feel about this life choice and I know I am going to finally feel like I am doing things on my own instead of relying on my family all the time. And please believe, I will be posting pictures of our cute little apartment as we start decorating!

The last life change, I am single for the first time since High School. Now most of you who follow my blog might be confused by this- "what you were dating someone? How come you never talked about it on your blog?". Well, great question. Honestly, I used to be really open about this kind of stuff in the past, but then I found that when I would break up with whoever I was dating at the time, everyone would know and want to talk about it with me- which I hate. I don't like to talk about things that are upsetting me, I never have.

The other reason, I felt like it made it more special keeping it to myself. I know a lot of people may not understand this, but I really liked knowing that I had one person in my life that was just for me- and that our time together was just for us. It was nice not having to talk about what we were doing all the time and show off- I could just enjoy every moment to myself. Maybe this is selfish, and I know this was always an issue for the BF, but it's really how I felt at this point in my life.

So to all of you who stuck around during the post-less month, thank you. I truly love all of my followers and I LOVE reading all of the sweet comments you guys post. I am beyond excited that life is settling down a bit and that I get to start reconnecting with all of you!



  1. Welcome back, Kate :) I do have a FB account but do not use it very often. Although, I can't deactivate it for the same reasons. Thanks for sharing your stories with us.

  2. yay, i'm glad you're back in the blogging world!! and congrats on making it through all these life changes! sounds like things have been busy for you and i can't wait to see your new apartment!

    cute and little

  3. New beginning are always very special! It's always exciting to have a new place to decorate. :)


  4. I can't wait to see the new apartment!! :) Happy to hear you're back and things are looking up! Have a wonderful weekend...

  5. glad to have you back. I love reading your blog.

  6. Welcome back! Congratulations on the big step of moving out on your own! I hope it's lots of fun!

  7. Welcome back! Congrats on all your new changes.

  8. san fran is close to me! are you loving it? we almost moved there but it was a little steep for a family of three.

  9. Hi Guys,

    Thank you so much for all of the positive feedback! You all are so sweet and special to me. It's also nice to hear that so many others have had similar moments.

    Meredith, I love living in SF so far. I grew up in the East Bay but it still feels so different! I'm guessing since you are close you are probably somewhere in the Bay- great place to be :)