Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Where'd You Go, Jessi?

Even though I've been publishing since 2012, I still don't have a great understanding of the disappearing act I put you through. 

Blog breaks are usually prefaced, planned, communicated. You're all polite enough to give warning ahead of time, allow proper goodbyes and give some type of indication why you're not going to be writing or reading for a specific range of time. 

My blog breaks are nothing like that. Mine are spontaneous, immediate and often unexplainable. Full of carbs, adventures, surprises and living. Those nights. That song. 

This act may seem like a sign of hiding, depression, loneliness, introversion or discouragement. Not the case at all. My breaks are a sign of having too much to share, too much to be excited about, too much to post, too much good.

There's actually no such thing as "too much good" but I'm trying to explain the side-eye-smirky feeling. 

Let me present the facts of life of the last twenty days.

:: Boarded 7 unique planes, only seated in the middle twice.
:: Been in six states.
:: Attended one wedding. 
:: Attended two sporting events (one with beer for sale, one with dogs to pet).
:: Drove my car only 8 days.
:: Kissed a boy. A few times. 
:: Also helped paint his toenails while he was asleep.
:: Bought: This One is Mine
:: Listening: Bossypants
:: Ate clam chowder in Boston and drank mimosas "in the Mission".
:: Okay, a lot of mimosas in the mission with MacKensie.
:: Was driving a car solo when it broke down on me at 1am.
:: Took one shower in Oakland, CA and one shower in Warwick, RI. 
:: Baked chocolate chip cookies.
:: Learned San Francisco is cold and should not be shocked at the absence of palm trees. 
:: Was called up on stage to lead a song in my Pound! Workout class. 

Literally this stage -->

:: Taken only five workout classes and currently scheduling more aggressively.
:: Posted five instagram photos.
:: Put together three pieces of large furniture with only an allen wrench.
:: My nails have been painted all but a few hours (mostly Essie Fiji)
:: Discovered chia seeds.
:: Changed my job, manager and desk location.
:: Took 25,000 steps in a single day.
:: Slept through one book club.
:: Was picked up at the Portland Airport twice by my golden sisters.

This was actual life. Feels like I should go out and live it some more.

Confessing with Melissa today!
Making Melissa


P!nky said...

I MISSED YOU LADY! Glad you are back. WOW, you had a whirlwind of a few weeks!

Em said...

Hey girl! I missed you! You've been gone for so long I created a whole new blog and ditched my other one haha. I'm all for blog breaks and mine usually go unannounced too. I'm so jealous of all your travels! I'm in dire need of a vacation...preferably one with palm trees. :)

kailyn said...

Oh hey I missed yo face!!! Now...come tell me about this kissing of a boy and everything :D

Anonymous said...

Missed you crazily but so glad you had so much fun. Also, Fiji is the bom diggity.

Amy's Fashion Blog said...

sounds like you have been super busy.

Melissa Nicole said...

yeaaah we NEED to Skype soon cause all of this needs to be discussed. Okay sending you an e-mail right meow byyye.

(plus im jealous of your life and need to leave before i say mean htings out of jealousy <3)

lil desiqua said...

Hurray you're back! I can't believe you were in 6 states in just 20 days! That's a lot of traveling! And what's this about a new job/manager/desk??

Mree said...

That is alot of traveling. Welcome back.

Alanna @ Alanna and Company said...

You've been busy. Love your recap!

Helene in Between said...

man you've een busy! I want to hear about the boy you kissed!

Nadine Lynn said...

Oh hey girl, hey!!! Someone has been super busy traveling all over the place and being awesome! Love it!!!

Erin LFF said...

Holy. CRAP! How did all that happen in 20 days?! All those places?! New jobs?! Chia seeds?!!! ;)

Julia said...

Missed you but WOW sounds like an amazing 20 days!! Yay for getting out there and living life!

Kathy@RealTalk said...

you can't drop a "i kissed a boy and i liked it, the taste of his cherry chapstick...." and not give us more!!

BLovedBoston said...

Wowza girl you have been busy! I'm still so sad I missed you when you were here and 25,000 steps - holy cow! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Myra said...

Oh hey girl, missed ya around these parts! And although I have so much to say on all your adventures and how I want to hear about them all, the thing I need most info on (because, hello, I'm hella nosy) is the boy kissing! Lol.

Tracy said...

If I had all of that going on in only 20 days I wouldn't show my face much around here either. So many good things happening for you though, real life is good!

The Rachael Way said...

Spill it about the boy, lady!

Amy @ Living n Learning said...

Wow it looks like you've had a busy 20 days girl!! A new job?! And I give you credit for painting your own nails. I gave up on doing that a long time ago. I only get them done at the salon now. Pedicures = girl time with my mom. :)

I too take random and unexplained blog breaks. I was actually just thinking about why and was thinking it might be time to come back from my blog break to talk about it. We shall see though.

Kay R. said...

Ive disappeared too working on my thesis so trust me its A ok with me. BTW .... love how you just dropped in the "kissed a boy" haha. I might have kissed one too. :P

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

KISSED A BOY?! *squeals*

Kenzie Smith said...

Dang, girl! *heart-eyed emoji* You have been so busy and I wish that you had been posting about all of these amazing and fun adventures! I want to hear everything!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

car broke down? eep! changed jobs? i always know when you're away that you're having the most fun and you'll come back to us eventually ;) otherwise, i just stalk you on instagram.