I’m Back!

Well HELLOOOO there!

Let me preface this with a huge, I’m so sorry. For the small audience that I may still have. Yes, it’s been over a year, 16 months to be more exact. And all this despite a 2013 AND 2014 resolution I had to blog more (or at all).

I know. I know.

Needless to say, a LOT has happened since then. I will make this first blog post in 16 months a brief recap of what has happened and why I took a small hiatus from the blog.

First things first, and the main reason I stopped blogging, I got a dog. My first very own dog as an adult. Mine, all mine. Well, and my boyfriend’s too. I can share. But he likes me best. His name is Bodee. Nope, not after the olympic skier or Point Break, but rather, an ode to The Wire (what can I say, I was watching that at the time we got him).

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He’s such a funny dog, neurotic, just like his owner.

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Yep, he’s a pit-mix.

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We rescued him, from the wonderful people at Much Love in Santa Monica.

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When we decided to start looking at rescues, we researched so many out here him Los Angeles. He was the first dog we saw, at the first place we looked.

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We never stood a chance.

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Now, I have a small understanding of why people think their babies and kids are the cutest. Yep, I have the cutest dog out there. Don’t you?

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This won’t be the last time I post pictures of him here, or on Instagram. Sorry, if you want to unfollow me. I will be sad. But I understand. Not really, but I will try.

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Second, I got engaged. August 3rd of last year, my boyfriend Russ proposed to me on a long weekend trip to Del Mar, CA. Yes. I cried. We are getting married in November of this year, in a very small ceremony. I will try my hardest to blog about the process along the way. I tried to do it on my own for awhile then decided to have a day-of-coordinator, then after some research and many meetings with many different wedding planners, I now have an a full-time wedding coordinator, Emilia, of Sweet Emilia Jane. She is my saviour!

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Third, we took our annual “big trip” to Spain last year. It was the longest I had taken of from work. It was nerve-wracking to be gone for so long, but so wonderful to travel. Yes, I will post about this too.

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Fourth, I ran my 4th marathon and first New York Marathon in 2013! Hands down, the best marathon experience I have ever had. Also, clocked in at the largest marathon ever recorded. It was amazing, oh yeah, and it was a personal best! Unfortunately, I injured my left hip during training and made a contentious decision to continue training and run it. I have been in physical therapy for two months and just now am getting back into running. Last week was the first time I ran on it since the marathon in November of last year. It was only for 1.5 miles. But I will take what I can get! And know I will be back on the road in no time. Still worth every day of pain. If you love to run, the ING New York Marathon is a must! I love NY!

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Fifth, I most recently, went from being a graphic designer on the marketing team at TrueCar, to the newest member of our UX (User Experience) team. So I am now a UX Designer. I am super pumped for the newest design challenge. So far, so great!

Lastly, yes, I promise to finish posting about our incredible trip to Japan in Christmas of 2012…

Thanks for being so patience and hanging in there. Keep staying tuned. I’m baaaaack!

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