I think this is the largest stretch of time I have gone in awhile without blogging.

It’s strange, it was always in the back of my mind, lurking there like hey remember this thing that you do, this is a thing that you do you should probably– yeah, yeah. The thing is, I love blogging. It’s a nice outlet, it’s fun to do, it gets my creative part of my brain flowing when I need to kickstart it so I can do other writing. Plus I love interacting with those of you that read (are you even still around? It’s been so long.)

So anyway, let’s go back to the beginning.

Back in February, my then-long-time-boyfriend and I had a heart to heart. We’d been talking for awhile and we’d been dating and living together for seven years so it was just time, and we decided it was a good time to get married. In, like, three months. Because that’s a thing that makes sense.

Detail aside, everything was kind of a whirlwind, as you might imagine planning a wedding in three months might be. It also doesn’t help that I was working on several major projects at the time, too, other than trying to make sure we got married.

Anyway. That happened.

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…did I mention that we got married on May the 4th (Be With You) at the zoo? Because we did. Like badasses. Nerdy, weird badasses. It was so much fun.

Right, so, that happened. A wedding happened, a whole bunch of work projects happened (including one of the most fun and challenging writing projects I’ve started to date, which you can check out here if you’re into roleplaying games.) I started school again, started planning a honeymoon (you can contribute to that that too, if you feel so inclined. we’re going to Romania! Yes, finally. I’m super hype.)

And then finally a great wave of relief crashed over me as I got back onto my to-do list, rearranged some furniture, bought some new stickers for my planner, put my headphones on, and everything got back to how it should be. I’m not really one for having a concrete life plan or anything, but there’s a nice balance to things, you know? It’s nie to have that balance back.

So, that’s where I’ve been, in a nutshell. And where I’m going, and what I’m doing. And I hope to be blogging a lot more again. Maybe that won’t happen and this is all just wishful thinking, but… you know. I can try.

I missed you all, I’m glad to be back, and hopefully I’ll get back over here to do some more long form blogging about wedding planning, writing, travel, and other miscellany. I also hope to get back to blogging at Headphone Couture very soon…hopefully as soon as I hit submit over here. 🙂

Thanks for reading, and I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to over the past few months.

Lets kick off the summer in style.

xo as always,

Manda