Um, hi, guys. Whattup. It’s me, Cat.
Well, according to the previous post on this blog, it has been… almost a year since we’ve talked. Although, if we’re being honest, I think Oddly Lovely was barely hanging on for about six months prior to that. Probably no one was super surprised when I just sort of disappeared, since I had been public about my dwindling enthusiasm for blogging for quite some time. The posts were less frequent… and less inspired. The photography sucked. The only reason I continued hanging on was the sunk-cost fallacy and even that couldn’t keep me going forever.
A few friends have asked about my blog over the last year and I’ve always said, with total sincerity, that it was a great project, but I probably wasn’t going back to it. I just felt done and ready to move onto different hobbies. I’ve barely even been on Facebook, let alone Instagram and Twitter and Snapchat and whatever else the kids are doing these days.
So for the last year, I’ve read a lot of books and cooked a lot of great meals. I’ve continued doing agility with Ru (remember my dog?). I started a monthly film club with old friends and joined a neighborhood cookbook club where I made some new friends. My blogging friend Rosie came to visit me from the UK!! I spent a lot of time with my boyfriend. I fell in love with CrossFit and professional facials and bikini waxes. But more on all that later.
Because after a year, I’ve suddenly realized I have a lot I want to say again. Twelve months ago, I had no ideas for blog posts. I frequently wondered whether or not I was qualified to even give advice. But now, I have SO MANY THINGS I want to talk about with you guys! I have a list of blog post ideas again! Suddenly! Out of nowhere!
Anyways, I’ll be frank and say that I haven’t actually written these posts yet… but I’m feeling inspired again for the first time in a long time. And I hope you can forgive me for going off the grid.
How has your year been?? Catch me up!