Is This Thing On?


It’s been a long time. Like… a really long time. So long, in fact, that I couldn’t even remember what my login address was.

As much as I’d like to have some fun, dramatic reason as to why I’ve taken such a long break from blogging – I really don’t? It’s more or less that I’ve just been living my new life in Cleveland, and haven’t had the motivation to do this.

Don’t get me wrong – there were many times where I wanted to write a post, but the longer you’re away from something, the harder it is to come back. It hit me, though, as I was talking to my friend the other day and she asked me if I was still blogging. It kind of took me by surprise, because I didn’t really have an answer. Yes? No? Maybe so?

I’ve been thinking about that question for a few days now, and whenever I thought “no,” it just didn’t feel right. And the truth is that I really do love blogging, and it was nice to know that someone cared enough to even ask! I’ve always loved sharing things that I’m interested in – skincare, books, podcasts, fashion, etc. – and I think I definitely want to get back into it.

So, what have I been up to since we last chatted? Well, I’ve been working at my fun, new job; traveling a bit (Michigan, New York and Chicago); eating and drinking my way through Cleveland; and silently working on something pretty major (which I CANNOT wait to share).

I think my writing skills are extremely rusty at the moment, so I’ll just leave you with some photos from the summer and fall – and I promise that I’ll be back very soon! 🙂

Photos by me on my iPhone.

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  1. 10.15.19
    Maya said:

    These photos are really cool! It’s okay to live your life and take in your new job, new city and new friends. We’ve taken blogging breaks and I feel like it’s always someone that asks “when’s your next post coming?” that inspires us to get back to it! Glad to have you back!

    • 1.5.20
      Lauren O. said:

      Thanks so much! And I couldn’t agree more! The past year I focused on getting adjusted to my new city, but I’m reprioritizing the blog in 2020!

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