So what happened?
That's a question I've been asked a lot since leaving Vermont, and quite frankly I am still in the process of understanding the answer myself.
The situation is very personal, and not one I want to discuss in depth here, but for a number of reasons I just wasn't happy in Vermont. I jumped head first into the adventure, and truly loved gardening, working on the house, and running my Etsy shop full time, but there were other factors at play that weren't so great, to say the least. Ultimately, the situation was unsustainable for me, so I made my own happiness a priority and left. I beat myself up over it for a time, but I'm learning to let go and find peace around the situation.
Being back in Boston has felt like coming up for air. With each passing day my heart swells a little more with happiness and gratitude for this place. I missed it all so achingly much, especially the people. Time with friends has been a strong medicine. Heck, just being around people again is fantastic. I'm typically a shy person, but during my first weeks back I found myself joking with strangers on the street and laughing with checkout clerks at CVS. I knew I was starved for social contact in Vermont, but I didn't realize just how much until I returned to the city. Stepping into a sea of people when I walk out the door each morning feeds my soul in a way I can't explain. As they say, it's the little things...
These days I am doing part time graphic design work and getting my shop back up and running after a month of neglect. Flea market season has just started and I'm in my element thrifting my heart out. I've added a bunch of new items to the vintage shop recently and plan to build up my stock substantially in the coming months. I'm headed to Brimfield Antique Show this Thursday, which means come Wednesday night I'll be tossing and turning with excitement like a six year old on Christmas Eve. Despite everything that has happened, life goes on, and life is good! I am stronger than I ever knew.
I'm so excited to get back to blogging, although the content will be different as my life these days bears little resemblance to the one I had when this site began. I still plan to post about thrifting adventures, DIY projects, and design inspiration, but the house remodeling and gardening posts are a thing of the past for now.
Many thanks to my readers for hanging in there while I took a blog break these past few months. It was needed, but I'm so glad to be back!