Thank you, Thank you, Thank you… I’m back!

Hello there world!

I know, I know… it’s been a kazillion bajillion years since the last time I uploaded this ole’ blog. For a while there, life got so busy that I completely forgot about it. Then one day I googled myself to try to find an article I had published once upon a time… and my blog was gone. I’m not gonna lie. It freaked me out a bit. I may not have the time to come here very often anymore, but I spent way too much time sharing my deepest darkest thoughts on this site to just let it fade away. Plus I have a horrible memory and I like to have a timeline for this particular time in my life.

And thus, I’ve decided to make yet another effort to keep this site going. I’m sure I’ve long been erased from every rss feed… I’m not sure people even use rss feeds anymore. The internet seems to have changed so much in the last year. WordPress is foreign to me. I had to search through years of emails just to find my password. Words are even different. I no longer understand internet speak. The people of the internet seem to have forgotten how to spell simple words… either that, or I may have gotten old.

One things for sure. 2011 has been the craziest year of my life.

When it started I was in an extremely dark place.  I’ve always considered myself a pretty happy person. Sure, I’m emotional as hell… but I had never before  really felt depression. Long story short, I spent the better part of 6 months working on how to get a grip on my life through various forms of therapy, meditation and yoga. I had fallen back into disordered eating, had anxiety about the things I used to love, and for a while I was convinced I had lost my fire.

Then I lost my job and had to get out of town for the weekend. I took a free improv workshop at the Institution theater here  in Austin, and decided not to leave. I signed up for classes, found a part time job, and found a couple of roommates on Craigslist. That was in May. I still haven’t made it back to Dallas.

I miss my friends. A lot. But to be honest, there is a part of me that doesn’t want to look back, at least not yet. It scares me to think about where I was 6 months ago. I know I’ve grown a lot this last year, and there is no way I’ll fall again that deep… but it still scares me. Plus I’m busy as hell here and I love it.

The last few months have been amazing. I’ve met so many wonderful people in this city and I thank all of you for your encouragement. People are good. I look around and I can’t believe how lucky I am to have so many inspirational people in my life. I could have never adjusted so quickly in a new city if it weren’t for my sister, the Austin Improv Community, and the kind listeners who have reached out to me.

And that being said, I owe a long over due thank you to over a hundred of you friends and readers who wrote  recommendation letters to help me land my dream job. I fully intended to write each of you to thank you, but time got away from me and for that, I apologize. Your letters and made me laugh and cry. I still can’t believe how many of you came through for me.

Moreover, I owe this new found happiness to those of you who supported me through my tough times. I know I haven’t been the best at staying in touch, but there are A LOT of you in the blogging community and old friends who put up with a lot of complaining, venting, and whining from me over the last year. You lifted me up and encouraged me to go for my dreams. I appreciate you. And I’m glad to be back in the living. I LOVE YOU!!!

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  • http://vivelenerd.blogspot.com Joshua

    I knew you were alive because of Facebook, but it’s nice to see you back!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/RedHeadedWriter J

    Welcome home. We missed you. But we left a light on – and also an extra piece of chocolate cake on the counter. 😉

  • http://www.nataliecottrell.blogspot.com/ Natalie Cottrell

    Yay!! So glad to see you’re back! Happy to hear that Austin is treating you well. Looking forward to seeing more posts from you soon. :)

  • “Jules”

    I’M SO HAPPY YOU’RE BACK!!! And I’m even more happy that you’re so happy! Luckily for FB, I can stalk you and see that things are going well! We STILL need to meet up! But for now, good to see you back! I need an in depth life update too!
    xoxox

  • http://asplenia.blogspot.com/ Spleeness

    I’m so happy to see you back! I follow you on Twitter so was still in touch but love your blog so it’s nice to see the grander update. It’s been a shitty year for me too, I totally relate on that front. I haven’t been updating much at all either. Here’s to… 2012? :)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YYXQIFZVTQYGALNGMBUBT26QQQ Thimi

    I’m glad you stayed in Austin. Now let’s get started on singing telegrams!