Monday, March 12, 2012

I'm Baaaaaaaack!

and this is where I've been spending a lot more time.
First of all, I want to apologize for taking off for much longer than a week.  Secondly, I want to explain that it was a good idea and very, very good for my soul.  I read The Happiness Project while I was away and decided that it would be beneficial for me to get some sleep.  I also decided that one of my happiness resolutions is to stop being in a rush all the time.  My close friends know that I am the type of person who uses a timer for everything just to see if I can get myself to go a little faster.  Tidying up the kitchen?  10-minute timer.  Folding up the laundry?  20-minute timer.  Getting ready for a night out?  30-minute timer.  As you might imagine, this drives my husband crazy.  At any rate, I am a stress ball with a tendency to burn the candle at both ends, and I didn't realize that blogging was throwing my life out of balance.  I wasn't taking enough time to rest.  I only slept five or six hours a night.  I never read books that I just felt like reading for fun, and I never watched television or movies.  Now, I'm sleeping seven or eight hours a night, I'm all caught up on season 1 of Downton Abbey, and I just spent an evening immersed in Joan Didion, so life is back to normal.  I truly feel like a different, better person, so while I love blogging, I've realized that I can't do it all.  I will be posting here on a once or twice a week basis because quite frankly, I don't know what made me think that someone who teaches full time can devote so many extra waking hours to blogging.  I'll be seeing you!

In the meantime, have you checked out A Bloomsbury Life?  It is my absolute favorite blog as of now.  Get into it!


  1. So happy you are back! I love your bedding! Currently looking for new bedding and headboard ideas.


  2. My dear,
    I found your blog by chance, while peeking others and I decided to check it out! I’m glad I did it, because I am really delighted with yours. It's beautiful, well structured, interesting… and it has completely got me hooked. I think we're going to get along just fine! ;) I’m your new follower and I’d be very pleased if you like my blog enough to follow it as well!
    I wish you lots of success and will surely come back often

  3. Hi Hill! The author of The Happiness Project spoke at the Alt. Design Summit. She was really inspiring. If I can find the video of it I will pass it along. Love ya!

  4. Sweetie I`m watching your blog for a while! Maybe you wanna follow each other? just announce me :X

  5. that timer trick is really smart i need to try that myself

  6. I would love to add to your wardrobe, so you should stop by & enter my $50 Forever 21 giveaway!
    Morgan Germenis

  7. I love this. So glad you got some rest. I totally want to read that book too!

    I would love for you to stop by and check out my pictures from my first Fashion Week.

  8. So glad your back. I totally need to read the happiness project. I've very interested in it.

    I would love for you to stop by my blog and check out my latest outfit, I'd love to know what you think!