I liken my last three months to my own little Eat, Pray, Love blog story.
Don’t worry - this one isn’t 300+ pages.
There was a lot of stress, wine, travel and trying to find solace among crazy work deadlines. My tiny New York apartment looked nothing like an ashram and India and the sounds of the city weren’t exotic birds they were loud and horrible sirens.
I had lost my “genius.” The voice inside my head that used to be able to pen quick witted blog posts and share fun anecdotes of being a 20-something in New York City had taken a vacation and I had no idea when she was coming back. She didn’t even leave a note!
So what was I to do? My genius was on hiatus and I sat there with a blog that wasn’t “me” and what felt like nothing to say. So, I walked out. Put down wordpress, put down instagram(-ish) and took a step back from a space that I had cozied up to for five years (I know - five!)
I’m reliving the most steamy of days from my travels this year. So let’s take it back to July 2016 and the cobblestone streets of Florence, Italy. A place unlike any other and a destination with some of the best shopping, piazza’s and food I’ve ever experienced.
Contrary to what seems to be the general public – it was a great year. One that will be hard to top in 2017. I’ve never worked so hard or traveled so much but the time-off paid off in spades. 11 countries of passport stamps later – it was a great year.
Drumroll please! After going through what seemed like 1000’s of photos, losing a bunch, hiring a very savvy tech guy to find them again and filtering some more – (phew!) I am so excited to share the first of many photo diaries to come.
Today marks a new day, one that white jeans a new blue and white everything top and sandals with a pedicure deserve. I took the plunge and I rebranded. Honestly, PRBlonde was amazing. So many memories, exciting times and moments and stories but she didn’t seem to fit anymore.Anyone that is a blogger, a post 3-5+ times a week blogger will tell you, it’s f-ing hard. So imagine, keeping up with a vision you no longer believed in.
If you’ve been following me on Instagram, I’ve been looking at New York through a different lens lately. All too often it’s easy to get lost in the street shuffle of local craft coffee shops, favorite bookstores and the mastery of NYC subways. Don’t get me wrong it’s a life I fully subscribe to, but sometimes it’s worth seeing the sights and reminding yourself of the storybook so many that live here and those who visit, fell in love with