Getting Back to Home

by Rachael on March 1, 2013 · 36 comments

This place, which was essentially my second home for so long, has been quiet for the better part of a year now.

And if I’m being honest, it wasn’t very loud in the months leading up to that. A pitiful smattering of (unintentional) teasers, vague-isms, and a few brave moments I probably shouldn’t have published (but am ultimately glad I did, and not just for the e-hugs I so desperately needed at the time).

I’m surprised at how that stretch of silence has ticked on and on, honestly. I suppose the past year was just such a roller coaster, it was all I could do to live it, never mind find the energy to share it. I’m not sure yet if I’ll regret how much time I missed getting down on paper; how many memories will disappear because I couldn’t find the wherewithal to save them here.

But it is what it is, right? And I can either continue to sit on my ass and ponder that, or I can shut up and start to hit publish again.

Fortunately, I was handed a fun shiny new project out of the sky today – something that will require posting somewhat regularly for the next couple weeks. It’s one that I’m actually excited about, so I think it’s the perfect excuse to get back into the habit of sharing, (Or over-sharing, as we all know is much more likely with me.)

So that’s it, for now. I’ll try to play catch up over the next couple weeks, and get back to a place of normalcy here, so that it’s no longer this big, fat, bully of a blank page that stretches on for eons and can’t possibly be filled. Instead, it will just be my little old life, day by day-ish, again – a place I once again love to call home.

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1 bethany March 1, 2013 at 10:32 pm

I was actually just wondering about your blog the other day… and also wondering how you were and if you’d ever blog again on the regular.

Sometimes, we need distance – especially from the day-to-day things that we love, and I’m sure there are many memories you may miss or forget one day because they weren’t here… but far more that will remain in your heart and only there. Sometimes, that’s a better place than sharing them with the world.

Looking forward to your next adventure tales to come soon, tho…

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2 Rachael March 4, 2013 at 10:48 am

Thank you, lady! Agreed, I think these things are cyclical. But I’m glad I’ve finally circled back. <3

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3 Becca March 2, 2013 at 6:48 am

So so excited about this and the fact that I can virtually keep tabs on your life! Sometimes 140 characters just aren’t enough. Wow – I’m coming off like a real creepy stalker here, eh?

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4 Rachael March 4, 2013 at 10:48 am

Yes, but it’s in the sexy way so it’s totally cool. PS I MISS YOUR FACE.

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5 Zandria March 2, 2013 at 8:08 am

I’d be interested in knowing what you’ve been up to this past year in San Fran. :)

(FYI, I’m writing at a new blog now. You may remember my name if not the web address.)

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6 Rachael March 4, 2013 at 10:49 am

Hi stranger! Yes, of course I do – glad to see you’re around. I’ll check out the new blog!

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7 Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen March 2, 2013 at 8:19 am

Yay! Glad you’re back. My office-mate and I used to start off our mornings reading your blog, and I’ve really missed your stories (especially back when you did TMI Thursday!)

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8 Rachael March 4, 2013 at 10:54 am

Aw, that’s so nice to hear! I don’t know if TMI Thursday will be making any comebacks necessarily, but that tends to be the theme of my posts anyway, haha. We shall see!

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9 christa March 2, 2013 at 10:42 am

was wondering where you had been – glad you are back! :)

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10 Rachael March 4, 2013 at 10:49 am

Thanks, lady!

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11 Amanda March 2, 2013 at 10:58 am

Welcome back, friend. :)

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12 Rachael March 4, 2013 at 10:50 am

Thank you, glad to be back. <3

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13 Antelope March 2, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Holy shit! Welcome back! I’m excited to hear about this ” project” too.

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14 Rachael March 4, 2013 at 10:51 am

Thank you thank you! I’m excited about the new project as well, both for the substance itself and that it will force me to post, ha ;)

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15 Skylers Dad March 2, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Nice to see you pop back up in this neck of the woods. I have not been really keeping up with posting anything decent, just comical junk to keep the site alive. I think the golden age of blogging is gone, too many people sucked in by the ease of facebook and twitter.

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16 Rachael March 4, 2013 at 10:52 am

That may be true. But those who are still writing are writing more for themselves, (or at least that’s my goal/hope), which I think is a great thing.

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17 Jaime March 3, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Isn’t it crazy how you don’t write for a while, and then you just sort of *can’t* write anymore?

It’ll be nice to see you around here again. :D

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18 Rachael March 4, 2013 at 10:53 am

Exactly. Some of us are serial sharers, haha. It was just a matter of time! Thanks, lady <3

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19 doniree March 3, 2013 at 4:37 pm

HIIIIIIII! I was delighted to see this pop up in my Reader, even if I hear all the juicy stuff from you anyway. It made me smile to see this revived :) XOXOXOXOXOX.

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20 Rachael March 4, 2013 at 10:56 am

Thank you, love bug! I know, even when I talk to someone all the time, I still love to read their (written) perception of happenings and going ons, etc. It’s a completely different way of communicating. <3

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21 Gretchen March 3, 2013 at 4:43 pm

I kept you in my google reader the whole time, in hopes that you weren’t gone for good. Welcome back!

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22 Rachael March 4, 2013 at 10:56 am

Aw! Here’s hoping I don’t disappoint, haha. Thank you!

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23 Amy March 4, 2013 at 6:50 am

Come back soooooon!

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24 Rachael March 4, 2013 at 10:56 am

Swearsies! xoxo

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25 Melissa March 4, 2013 at 10:31 am

Fucking hell yes HOOOOORAY!

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26 Rachael March 4, 2013 at 10:57 am

Hahahaha, thank you!

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27 gemmerzz March 4, 2013 at 7:45 pm

weeeeeeee! glad to see my favorite mtvTJ candidate back where she started. ;)

btw, planning to hopefully get together with lauren in a few weeks. you should come with – would love to meet you!

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28 Rachael March 5, 2013 at 9:56 am

Hahaha, oh man, those were the days! And absolutely, I’d love to – keep me in the loop :)

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29 Sean March 4, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Welcome back! Looking forward to reading your posts again!

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30 Rachael March 5, 2013 at 9:56 am

Thank you dear! Good to hear from you, too.

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31 Le PorkStar March 5, 2013 at 10:06 am

Looking forward to reading you again. I just came back as well and hope to soil my own pages with lots of bs…

I’ve been reading you since you started your first post, yet I have some catching up to do.

Cheers.

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32 Rachael March 14, 2013 at 10:50 am

Hahaha, awesome. Thanks for reading!

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33 Paula March 5, 2013 at 12:35 pm

I can’t describe how happy I was to see your blog pop up in my google reader! Welcome back. :-)

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34 Rachael March 14, 2013 at 10:50 am

I guess you mean “Feedly” now (sniff, RIP Google Reader) – thanks lady! <3

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35 Mattie March 13, 2013 at 4:58 pm

HURRAY!!!!!!!! I am so insanely excited that you will be writing again! Hurrah!!

And, having taken my own blog break and closing one blog (good bye, Hannah Just Breathe!) only to open another, I can safely say that sometimes silence is exactly what you need. Glad you’ve come back again. :)

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36 Rachael March 14, 2013 at 10:50 am

Oh YAY! I’m excited you’re writing too! It’ll be just like old times, haha. xoxo

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