aaaaaand, I'm back

I really was only planning on taking a few days off, I swear. I honestly don't know how those few days turned into weeks (my longest break since starting this blog a little over a year ago), but I promise you I needed it. In keeping with my doggie themed last post, I've pretty much been doing my best impression of this guy ever since:

Except way, way less cute. And probably stinkier.

I know I always wonder when other bloggers allude to issues in their lives but don't elaborate, so in case you're curious about what's been going on, here is the coles notes version . . . A couple of years ago I went through what was essentially a divorce, but without the certificate.  We'd been together 8 years, and as much as I wish it wasn't the case, I'm still dealing/healing/trying to figure things out. There's been an embarrassing amount of stumbling along the way. Throwing shit against the wall to see what sticks. Sometimes, like a few weeks ago, what doesn't stick knocks me on my ass on its way back down...

Suffice it to say, my heart has taken a bit of a beating, and I'm tired.

So that's why I've been gone. But here's why I'm back: I love talking to you all so much. And I missed you.

I figure that in times like these I probably need this little refuge - and all the beautiful inspiration and amazing women it brings into my world - more than ever. Your wisdom, creativity and just plain kick-assness might be just what the doctor ordered. So starting tomorrow I'll be putting on my big girl panties and showing up to the rodeo, stiff drink in tow. I can't wait to see you there . . . xoxoxo

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  1. K first of all cutest dog. And second of all, Elyse, it makes perfect sense that you are still dealing with that loss. And disappointment about other things can make us all feel a little bit 'stuck' and tired sometimes. Just know we are all here rooting for you! Keep your chin up girl. xox

  2. I can empathize! I hope things are getting better. hang in there and so glad you are back!

  3. That broken heart stuff is no joke. Sometimes it takes awhile to get through the mess, and that's okay. (And then sometimes it just takes an extraordinary amount of wine and great friends to distract and support.) oxoxox

  4. Life can really suck sometimes. But the saying "time heals all wounds" really is true. Hang in there.

    Looking forward to your upcoming posts! :)

  5. Thanks for the brave update. We miss your posts, so get back at it!! I know how you feel and how that dog feels too, and I'm happy to hear that you are ready to come back to the blog, that's a good start...

  6. Totally feeling you (even tho this post was a week ago).

    Life has truly been sucking lately for me too but I am glad your back.

    Keep that chin up and know that all of this is for a path that we are suppose to walk though and this path eventually leads to where we are suppose to be. or I'd like to think so.

    Natalie @ dishesrunwaysandbriefcases

  7. Any guy who would break up with you must be out of his mind. You are stunning, smart and seem to have a great personality.

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