Still Here

Well look here, it’s been a year. And what a year it’s been. I’ve been itching to come back to this space for awhile now, but kept holding myself back. You know how you let too much time pass before giving that old friend a call, and you think, well now it would just be weird to call, so much time’s gone by? That’s how I’ve felt about my blog. There’s still so much I wanted to do with this blog, and life just got in the way. I’ve been busy, writing elsewhere, and helping people with their blogs. I feel very fortunate to have crafted sustainable work out of multiple jobs, but I miss having an outlet of my own. So I’m not making any promises, but I want to really strive to carve out time to keep coming back here.

Around this time last year I was neck-deep in wedding planning (which I actually found to be a lot of fun), albeit incredibly time-consuming. Last year incidentally turned out to be the year for weddings. Ours was magical, and is a day I’d like to relive in my mind forever and ever. We had stunning weather (thankfully, since our wedding was outside), and most of all, it was a lot. of. fun.

We feel incredibly fortunate to have had so many incredible, talented, generous people be a part of our wedding. From the gorgeous, ridiculously talented Stephanie Trippe, who made me the most comfy wedding dress of my dreams, to our dear friends Caitlin and Jess, who serenaded us with their ethereal voices, to our adorable, energetic, tiny photographer Casey who captured so many precious moments of the day and night, to our generous, artistic friend Masha who embroidered our names and wedding date onto a vintage hankerchief that bound my bouquet — the list is endless. We had so many special details woven into this wedding, and it wouldn’t have been possible without every single one of these amazing people. We truly  couldn’t have been luckier to have had such a beautiful, memorable day, shared with all the ones we love.

It’s amazing how much has changed in a year. Here it is spring again, my favorite (all-too fleeting) season, and I’m feeling excited for the possibilities lingering in the air. I’m eagerly (and impatiently) awaiting the arrival of rhubarb, asparagus, radishes, and peas, and I am looking forward to a trip to NYC in less than two weeks. It’s been a year since I was there as well, and I miss it in my bones.

It’s been a Mazzy Star-listening, banana bread-making, puppy dog cuddles, reflective kind of morning.

So this is just a little “hello,” to say I’m still here.

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2 responses to “Still Here

  1. Nice writing, Hayley–I think success is not far away…

  2. Robin Boettcher

    Very happy to read all that you write, especially your own personal blog! Great wedding memories are flooding back!

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