Wow it’s been awhile since I last posted! Honestly the last few weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind, sometimes great and sometimes not so good.
First I want to (briefly) recap my long weekend trip to Salt Lake City. My best friend just moved there in August and though we now live even further apart than when she was still in Colorado, I knew I wanted to go see her. And bonus, I got to explore a new-to-me city. SLC is a lot more spread out than I was picturing it. My friend lives in a suburb that’s pretty far away from downtown so I didn’t get to see that area but we did drive all over town.
It was also my first time flying by myself, aka without my parents or in a group. I was nervous but mostly excited because I love airline travel. I don’t get to do it nearly enough (usually just once or twice a year) and I think that might be why I love it. Or I’m just crazy 😉 I did get to meet my mom at DIA where I had a 3 1/2 hour layover on the way out and that was nice to see her for a couple of hours. She was so great to drive an hour each way early in the morning to see me, but we hadn’t seen each other since late July so it was a nice surprise. My flights there and back were great and I got the hang of putting my carry-on suitcase up in the overhead compartments. That was legitimately my biggest concern…I thought I’d be that girl who couldn’t even lift her own bag over her head but it wasn’t that awkward. And my seatmates weren’t totally annoying so that was good too.
Salt Lake City reminds me a lot of my Colorado hometown, with lots of mountains but in SLC they surround the city instead of just being on the west side. And of course, the lake was unreal. My friend told me it was actually pretty dried out, but it was still huge and beautiful. I just have a love for mountains and water.
As far as what we did from Friday to Tuesday, it was basically eating (at Noodles & Co because we don’t have it in OK…and incredible sushi…and making tofu at her apartment), manicures, shopping, sleeping in, hiking, walking her dog, seeing a musical, more shopping, movie watching, a wine+painting class, even more shopping, Starbucks, seeing the lake (and me falling in…) and more eating. So basically all the best things.
Getting back into a normal routine after that was hardddddddd. Making it even harder was the fact that my workplace is now even more understaffed and its not even funny anymore. So basically I came back and had to work 9 days straight. Bleh. The first few days were a total struggle and I’ve seriously wondered if I’m going to even stay in the TV world for long. I don’t want to say bad things about my employer, but lets just say things are going downhill fast and everyone knows it but the management. The smart people leave ASAP and the rest of us are stuck there until we can do the same.
I’ve come to realize that I don’t want my job to be my life. I truly do enjoy working, but I think I’d actually like it more if I didn’t feel so overworked, stressed and taken advantage of. I also can say that I don’t really have enough of a passion for the news to want to keep doing it. I would much rather be involved in some kind of entertainment show or working for a fashion magazine or something. TV seems glamorous but behind the scenes, it really sucks sometimes.
So where am I going with this? Basically I’m kind of taking a step back from the blog. I enjoy doing this, but I just can’t promise the time that I used to spend on it. Work is all about writing, and at the end of the day I don’t really want to write anymore. Plus the time I spend away from work is either sleeping (I work overnights so I sleep until the early afternoon), running/working out or just chilling right before work. Plus I feel like talking all about food isn’t really me anymore. In case you haven’t noticed, my Instagram has turned into kind of a fashion space, and I really love that. It’s one of my biggest passions, and I don’t do enough of it on here.
I’m not saying goodbye to AlmostVegGirlie right now, just more like I can’t promise weekly posts anymore. Being an adult with a full-time job and other extracurricular priorities has to take precedence for now. And if you can’t get enough of me, I’m still active on Instagram so follow me on over there!
Have you had to take a blog break? What have you been up to lately….I miss catching up with y’all!
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I’ve been thinking of taking a blog break myself. But I’m glad you had a fun trip! You did that wine and painting thing? I was just talking about it at work today.
The wine and painting was fun! We didn’t drink since it was early on a Sunday afternoon but the painting itself went well and was easier than I thought it would be, for someone who isn’t necessarily artistic.
The trip sounds so awesome! I was able to have my dad and sis over last weekend so that was fun. I hope to do something similar when my sis and best friends have winter break. Not to hard to convince them to stay with me in LA for a couple days, haha.
I hope things get better at work though! It’s super important that you are doing something that makes you happy, and doing whatever you can to make that happen 🙂
That will be so fun to have your sister and friends visit! LA looks like such a great place to live/visit.
Sometimes a blogging break is much needed. I have taken a few myself and I always come back feeling much more refreshed.
I feel the same! I definitely have more inspiration after time off.
I think the past year of my life.. two years have been a blog break. Yet, I can’t seem to abandon the idea of blogging all together for some reason.
So glad that you had a good trip and work frustration is REALLY hard because we spend SO much time there. BUT you are taking it in Stride and I love how you are viewing it as a learning experience.
I’m the same way when it comes to blogging. I’ve started and abandoned several blogs but I always come back to the idea of blogging.
Work is HARD. Some weeks I feel like that’s all I can think about, and not in a good way. Someday I’d love to have a job that I don’t ever dread going to. I like a challenge but sometimes it’s just too much, especially since I’m not passionate about what I’m doing.
The best thing about blogging is that it will ALWAYS be there when you want to write!! Don’t stress it and enjoy your life away from it!
So true! Thank you for the reminder that life > blogging!
Ugh, getting back into the routine after being away from awhile can certainly be TOUGH!!!!
And I have never taken a blog break but… I think I am GOING TO come December when I go to New Zealand!!!
You totally deserve a blogging break while in New Zealand! I hope you have the best time and soak it all up!
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