Hey guys. Remember me? I know it’s been a little “advertise-y” around here lately, but a girl in a new city has got to make a living you know what I mean? Beyond the influx of sponsored content I’ve been posting lately (I swear to you all, I stand behind every product I endorse) I want you all to know that I’m still creating for straight up joy, I’ve still got my blog on my mind constantly, and I have a lot of cool stuff planned for the (hopefully) near future.
I don’t think it’s any secret that life has been weird and hard for me lately. It’s been about a year since my best friend left the beach, and my entire life completely turned upside down. Like a cartoon snowball rolling down a hill, for a while it seemed like everything was out of control. Never in one billion years would I have predicted that I would be where I am now, today.
I don’t want you to think I’m complaining. There is so much I’m thankful for regarding this move. The new perspective alone is invaluable. I love my new home. People have been so nice. Work has been better than ever. On a day to day basis, I don’t really feel sad or lonely or homesick at all……but I also don’t necessarily feel happy. I’m kind of just riding in some weird non-emotional zone, or at least I thought so. That is, until my stress started manifesting itself physically. I’ve been having terrible joint pain, sleeping problems, and out of nowhere, my old pal shingles popped up. The past two weeks have been a bit of a wake up call to me. When people ask me how it’s going, I always say “fine”, and I truly believed that, until I realized I was clearly not fine.
Even though I have been loving the outside projects I’ve been working on, I’m reminded that writing this blog is essential to my well being. It’s not an easy task to manage such a personal, emotional project with business, commerce and life in general. It’s been 6 years of blogging and I’m still figuring it out. I just want you all to know that I’m still here. I’m committed, and I miss you. Life is a big shuffling game for me right now, and I’ll learn how to manage it eventually. I hope you all will still be here when I finally do.
As per usual, none of this has anything to do with boozy, adult ice cream floats like these hard ginger ale ones I tried out recently. It was just an idea that popped into my head, as they always seem to do, and I had no choice but to test them out. You’re definitely going to need these this summer. I’m going to need these to get me through the summer.
Peach frozen yogurt+hard ginger ale
Bourbon, vanilla ice cream + hard ginger ale
I wanted to share these with you just because I made them and I loved them. Nothing else. The cornerstone of this blog and my life, has always been about art and creativity. Making something from nothing. It’s what brings me joy, and it’s how I show love, and share myself with people, so there you have it. Booze and ice cream. Betsylife love personified.