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Apr 23

Where have you been? and BIG news!

Hi friends. You may have noticed that I’ve been pretty quite for the past few months (apologies!). I think I was having a “3-decade crisis” (is that real, I have no idea?). I was feeling like I was at a crossroads in my life where I wasn’t really sure, “what’s next?” I was trying to figure out what the future held for me, both in my career and my personal life (relationships, friendships etc.).

Even though I had a lot going on, I didn’t really feel like I had a lot to say (which is pretty unusual because I always have something to say-wink).

I guess it was a time for being introspective and that’s why I took a break from the blog. The break lasted a lot longer then I had ever planned or intended, but I didn’t want to jump back into the blogosphere and put up posts just to post. I try to keep my content as, “real” as possible and when I’m feeling, “stuck” the blog is stuck too.

So if you’ve been anxiously awaiting my return, curious about where I disappeared to, the answer is here:

woof

Eric proposed to me on March 8th, and we’re now happily engaged (aww). The sign above is how I we told my parents and family that we’re engaged. We skyped with my folks and told them that Brooklyn (our dog) wanted to, tell them something. Then we held him up with the sign. It worked great the first few times until I held the sign upside down and saw my sister tilting her head and trying to figure out what the heck was going on.

So that’s the news in my little world. I’m now answering a million personal questions from people I don’t know that well about my fiance (how strange it is to type that after 6 years of having a “boyfriend”), my engagement and my wedding planning (or lack thereof). It’s all pretty fun and exciting (not just the wedding stuff, but finally being able to plan a future with the man I love).

I’ve also been working on some career things, including possibly taking on some private therapy clients at night (more on that in a, “side hustle” post to come) which is helping me feel re-energized about my work.

So if you’re an old friend, I’m glad you stuck around and I hope you’ll continue to stick around! If you’re an advertiser, blogger or colleague who sent me an email message I haven’t replied to, I’m SO sorry, please send it again and I promise I’ll reply right away (my inbox has gotten a little hairy and I’m going to have to start fresh to keep my sanity). And if you’re a new friend, Welcome! I’m very excited to have you here!

Tell me what’s new in your world! Have you ever taken a break from something and started fresh? Had a mid-life or 3-decade crisis? Gotten engaged? Tell me about it!

 

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  1. Erin @ Journey to Saving

    Congratulations!! So happy to hear you’re doing well and with awesome news at that! And yes, I totally feel like I’m going through a quarter-life crisis, but I think most people get stuck in a rut at some point. Sounds like you’re getting out, though!

    1. KK

      Thanks Erin, we are pretty excited to *finally* be engaged πŸ™‚ I don’t want anyone else to be in a rut, but at least it normalizes the frustration I was feeling.

  2. Kayla @ Shoeaholicnomore

    Congrats KK! That’s awesome πŸ™‚ Cute sign too! I don’t feel like I’m in a crisis, but I am super swamped with work lately due to my freelance business taking off these past few months. It’s amazing, but busy, haha. Have a great weekend!

    1. KK

      Thanks Kayla! Swamped (in a good way) is great news. You work so hard you totally deserve the boom in business!

  3. Tonya@Budget and the Beach

    Congratulations and welcome back! At least I hope to see you around these parts more!

    1. KK

      Thanks Tonya. I’m going to ease myself back into the blogging. I think I was putting unreal expectations on myself and trying to do too much. Now I’m just going to post when I feel like it and stop worrying about the social media and all the other things that take so much time.

  4. Laurie @thefrugalfarmer

    Yay!!!!!!!! SO happy for all of you. πŸ™‚ Seems to me this has been a long time coming. You guys just look like you belong together. πŸ™‚ So happy for you. πŸ™‚

  5. KK

    Thanks Laurie πŸ™‚ It definitely has been a long time coming. We’ve been together for 6 years and everyone was asking if we were going to get married. It’s nice to finally be able to tell people we are getting married and to make it all “official”.

  6. Alexis

    Congrats on your engagement! Sounds like everything is going well on your side and it’s great to see you back!

    1. KK

      Thanks so much. It’s an exciting time for sure! And it’s good to be “back” πŸ™‚

  7. Maria

    Congratulations on the engagement, exciting things ahead for sure!

    1. KK

      Thank you! We’re really happy and excited.

  8. Jayson @ Monster Piggy Bank

    KK, so happy that you’re back. I kinda missed your post. Haha! Congrats on the engagement. That’s something to celebrate. Cheers!

    1. KK

      Thanks Jayson. We couldn’t be more happy and it’s great to be “back” πŸ™‚

  9. Andrew@LivingRichCheaply

    Congrats on the engagement! I think I had a quarter-life crisis, but that was probably more because I lacked direction with my career. I think I skipped my 3 decade crisis…though a 4 decade or is that a mid-life crisis? might come my way =). Hey at least the weather is getting warming…supposedly?? It doesn’t feel like it’s almost May.

    1. KK

      Thanks Andrew, appreciate it! I guess the 4-decade is the mid-life? Although with people living older and older maybe 40 isn’t even mid-life anymore? Today was a beautiful day, but this weekend…brrr! I hope the warm spring weather is coming our way.

  10. Lisa

    Congratulations! Good luck with the wedding planning!

    1. KK

      Thanks Lisa, I have a post coming soon about some of our, “wedding planning” or lack thereof πŸ˜‰

  11. NZ Muse

    YAY congrats and welcome back!!!

    I too stepped back a bit from blogging recently over my summer (your winter) – but the great thing about the PF world is that everyone is still there and ready to welcome you back.

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