So Cal (Wannabe) Winter

Just a brief post to say hello!  My blog has been quiet for a looooong while as last year was one of the hardest of my life.  As many of you know my dad passed away, and it wasn’t a quick and painless goodbye.  To watch a parent suffer with cancer and slowly waste away – his last weeks are something I mostly wish I could forget though I know I never will.  I spent a couple of months quietly grieving and trying to decompress.  Even now the grief comes in waves and I miss him everyday.  Couple that with the fact that all of last year was an adjustment in terms of being a new mom.  It’s a 24/7 responsibility and it’s no joke.  To top it off, I couldn’t even relax over the holidays as I had to plan and prep for a two month trip to Europe.  Sounds great, but not when you’re location hopping in foreign countries with a feisty one-year-old and all her gear.  I spent most of the year feeling anxious and overwhelmed. Not depressed but seriously burnt out.  Although I love blogging, it wasn’t the first thing on my mind…

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