Sunday, October 20, 2013

Forever Young

Yeah, yeah, the blog is back up. 

I was suckered by enough of your sweet emails and endearing comments asking for an invite to read it (though honestly, I'm too lazy to enter that many email addresses to allow each one of you access) ...

So I'm giving everyone the opportunity to lose precious brain cells by making the blog public again.

I'm so kind, I know. 

But for real, I took the blog down for a bit because I simply wanted to leave the past in the past.

I wanted this opportunity in Kuwait to be a fresh start. Hard to do when you have a paper and picture trail of everything perfectly documented in the form of a blog.

This blog is an easy way for anyone new in my life to just take a stroll down my memory lane. To learn all about me without really knowing me. I was afraid of judgement. Of someone asking questions. I try not to let my past bother me. But it does. I still have a lot of unfinished business. Rather than sort it out, deal with it, I just wanted to erase it.

Maybe one day, when I grow up, I'll learn how to deal with things like a grown up instead of a 12 year old.

But ... I'm pretty sure only 12 year olds should be allowed to wear blue pants. Thanks, Lululemon, for keeping me forever young.


  1. Glad to see the blog back up and public!
    I'm a long time reader, who is is excited to see what life has in store for you :)


  2. I am glad you are keeping your blog up, and to be completely honest I understand why you took it down. You've inspired me to add getting my level 1 cert as part of my 30 B4 30. So while some of us don't comment often, your still an impact.

  3. Yay! I'm so glad you are back! I was in a similar boat a few years back and I promise that you will come to a place in time where you will welcome looking back to see how far you've come. Stay strong & keep your head held high in the mean time. Best wishes!

  4. It's human to want to end the pain of a hard part of our lives, Freud called it denial - defense mechanism to protect our brains (specifically our Egos) from that which was so uncomfortable we COULD.NOT.DEAL.

    We're better than that, most of us. And it took courage for you to admit a weak moment and grow from it. Whether you know it or not that shows maturity most people would claim while still hiding, protecting that Ego.

    Good luck to you and thanks for letting us read along again. Your workout ethic inspires. No surprise a humble blog admission would too.

  5. YAY! I'm glad you're back. I pouted about it, I'll be honest.

    Although it's perfectly understandable that you wanted to take it down for a fresh start. At the risk of sounding trite, the past (mistakes/unfinished business/skeletons in the closet, etc) and all are what make you who you are today. So, regret selectively. :)

    You look killer in those blue pants, and that red scarf is amazing. Welcome back. :)

  6. blue pants know no age limit- a fact.

  7. i'm glad your blog is back up! I'm a silent reader, but i truly enjoy reading your posts. every time i read your blog i want to go lift something heavy:)

  8. I'm SO happy you're back!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog!

  9. I'm so glad you're back. I rarely comment but do enjoy reading about CF, and your new adventures. And I wish you luck in moving forward... I know it's a cliche, but it takes time and it does get better:)


  10. Thanks for letting us back in!!! Looks like you're doing great!!! Good for you!!