Did you miss me?

I know, I know, I took away the most exciting part of your day: checking IHABL for updates on this weird excuse for a life that I lead. My apologies.


I’m in the midst of what feels like the busiest month of my life thus far (never one to shy away from dramatics), so, as I explained to Erin when she stopped by the store the other day, something had to go. And trust me, I wish it wasn’t writing. Because truth be told, if I could make a living off eating, working out, and writing about it, you know I’d be all about that life. But sadly that isn’t the case, and it’s crunch time in the next 30 days to accomplish my goals. I’m taking on more responsibility at the store that I think will propel me to growing with the company, I take my NASM personal training exam in less than a month, and I’m taking over full duties as run club coach for theΒ store. It’s a lot, and it’s a lot happening fast.

I’m also trying this weird thing called a personal life — networking events, nights out with friends, happy hours, you know the drill…all while balancing those pesky adult tasks — looking for an apartment, handling my student loans, etc. etc. Too much fun stuff. So you’ll have to excuse me if I don’t pop up around the blogosphere as much as normal. I’ll try my best to keep up on your blogs, even if I don’t always comment. And hopefully when I come back in full force all my blogging friends will be here with open arms to welcome me back! In the meantime,Β life has still treated me well. My best friend is back in Illinois (praise Jesus Hallelujah), there have been some bright sunny days in the midst of mostly springlike weather, and the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup and essentially turned my neighborhood into a 24 hour party.

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I’m checking out the new Orangetheory studio in Wicker Park tomorrow so be on the lookout for a studio review coming soon! I’ve had a serious lack of hustle lately.


However lunch will never be cancelled.


  1. Of course I missed you!!!! but glad to hear all is well and that you are enjoying life! After all that is the main thing! I too have had to cut back in blogging, which sucks yes but I just love that everyone is still there for me when I come back πŸ™‚

  2. So glad you caught us all up! Sounds like some awesome things are happening. Good luck with your new responsibilities and exam prep! We OF COURSE will be here for you when you return πŸ™‚

  3. I love the Lulu store window. Your Instagram gave me a good laugh : ) Glad you are working at finding a balance ! Hope you have a fabulous and relaxing weekend !!

  4. Busy busy busy! I totally feel you – it’s definitely that time of year, and something’s gotta give. Blogging almost always has to be that thing to give for me – it is just a hobby after all. Good luck with everything you have going on! Sounds like there are a lot of exciting things happening for you πŸ™‚

  5. I’m glad you’ve gotten some cool opportunities like moving up in the store and being a running coach! And of course more time with friends is always a good thing πŸ™‚ I hope you have a great weekend!

    1. You’re too kind. Thanks for putting up with me. Even though I don’t have much time to comment I absolutely loved your post on Sex Walls. You’re such a talented writer and really hit the nail on the head with that one.

  6. As long as you keep having big lunches, I will keep reading! Good luck with the NASM cert. How long does it take to study for and get that certification?

  7. I love this about the blogging world, when life gets busy you can step away, but when it calms back down everyone still welcomes you with open arms again! Good luck with your exam and moving up in the company! We will see you again soon πŸ™‚

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