It’s been over a month since I have posted anything, and let’s be honest it bothers me a lot. However, I have had so much going on in my life that I want to use this post to catch you guys up on everything. One of the biggest thing going on in my life is the fact that we are moving currently. It also happens to be the main reason why I have not been able to be active. When I found out about the move it was never in my intentions to stop blogging. However, life happens and unfortunately it happened. Another, thing keeping me highly busy right now is the fact that the semester has begun. Since we are in the process of moving, I am taking all of my classes online. So luckily I can work at my own pace and make time for blogging.
Moves don’t always come easily and this one has been absolutely horrendous. Purely because our move fell at the worst time of the year in Florida. The time of the year I am talking about is fall and winter. Every year we get the annual flock of snowbirds fleeing the snow filled winters of the north. Personally, I would stay up north during the winters however, I have a love for snow that many people don’t have. There’s just something magical about snow, even if it’s not always flawless. Due to the time of year landlords get thrilled, because they can charge more than what they could get normally. So rent skyrockets to over $900 a month for a one-bedroom home, and housing becomes extremely limited.
Since, this has happened we are having a very difficult time finding a place to rent. It doesn’t help that we have two small dogs, and I am not sure if it’s just our luck or what but very few places are taking pets now. We have been so fortunate that my sister and her fiancé are allowing us to stay with them until we find a place. However, we are feeling the stress of not having our own place and I desperately miss having my own kitchen. I already have a laundry list of meals I am making the minute we move. So keep a look out because I will be in recipe posting bliss when that time comes.
The worst thing is that due to circumstances out of my control, I had to do an extremely heartbreaking thing and had to give Daisy (A.K.A. Bun Bun) to another family. I did everything in my power to keep her; I searched for kennels, asked friends to watch her, and even called shelters to see if they had any suggestions. After many arguments plus plenty of tears, I had to make this decision. It was never in my intentions to find her a new home.
She is the reason I went vegan and why I am who I am today. I told my mother this more times than I can count over the last two and a half years. She helped me see a part of the world that I was never fully aware of, and because of her I am living a happier and healthier life. I am vegan because this great big ball of fluffy fat hopped into my heart and flipped my life upside down. I would never change that for the world, and I will always maintain a vegan lifestyle. This is a choice and a path I have chosen, because I learned so much through having her. If the time ever comes and I can get her back, I can promise you I will be doing everything in my power to make that happen.
The semester has started and I can already tell you I’m feeling the stress of the semester. I am having major withdraws from spending time on campus with my friends. I also regret having to give up the leadership positions, I was elected into at the end of last semester. Until I know what was going to happen, I decided it was best to take online classes. That way no matter where in the country I wound up, I would be able to attend classes this semester. I do not want to mess up my graduation date. I am so close to being able to start working on my dream degree and I do not want to postpone that.
So this has been my life for the last month and a half. I can promise you I’m going to start posting regularly again. It might not always be a recipe however, I will find great things to post about. My next post is on two of my new favorite health apps and one vegan app. They are the best apps I have ever used. Stick around because I am back at blogging full force.