I was 23 years old when I started this blog. Practically a baby, new to this lovely little city of ours, and ready to explore it all. I’m 27 now, and lately, I sorta cringe everytime I describe my blog as one for “young” women new to the city of Philadelphia. Am I still a “young” woman? (My debilitating, all-day hangovers would certainly say I’m not.) But as I’m writing posts while trying to be a good, reliable Philly resource, I sometimes do wonder: are you guys, my readers, growing up with me?
My life has changed over those (almost) four years. I’ve been at different fulltime jobs. My friends are starting to get engaged and married. (I’ve spent the last few years saying no to every bridal pitch I got for this blog, because I just wasn’t there yet.) I’m in the same apartment, but I’m itching to finally invest in this place and get rid of some of the mismatched, hand-me-down furniture I’ve been living with since I moved. But with that said, I’m also trying to be more careful about my money and actually think about future-type things, not just the experiences and the music and the Zahav halloumi I want right now.
I still love pizza though, you guys know you can always count on me for that.
Summer has been slow for me, but in a way I needed. I’m single again, too, and while the dating world currently has me just a little bit down, every time I start to explore the world again as my own, independent lady, I learn a whole lot more about myself. And that, my friends, is a very good thing.
So what I think I’m saying is, I’m not quite sure what direction this blog will take as we cross over into Year 4. But I do know this: I’m feeling energized and excited. And I missed you guys. A lot.
In the last couple weeks, as I thought about if I could break back into blogging regularly and how I would beg for your forgiveness for my hiatus, I had a few run-ins (both through friends and in person) with some of my readers that proved how freakin perfect this little Philly blog community is. So thank you, Lisa, Chelsea & Michelle, for helping me get back into my groove. And happy fall, ladies. Here we go again! xx