Don't Call it a Comeback.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Hi, friends...

My last post, before my little hiatus, hinted at some big changes taking place in this small town girl's lonely world and the need to step back and reevaluate the direction of not only this little blog of mine, but of my life, as well. I've thought a lot about this first post-break post, about what I wanted to say about where I've been and where I'm going and, honestly, only one sentence repeats itself in my head over and over again like a mantra...

I'm back.

Yes, it's true. In more ways than one, I'm back.

Let's talk blog changes first. Thanks to my dear friend Andre (who just so happens to be my pup Samson's very best friend), I have a new and improved layout here on just a small town girl. There are still a few small tweaks to be tended to here and there, but I really couldn't be happier with Andre's work and am just so grateful that he put up with my obsessive-compulsive tendencies while we worked out the kinks of the redesign. Another change is thanks to sweet Jasmine. After only a few texts exchanged back and forth, she figured out how to give me what I like to call my new big girl URL ( Hooray! This is something I have wanted for so long, but just couldn't seem to find the time to figure out how to do on my own. And the great news is that if you continue to use my previous URL, you will be redirected here. You also may have noticed my fancy new header. Oh, you didn't? Well, look up! Isn't it pretty? Steph over at Hearts and Laserbeams is responsible for it and was truly a joy to work with.

Okay, real life changes. Let's just cut to the chase, shall we? There have been plenty of changes, some good, some bad, all likely very needed. And as any good blogger would, I'll talk about them here at some point. What I will tell you now, however, is that I am sipping my coffee and writing these words on my laptop as a single mama. Not where I thought I would be, not where I wanted to be, but where I am. Let's see... what else do I have for you? My little Violet turned one at the end of May and is now walking and falling and running and falling and saying "Uh-Oh" and getting right back up again. In other words, we're in very similar places. 

So, there you have it. Lots to catch up on. First up, the trip of a lifetime. Check back in next week for photos and a post about my trip to Greece with the family (and no less than eight flights in ten days with the short one). And there will be more. Breakups, breakthroughs, dipping my toes cautiously back into the world of dating, moving out and moving on. Lots of inspiration around these parts.

It feels really good to be back.

Oh, and PS, you can actually call it a comeback if you want.


  1. So glad you're back! Can't wait to hear about Greece! Our trip to Greece got pushed back because of family things so I will live vicariously through your pictures. Also, I was a single mama for 10 years (teen mom here) and it was wonderful, empowering and rewarding!

  2. just read your post over at the dating blog. much love to you, my friend. our stories are startlingly similar. i was married longer, and didn't have any kids yet, it was july and not april. but otherwise? you nailed it. and now, four years later, i'm a single mama too. if you need an ear or a shoulder, i'm always around.

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