Well, it’s been awhile hasn’t it? When I made the decision to take a break from blogging I didn’t have any specific sort of time frame in mind. I just told myself I’d be back when I was ready. I’ve been thinking about this blog and all of you the past few days so I figured now is as good a time as any. I have missed coming around here!

A lot has changed since I’ve frequented this space. 2 months to the day since my last post, and the one before that was a month prior as well. There was a lot I was dealing with in my personal life and I just didn’t feel motivated to come here and put on a happy face, I guess (NOT that I feel like blogs should only be glitter + rainbows all the time, but I just didn’t want to be overly negative, either). I’ll address the elephant in the room and say yes, Glenn and I ended our relationship. It’s pretty obvious if you follow me on any social media but for those of you who only read here, and since this is in part a personal blog, I figured I’d confirm any suspicions. I won’t go into too much detail but I will say that it was a healthy decision for the both of us, we split amicably, he has since moved out of state and we are both getting on with our lives. The hardest part of all this (for me) has been losing the dogs. We decided it made better sense for them to stay together and be with him, but it literally breaks my heart and I miss them every day.

Other than that, I have just been transitioning into my new normal. I moved into a nice one bedroom apartment in east Sac, which couldn’t have worked out more perfectly than it did. I’m in a great location, walking distance to everything I need and its nice to have my own space again. I’m still working my day job while designing on the side (although I did take a hiatus from that as well). I have a couple of projects launching soon which I’ll be sharing in the next few weeks as they wrap up.

If there’s a word I had to choose to describe the past few months it would be, Transition.

Transition from girlfriend to single woman. Transition from full-service designer to now having to outsource a developer (I’m still looking to add to my arsenal, by the way). Transition from uneasiness to peacefulness. Transition from dark to light. The list goes on…

So there’s my update for you. I have a couple post ideas brewing for the new few weeks and although I’m rusty, I’m excited to get back into the swing of things and catch up with all of you again. For those of you still here who stuck around, thanks. It’s good to be back.


  1. Anna says:

    Yay! I’m so happy that you’re back, I’ve missed reading your blog (although I’m a bit of a creeper who never comments, you know.. whatevs :p) I’m glad that you’re in a better position in life and I hope all of the transitions turn out to be the things that put you exactly in the place you want to be :) All the happiness Liz :D

  2. Danielle says:

    I was so happy to see a post from you. I’m excited for all the NEW and GOOD to come to you in this transitional time. Huge hugs, friend.


  3. Leigh-Ann says:

    Girllll, we’re on similar wave lengths!

    I ended my engagement in mid-April and it’s been a big transition to new future and single-life while still seeing Keith at school everyday. It’s kinda insane– but with time, I’m figuring it out and finding my new normal. And I’m at the point where Im feeling happy again :)

    I hope you’re feeling stronger than ever and I’m sending you big hugs ❤

    xo, LA

    • Liz says:

      Oh man, yeah we are in similar boats for sure. I’m sorry to hear about your engagement. I can only imagine the fallout of that. I wish you the best and want you to know how inspiring you are to me and so many other creative women <3

  4. haley says:

    Glad you’re back! Now we need to grab a sausage :)

  5. Corinne says:

    Hey! I’ve certainly missed your blog posts. I understand though that your life needs the most attention especially after such a big change. Looking forward to new posts!

    Is it all right if I send you an email regarding development work with you? I’m a designer but also create WP themes – that’s mostly what you work on, right? If so, I can help!

    • Liz says:

      Thanks for you kind words, Corinne. Absolutely feel free to get in touch; I’d love to hear from you! xx

  6. Marisa says:

    It’s good to hear you are being positive even after going though what must have been a rough time. Looking forward to seeing the new projects you share!

  7. Corey says:

    glad to have you back. I just went through a breakup… and then a subsequent “real” end of him no longer responding to text without letting me know that’s what he needed. Painful but I’m also in transition and there are good things on the horizon!

    • Liz says:

      Ugh, I’m sorry girl. Not having full closure is one of the most difficult things. Sending you positive vibes from over here!

  8. skunkboy says:

    Welcome back, friend! It’s good to take some time for yourself when you can. I’m looking forward to having you back in the blog world!! <3

    • Liz says:

      Thanks Katie!! I definitely feel refreshed and excited to get back into catching up with you and everyone I’ve missed! xo

  9. Oh my heart breaks for you and the dogs. Being a dog lover, I can’t even imagine how hard that would be. I’m so sorry friend.

    But I’m also really proud of you for choosing what will make you happiest in the long run! “Happiness is a form of courage.” –George Holbrook Jackson

    • Liz says:

      Thanks, Jess. It’s definitely hard. If I scroll to far back on my blog/IG and see pictures of them I just burst into tears. I miss them so much. But as with everything, over time it will feel better.

  10. Margarita says:

    It sounds like you are in a good place, and that’s awesome. I feel your pain about the dogs though, it’s hard. Are you thinking of getting another one for yourself?

    • Liz says:

      In the future, definitely. But right now, it doesn’t make sense for me to have a pet because I know I don’t have the sufficient time to take care of a pup alone right now.

  11. Rebecca says:

    Hugs! My heart hurts for you and the doggies, but sometimes you have to go through hell to get to the right place. xo

  12. Oh sweetheart! I feel for you because I have been going through the same thing. BUT (as you have read recently on my blog), I’ve decided to stop feeling sorry for myself and see this as an opportunity to better myself as a person and fall in love with myself all over again! :) I am here for you if you ever want to talk! Sending SO much love, hugs, and positivity your way, you deserve only the best and you deserve to be happy, always remember that. xoxo

    • Liz says:

      Yes! Once you know what you’re capable of and what you deserve it makes that much easier to move forward. I’m the happiest I’ve been since I can remember and I know you will be too! xoxo

  13. Tiera says:

    Glad you’re back! So sorry to hear about the dogs :( My pups are at my mom’s house, which is only a 10-15minute drive away, and I can visit anytime, but I still wish I could snuggle up with them in bed!

    • Liz says:

      Its definitely rough. I even had a dream about Walter the other night :( But…everything happens for a reason. I know I’ll be a puppy mama again some day :)

  14. Diana says:

    I am so sorry about everything you are going through, especially the story about Walter. SO sad!

    I remember you tweeted this but I didn’t get a chance to read it. When change is the most painful that’s when we’re the most open to growth. There’s no way to go but up. <3

  15. Kara says:

    So happy to see you back. I’ve been creepin’ on the twitter and insta so I knew you and Glenn had split up. Cheers to new beginnings!

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