Monday, January 21, 2013

Pardon The Interupption


Hello loves! It's been way too long. First off Happy New Year! Secondly, I have to apologize for my absence the past 2 months. It's been a long road with a lot of soul searching but things are looking up here. My family is doing much better. Thank you all for your sweet comments and messages. Hearing from you really helped lift my spirits through those dark days.

The whole storm and devastation that came with it really rocked my world pretty hard and I ended up making a lot of changes in the past few months. Obviously, I've stepped away from blogging for the time being to focus on some other areas of my life.  I'm taking better care of myself and also taking on a long awaited redecorating project in my home.  I'm basically redoing my whole apartment.  It's amazing how much time all of these things are taking.  And I'm also planning on getting back to illustrating and taking some photography classes.  Things that I've been talking about for years and years but haven't had the time to do.  All of those unrealized dreams started weighing on me and I decided that I needed to make some major changes and really take them on in full force.

So what does all of this mean for The Alternative Wife? I honestly don't have a firm answer.  I'd love to get back to my normal blogging schedule.  It definitely has been a major void in my life and I miss you all tremendously.  But for the time being until I can really make some progress in these other areas of my life I think that I'll be popping by intermittently.  Ideally that will be more often than not. And hopefully I'll be able to share some of the projects that I'm taking on with you all.  In the meantime you can always find me on Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.

Hope you are all doing well and I will definitely be stopping by in the near future to catch up.

Love to you all!

xoxo

Images: 1, 2, 3 All images edited by The Alternative Wife
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101 comments:

Adele said...

So lovely to hear from you Dawn & really glad things are getting back on track for you. Can't wait to see how your redecorating project goes - make sure you post plenty of pics on instagram!
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Little Rus said...

It's nice to get the latest news. Hope it all goes as planned for you. x

Rachel {little bits of lovely} said...

I was so happy to see your post pop up in my reader Dawn! Welcome back lovely, we have missed you too! Its good to hear that things are going well after such a horrible time with sandy. Your decorating projects and illustration work sound lots of fun. Its funny how hard times force us to re-evaluate where we are going and what we truly want to be doing; I'm glad that you are doing things that make you truly happy xx

Le BHCH said...

hello lovely one. It's all good - I am just pleased to hear things are being worked thru :) you do what your heart and head tell you to do - blog world will be here ... my five month break was just another part of life :) best le xox

Amelia - Duckling To Swan (Ugly Duckling) said...

Oh, I'm so glad that you're okay and back to blogging too. It's great that you're re-doing your place but yes, it always take so much time doesn't it! Excited to see it though when it's done!

Amelia @ Ducklingtoswan.com! :) xxx

Kidslife said...

Dear Dawn, HAPPY NEW YEAR to you! I've thought about you quite often and missed you. Yet sometimes it's good to take a break. I did too - though only a short one. It's difficult, to fit it all in one day sometimes, when majpr changs have to be made. I'm in the midst of sucg times as well and i don't really have a clear vision to where this will take me. Let's see. Anyway it's good to hear you are fine - have a fab start to your week Sweetie! xx

Debby Steele said...

Yay!! She's back!! I've missed your posts. I'll take them when I can get them. Can't wait to see your redecorating projects and you know if I was in the city I'd be signing up for that photography course with you!! Glad the family is doing a bit better. xo

With love... said...

hi Dawn, great to have you back and how wonderful to hear of all your plan. How great that your family is doing better - that is always so important.

Have a great week. Enjoy every moment and smile loads. xx

Adeola Naomi said...

Hello dear!
Its so amazing to hear from you even once in a while and I really hope you are doing a lot better!
I will stick here and wait for your visits!

fashionsensitive said...

Hey, Dawn, I saw you on pinterest several times and I was wondering what's going on...I am glad that everything is ok and you have new plans. Hope to see you on the blog from time to time. Kisses

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

So glad to hear you are doing well, my darling!!! I think that is fantastic that you are taking some time to do what you want to/catch up/down time...everyone needs that sometimes and I think we get so wrapped up in the blogging world that we don't realize how much time it really eats up! Good to see the pretties back up!

B. in the Know said...

Dawn, you have no idea how excited I was to see you pop back up in my google reader today! I am so happy to hear that you are doing better and that you are going after some of those dreams of your's! That is awesome, and I can't wait to see how they develop!
Much love,
B

Koru Kate {Koru Wedding} said...

Happy New Year to you! May it be filled with health & happiness~

Katie said...

So glad to see a post from you! Take all the time you need - it's important to have balance in your life. I've been doing the same with my blog and it's a good thing. We all have to get our lives in order sometimes :) Hope to see some pics of all youre working on via Instagram!

classiq said...

It's so nice to hear things are looking up, Dawn! I've missed you. The best of luck with all your projects! We all have to prioritize from time to time.

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i missed you love - but obviously - take ALL the time you need - your 'life' has to ALWAYS come first - we'll be here when you are ready to blog-it-out! xoxxo

Annie said...

Been missing and wondering where you've been!!! So happy to hear a little update, and love hearing that you're using some struggle to instill more purposefulness into your life.

O said...

Hi Dawn, I have been missing your posts! Good to hear that you are doing better and how fun is it to decorate (also intense). Wish you all the best for 2013! Xoxo

A BRIT GREEK said...

Welcome back Dawn! We have missed your dreamy images, though of course I have seen you on Pinterest, but that's not really the same!
Good luck to new projects-sounds very exciting re-decorating!!!
Have a super week!
x.o.x.o

Laura said...

Lovely to hear from you Dawn! Glad to hear your family are doing well. Looking forward to following along with your decorating and projects :)

Inner-Outer Beauty said...

Dawn, I am just happy that you are back, and living the life that feels good. I totally understand you and your thinking, that is life as we know it sometimes. And sometimes we need to make corrections of our choices. Good for you that you are now. Lovely to hear from you and you've been missed. Will keep popping in here up and then and look forward to have you over at my site when you have the time and need. Love Caroline

Tamra {ever swoon} said...

Dawn! How I have missed your blogs, but have been keeping up via social media. I'm so happy to hear that you have taken time out for yourself and that you and your family are doing better after sandy. Let's get a much needed date on the calendar asap. I miss you and catch wait to catch up!

SinClair MacAnnan said...

So glad I looked in today, I’d almost given up hope of seeing another post in this lovely blog! Happy New Year - may it bring yoga nd yours much joy!

Bodil Huisman said...

I was so glad to see a post online from you again. It's very nice to hear that you are all doing better out there in NYC. I hope you will have a wonderful 2013 and I wish for more blogposts again from you this year :)!

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Kym Fox @ Travel Babbles | Living the (hockey) Life said...

This made me smile BIG! Missed you!!!!!! xoxo

zanetastyle said...

Best of luck! Looking fwd to see your work soon (: and you made me think of some classes and self advancement initiatives for myselft too! See what I can o... Thanks for that! Hugs z

Leslie said...

I couldn't believe there was a comment from you this morning! I'd figured you may have stopped blogging :( post the big storm. Sounds like you've had a lot on your plate .. with family stuff? I hope things are getting better. We all go through these peaks and valleys with the end result being (more gray hair) and more wisdom. Life is not a cake walk that's for sure and it will never be perfect.

You are are no-reply blogger, so I'm keeping this to a minimum.

Missed you and glad you're back.

xxL

FASHION TALES said...

Ahhh, welcome back love, So glad that things are looking bright with you and your family. Thought about ya when I was in inspiration mode. Sometimes change just helps us get in the path we're meant to be. Lots of love. Missed ya! xx/Madison

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dawn,

Lovely to see you back again posting and to hear that your family are doing much better.
Best wishes and hope the redecorating project and all your goals go well.

hugs
Carolyn

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Hi Dawn,

So happy to see you back here and know that you're well and so many exciting things are happening in your life. The devastation from the hurricane took a toll on many and I think it does make us all realize that life is fleeting and we need get out there to do the things we want to. Anyway I've missed you and hope to see you here whenever you have the time to pop by but then there's always Twitter & Pinterest :)

Best of luck with everything and take care sweet lady!

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Sunny & Star said...

It is so good to see you posting again. I've missed stopping by your lovely blog. It is great to hear that you are taking good care of yourself and getting back into some of the things you love.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Elle Sees said...

so glad to hear from you! i miss you chiming in on my posts and my daily visits here. you take care of you and yours, and we'll be here waiting! i'm glad at least i have IG so I check on ya. xoxoxoxo always!!

honey my heart said...

really missed you on the blogosphere, dawn. but so glad to always see your instagram photos these last few months. i hope that you are able to get things in order and to see you back blogging soon.

Danielle Giannandrea said...

So glad you are back! I have missed your charming posts! Nice to hear that things are looking up for you and your family. And congrats on all your new projects in the works. I can't wait to hear all about them! : )

Danielle xo

Lauren said...

Glad your back!!! Even if it's a bit infrequent going forward. :) Sound like some great things are happening for you!

pretty pink tulips said...

Dawn,
It is so nice to have you back, even if it is intermittent! I know that horrible storm rocked your world. But, it sounds like some soul searching and life changes came out of it.

We'll take you as often as we can get you. Excited for your new adventures!!!

xoxo Elizabeth

toi said...

so glad to hear that things are looking up a little better.

happy new year and please let's us know anytime you are around

Maria at inredningsvis.se said...

Welcome back and keep on blogin your doing an amazing job.

have a great day beautiful

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{The Perfect Palette} said...

Glad you're back! Good for you - in regards to all the projects and new endeavors! Warms my heart to hear that good things are happening in your life - especially after such a hard time.

design traveller said...

Nice to visit again. I'm back as well :)

trishie said...

Hello, glad to hear you're well. Sometimes we need all need to take a break and a bit of soul searching...esp afater what you've been through. I wish you all the very best in 2013 and hope to see you again soon.

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

oh, wow - i had no idea, dawn! i am thankful that everything including is okay overall. thanks for the update and i do hope everything continues to go smoothly for you and all those affected. :)

Talia said...

So glad you are doing well. I can only imagine what you've been thru.

Take care of YOU!

Rachel Jensen {Da Paura ♥} said...

Dawn I have so missed you! But I completely understand what you mean about blogging. My blogging has been so sparse and not as much energy as I used to put into it. A lot of changes happening in my own life as well. I love your positive outlook and that you are realizing some dreams that you have wanted for a long time! Whenever you do pop in, I'll be here! (after my move of course... moving closer to where you are, eeee!!)

xoxo
Rachel

Stacey said...

Ahhh, how refreshing to see a post from you! Hi Dawn, missed you!! I stalk you on IG, but I'm relieved and happy you posted. Great news re you doing the things that you've been putting off; way to live your life to the fullest. Enjoy... XX

Ann said...

Its good to hear from you again.
Take all the time you need to focus on your other endeavors.

Julie Leah said...

So happy to see you back here!! We've certainly missed you. So glad to hear that you're doing well :) Can't wait to see the projects!

xoxo

Christine @Fancy Function said...

Glad to see you back - hope all is well! :)

Bromeliad said...

You're back! I was worried Sandy had taken you out.

RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

It's so nice to see back to the fold Dawn....& in a beautiful way. Just take it easy, we would understand that it's never ever easy to get back on track after all the challenges. More power!!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Mccomba said...

Wow, love your clothes.

Swede Dreams said...

So happy to see you back, Dawn! I'm glad things are looking up for you and that you have been able to engage in some new projects! Sometimes it's healthy to step back for a bit and refocus...I've been doing the same lately. I'm trying to get back into my photography as well. Looking forward to your future projects!
xo Angie

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