This is my first post in two weeks. That is the longest time I have ever gone without posting since I started this blog some 10 years ago and I apologize for the absence. It’s not that I think anyone is sitting around with bated breath waiting for my posts, but I pride myself on putting out content as consistently as I can.
It has always been very difficult for me to talk about the negative aspects of my life. Even when it comes to my family and friends, I would rather listen or give advice than share. However, after sharing my issues with anxiety and receiving such an outpouring of support from all of you, I feel comfortable being more open about issues that I know we all face at one point or another.
The reason for my absence is a combination of multiple factors. I spent the first week of this month exploring Tokyo on my own. It was my first ever real solo trip to a new country and it was a wonderful experience. I cannot put into words how truly eye opening it was but I hope to try in an upcoming blog post. The other factor in my absence was that when I got back from Japan, Sam and I were (and still are) essentially homeless. We’re currently crashing at a friend’s house with all of our belongings tucked away in storage. This has been a more challenging situation than we ever expected. To say it has been difficult would be an understatement. It became clear right away to both of us that it was of utmost importance that we put our work aside and focus our energy on strengthening our partnership. Since Sam and I are the only two people in this blog “team”, focusing on our relationship meant the blog took a back seat. Hence the lack of posts.
Sam and I are still looking for a new home. We are still feeling a bit displaced. But above all else we are committed to focusing on our relationship. When I succeed, he succeeds. When he succeeds, I succeed (quote taken from Chris Rock’s new Netflix special which I highly recommend you watch #notsponsored). We are a team. We are determined to face our challenges as one. With that said, we celebrated our 13th anniversary yesterday and we’re looking forward to celebrating as many years together as life allows.