Indefinite hiatus...

My little brother is currently in a coma fighting for his life. This is an unbelievably huge road block for me. Blogging has taken the back burner in my life for some time now -- this is me turning the burner off completely. Until Jake is home and well, blogging will never happen. When the time comes, I may or may not blog again. As of right now, my heart just isn't anywhere near it.

For those of you who would like to read about his story, you can do so here:

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Thank you all so much for reading my blog for the last 8 1/2 years. I don't think this is something I'll pick back up anywhere in the near future. I love writing, sharing hundreds of pictures and pointless stories, but for the past several months I've forced myself to keep up with posts. This all happening with my baby brother made things even more clear for me.

For those of you that are interested, you can keep up with my day-to-day life via my Instagram accounts here:

A look back at 2016...

Normally I do a reflection post at the end of the year, but considering all of the bad stuff that I would have to reflect on, I've decided to skip it. I've blogged about everything that's happened, I don't feel I need to rehash it again and make myself sad. We've lost far too many pets this year and it's just too heartbreaking to talk about, or even think about so I'm not going to do it.

We had lots of good times in 2016 as well -- new job, reunions, new additions and so on. Plenty of good to go along with the bad, but I don't feel I need to boast about anything, so I'm leaving it at that.

I'm not going over what I accomplished and what I didn't accomplish as I know I didn't do a lot this year. I'm not setting any standards this year, no bucket lists, so project 365. I'm living each day at a time and enjoying everything that I already have. I don't need anything more, I don't need to accomplish anything. I just want to be happy. I want my animals and family to be happy and healthy, nothing more, nothing less.

This may be a letdown for some of you, but you have no idea what it means to me and how good it makes me feel. When I stopped worrying about all the stupid things this past year and focused on what was right in front of me, it was like a huge weight lifted off of my shoulders.

I hope all of you have a wonderful and Happy New Year. Don't dwell in the past or focus on meaningless things, focus on your loved ones and what truly makes you happy...