Little Bits: July & August On Instagram

10:31 PM


I have mentally wrote out this post at least a dozen or so times in the past week, but it doesn't make sitting down and actually doing it any easier. To be blatantly honest, I have been going through some personal issues for the past month or so, and blogging has been too hard. A lot of things have been too hard. Blogging has always been an outlet for me, conversational as it is. However, how does one keep up with a lifestyle blog when her life becomes too difficult to talk about? It is something everyone with a social media account (aka EVERYONE) has to come to terms with time-to-time. When something good happens to us, we are only too excited to share and talk about it. When something bad happens, we tend to get hesitant. I'll always be the first one to poke fun at myself to make light of the situation, but there are occasions when the situation is too tender to begin to know how to deal. 

In the past month, I have handled things terribly. I panicked, again, and again. I left work  early several times and am now more behind than ever. I cried at my desk, in the bathroom, to my parents, to my friends. I expected too much from the wrong person and drove them away. I found the right people to talk to, and am more thankful than I can ever imagine. I am lucky enough to have friends reach out to me, and be there for me, even when I wasn't ready to talk. Because it is too hard to talk about, I will leave off with some fun memories from the past two months:

-A busy, but fun 4th of July weekend was had.
-Two incredible camping trips happened in July, with two amazing groups of people. I don't know how my tiny car will haul one, but this Party Cat would like a kayak!
-Work has been busier than ever. Why is this good? Because keeping busy keeps my mind busy.
-I had a blast on a little trip out to Trout Lake with my amazing friend Dani and a her friends. Caught a nice sunset, and had a great time.
-I may have summered the hell out this summer, but I am a fall-ball to the fullest. Bring on the pumpkin spice lattes! ;)

I have every intention of continuing this blog, but like a lot of things in my life right now, it will have to be a slow process. In the meantime, onto the next adventure!


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  1. Life does not always go according to plan, but we change and so do our lives. We cannot change what happens but do the best you can for the best possible outcome. You will have our support always :)

  2. I think you found the words just fine. Keep it up and keep being one of the cool kids! Pumpkin spice— FTW!!

  3. Sorry you've been having a crappy time :( sending positive vibes for things to get better - or at least feel better - from across the pond. X

  4. Sweet Sara I'm so sorry you're having a rough time right now. I'm thinking of you and hoping things get better soon. You take care of YOU and we'll all be here when you're ready to write/talk whatever. (HUGS)

  5. I wish I could physically give you the biggest hug known to man right now. I think you put together the words to describe what's going on perfectly. Don't worry about social media or blogging - you take care of you. Nobody wrote a rule book on how to deal with situations so however you need to deal with it... you need to deal with it in your own way. You are a strong, wonderful and beautiful person. You will get through it all just fine. It may not seem like it today or tomorrow or a few weeks from now... but you'll get there. I'm always an e-mail away if you ever feel like talking/writing!


  6. Aw..its good to hear you have some amazing friends and there were some awesome adventures this summer. Love your photos. Love your inspirations. Hope your Autumn turns out to have some wonderful surprises..where..ever that may take you. Thanks for the update!

  7. Well, you look amazing. And I hope all will be well. Love your blog!

  8. To be honest, I've missed you like crazy, but totally understand the need to step away from social media for a time, and just figure things out. I hope that things are going better now - please know that you can always e-mail me if you need someone to talk to {or FB message me, and I'll give you my #}.

    You are one of my favorite people in the blogosphere, and I don't want to see you hurting - because then there's a huge void in the blog world that no one else can fill.

    I'm glad you had some happy times to recap - still obsessing over that hair girly!


  9. I understand Sara. So sorry you're going through this rough patch right now. Just know things won't stay the same. Take all the time you need. Take care of yourself. I'm glad for the most part you're ok. Praying for you.

  10. You know where to find me if you ever wanna talk, Sara. ;) I've had some rough times here lately, too. but "it shall pass." :P and even if it doesnt' feel like it will or it goes on for too long, we still love you and care about you.

  11. I've definitely missed you around these parts! But I'm sorry that things have been so shit lately for you, I hope they are looking up, or at least, I hope you are looking up and still hanging in there! You're a strong arse woman and you'll kick butt in time :)

    Sounds like amidst the poo, there's been some good things going on. Have to say, I think social media makes things worst at times, I'm a big avoider of it when things are crappy.

    I hope things start to improve and get better! Take care of yourself and enjoy everything you can.

  12. I hope you feel better, Sara *hugs* and I'm in love with your hair color :)

  13. We are sad to hear you are having a hard time here at spotttdog HQ. Life never goes how we expect and it's too true that the bad often outweighs the good. I had a spell of feeling down and like the world was pushing me down into a deep dark tunnel earlier tjis year. Then I decided life is too short and altho it,s easy to forget the good it is so important to remember all the wonderful things in life. Which is exactly what you have done here lovely lady.
    Eddie dog (see blog :-) ) sends you a massive cuddle and says see the world thru the eyes of a dog like him (everything is always sp exciting!) and everything becomes a little lighter again.
    Much love from England,
    Laura and Ed xxx

  14. Sorry to hear about your troubles, pal. I hope everything improves. Hang in there. If there's anything I can do, e-mail me. My (dog) ears are always open.


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