This is my first post in about six months. My previous posts became sporadic and were unreliable so I decided to take a break to figure out what blogging meant for me while I balanced everything else in my life. I’ve been giving it a lot of thought lately, which prompted me to write this post. I have a lot of ideas (and outfits) for this space, so I think I’m ready to come back. In the meantime, let’s play catch up. I might create fuller, more detailed posts on each event at a later time, but here’s what life has been like in a nutshell for NCsquared.
-In May, Nick and I attended my friend’s wedding over Memorial Day weekend in Charleston, SC. It was held at the aquarium and was the first time I’d ever been to a wedding in an aquarium, and it was absolutely beautiful.
-In July, we visited my best friend, Karissa, in Los Angeles. I’ve been to see her there once before, but this was the first time Nick and I went together and we had a blast. I met Karissa when I first moved to Durham and she moved to LA about five years ago to pursue her PhD at USC. I miss her like crazy so getting to spend almost a week with her was the best.
The bad news
At the end of August, our beautiful dog and light of our lives, Chico, suddenly passed away from cancer after 10 years of providing us with so much love and happiness. We’re still so heartbroken. I would like to do a memorial post in the future when it gets a little easier to write about him.
The good news
NCsquared is becoming NCcubed (NC3) as I’m currently 18 weeks pregnant! Everyone who has known me for a long time (in real life) was super shocked to find out we’re having a baby… on purpose… because all through our 20s, we had no desire to have children. Things change, though, and life plans get re-evaluated, and one day you may realize that, actually, you do want a little mini-me (or mini-him) running around in your life. And that’s okay. I’m due in March and we are thrilled.
As you can imagine, the last few months have been an emotional rollercoaster for me, but I’m looking forward to getting back into the swing of writing about my life. I hope you find it entertaining, educational, and informational! It feels good to be back.
Nikki of NCsquared Life
Oh my goodness, congratulations Nikki!!! I was like you, not wanting a baby until I found out I was pregnant and then, well, everything changed 🙂 and I also wanted to send you loads of hugs for Chico, it’s painful, I know. My Muttley died when I was 18, after being with us for about 8 years, and it broke my heart. I’ve not owned another dog since xoxo
What a year!! Congratulations!!
Thanks, Rebecca. I’m looking forward to what the future holds 🙂
Thank you, Kylee 🙂
Congrats on the new addition and hugs to you on the loss of your beloved fur baby.
Thanks for your kind words, Melissa.
Welcome back! CONgrats on the babe!
Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins
First time visiting this blog and I will definitely be back! I always appreciate when I can tell people are intentional and thoughtful about why and when they post, and not just posting to keep up with a calendar. Glad you took a break when you needed it, and it seems like you are full of inspiration because of it! I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dog 🙁 But also so excited for you as you become a new mom! Can’t wait to read more about your adventures soon! 🙂
I’m so glad you stopped by, Traci, and that you’ll be back! I’m the same in that I find myself mostly gravitating toward blogs that feel sincere and intentional, so that’s what I strive for my space to be. Thank you for your kind words and I hope you enjoy reading. 🙂
wow! so many wonderful things happening. congratulations on being pregnant! (and i am so sorry about the loss of your pup) also, hominy grill is SO good!!!!!
It’s good to take a step back now and then to re-prioritize life! Looks like you were very busy.
So happy for you.