Update From 27.


Hi, anyone who awesomely spotted this little update!

Just thought I’d say “hi”. It’s been almost a few months since I bid an adieu of sorts to this blog, and turning a year older seemed like a good time to check in. As I move closer to 30 (eeks!), I’m really just feeling lucky. In this Chicago life o’ mine I’m definitely not as thin or rich (relative terms ;-D) as I was in the ‘burbs or Milwaukee…and yet I’m so happy. So many friends are a walk or “L” ride away, so many restaurants and breweries have been enjoyed and are still waiting for me, so many streets and lakeside views are just gorgeous. I work with pretty incredible people and have the cutest preschool students around (in my humble opinion). Β And, yes, I’m in love and feel very loved and it’s pretty darn awesome. Winning all around.

And, hey, I just hacked 7″ off my hair, which somehow feels like a notable action. I think I’ve been hiding behind long hair for too long. Feeling zero upset when it came off felt like confirmation: I’m so much more comfortable with me. It’s nice. 100%? Ha, no siree. But I’m gettin’ better.

I welcomed this new year with a girlfriends-only brunch (+ window shopping & beverages outside) on Saturday and spent the rest of the weekend with the boyfriend (who just returned from a weeklong family vacation). It was a really lovely balance of friends & couple time (+ a bit of exercise, a lot of good food & drinks, and some very sweet presents).

I have a good feeling about you, 27.

Hope all is well with you. I’m loving keeping up to date with many of my favorite bloggers & readers via instagram…such a fun way to stay in this universe, at least a little bit. Wishing you a wonderful end to May,







~ by Elena Marie on May 20, 2013.

22 Responses to “Update From 27.”

  1. Your haircut is absolutely gorgeous! You look so happy! I need to start using Instagram so I don’t feel like such a lurker! πŸ˜€

  2. Loved reading this update! Even though I’m following right along on IG! πŸ˜‰
    Your hair looks great and you just seem so happy. Go, you! So deserved!

  3. Glad to hear an update, and so so happy that all is well!

  4. I’m enjoying keeping up with you through IG as well! Glad you’re happy and loving life, and happy belated birthday! πŸ™‚

  5. Happy Belated birthday:) your new hair style looks great:) I’m a bit clueless about new technology, need to start figuring out Instagram and twitter/… So great ti hear you are doing well

  6. Happiest of birthday Elena! You look great!! Glad to hear that things are going well.

  7. Happy birthday! Love the haircut! I was so happy to see a new post come up on my reader. I’m glad to hear that you’ve found so much joy in life!

  8. I am so, so, so, so glad you did this update! Believe it or not, I have recently been thinking how I’ve missed your blog and secretly hoped you’d do an update! Awesome! Glad to hear you’re so well.

  9. Thanks for the update! It is so nice hearing from you and seeing how well you’re doing! Drop us line from time to time, ok? And all the best!

  10. Glad to see this update! And even more glad to see that you’re doing so well. I would love to get together for coffee/drinks/a meal sometime soon!

  11. Great to hear an update from one of my favorite bloggers!

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