Another chance

People change. Drift apart. I don’t know what happened, but I can’t deny that things are different. I feel so empty. And alone.

Everything seemed fine, then one day I woke up and realized I was just going through the motions.

No love. No joy.

I would like to think we can work things out. I am willing to try, but things are so one-sided. We “took a break” and are further apart than ever before.

But it is hard to walk away. I don’t want to lose you. We have been together for six years.

Six years.

Please know it is not you. It is me.

And it is also my kids. I know, I know. It is wrong to bring the children into this, but they have really come between us. I have less time now than when they were infants. I blame organized sports. And laundry.

It is extremely hard for me to admit, but there is also someone else. Instagram (aka Becky with the good hair) is just so easy. So fast. I’ve tried to quit, but I just keep going back for more. And I was recently introduced to Snapchat. She is playing hard to get, but I am thrilled by the lack of commitment. And the filters. I am stuck in the middle of a love triangle. I feel so dirty.

Can you celebrate an anniversary if you’re not sure you are even still together?

Of course you can. Especially if there are gifts. Like this Lulie Wallace notecard set and pair of Anthro earrings…

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Flowers and jewelry? No, I don’t think you are stupid. I know gifts don’t solve problems but they definitely don’t hurt. For a chance to win, leave a comment below. Just tell me everything is going to be okay. I love the way you lie.

A winner will be randomly selected next week. Who am I kidding? There are no winners in a situation like this.

I am not going to act like everything is okay. Or like I can fix this is one day. It will take time and effort. And I have very little of either. But I do miss you. And I want things to be like they were before.

Don’t give up on me…

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40 Comments

  1. I am going through the exact same thing…. Snapchat had me at hello! 🙂

  2. Everything will be ok Plus, don’t ever give up Snapchat or Instagram!

  3. Love your blog when you do stop in! Happy anniversary!

  4. Happy to hear from you! I started following you on insta too. 🙂

  5. I love your blog … but I also love your insta caption puns so that makes up for the abandonment issues 🙂

  6. Love the blog! You are hilarious! I will have to follow on Instagram for sure! Happy Anniversary!

  7. Wowie! Don’t stop blogging! I check it almost every day in hopes that you post!! Your insta grams a great but they just aren’t the same…

  8. Enjoyable! Keep it up.

  9. You’re flipping hilarious. And everything will be fine, promise.

  10. It’ll be fiiiine! Viva la IG- it’s just too damn easy not to use. And with chatbooks-type services, my kids will now actually have hard copies of some of their childhood photos.

  11. Love you, my friend! When you jump back in, post some more recipes. My people are getting sick of the chickrn thighs (although I am not). Need some more culinary inspiration. (-:

  12. Happy blog birthday!

  13. I always love a blog post from you, but my 12 year old has helped me figure out snapchat and that’s kinda fun! Happy Blogaversary!

  14. I won’t give up on you, Wowie! I do love your blog posts, but I completely understand when you can’t blog. Being a parent of kids in any kind of activity is not for the faint of heart. So blog when/if you can. Otherwise, I’ll see ya on IG and Snapchat.
    Sign me,
    Still love ya in Houston. Xoxo

  15. Love your blog! Hang in there! It will get easier!!

  16. Love your blog!

  17. Don’t give up… I’m still here! Love this blog.

  18. Wherever you are, your fans will be!! Love you on Instagram and will definitely be looking for you on Snapchat!

  19. Don’t stop. Believing. Hold onto that feeling.
    Obsessed with your blog 🙂

  20. I hear ya girlfriend. Needing someplace to keep my pics and updates on these babes is the only motivation I have to keep up the blog and I’m still not killing it. Instagram is just too easy. Hah! Stay strong, keep the faith, everybody wang Chung tonight… Yea I don’t know, whatever motivates you. Haha Keep at it- you’re tons of fun to follow!

  21. Happy Anniversary! I follow on IG too 🙂

  22. We will always have Instagram.

  23. Don’t give up! Just post when you feel inspired and we’ll be pleasantly surprised with a treat when a new post pops up 🙂

  24. Your humor is just the best. It is all going to be ok, but this you know so I posting for the earrings lol. Cheers!

  25. It will all be okay! I promise

  26. You’re hilarious. I wonder what your real name is. I kinda want to know but I kinda don’t….I DO want to be you if/when I ever grow up. Until then, happy blog birthday! Write a book, PLEASE? I will buy 100 copies and give it to everyone to spread laughter into this world!!!!! You rock. Love, your biggest fan

  27. You are the funniest.

  28. I just found you through Instagram and have had fun reading through your blog posts!

  29. I so get it! My blog has been neglected for years now! Instagram is definitely so much easier! It will all be okay. great giveaway!

  30. Hilarious! I love the way you lie, haha!

  31. You are so funny!! I enjoy reading this blog !!

  32. Everything’s gonna be alright! Just keep blogging! Just keep blogging!

  33. Happy Anniversary My poor blog has been abandoned too 🙁

  34. Don’t leave us! 🙂

  35. “Well, I won’t give up on us
    Even if the skies get rough
    I’m giving you all my love
    I’m still looking up

    And when you’re needing your space
    To do some navigating
    I’ll be here patiently waiting
    To see what you find

    ‘Cause even the stars they burn
    Some even fall to the earth
    We’ve got a lot to learn
    God knows we’re worth it
    No, I won’t give up”
    🙂

    it’s 3:45 in the morn- I am wide awake feeding the new babe and now I can’t stop singing Jason Mraz. As always, thanks for the entertainment. I sure would love to win some fancy new ear-bobs 🙂 (love those!) and notecards! I am with Katie- would love to know your real name- but
    you’ll always be “The Wowie”‘ to me! I would also read that book- and I don’t read books. Ain’t no mama got time fo that! 😉

  36. I feel ya, sista.

    I, too, have a blog, but I haven’t blogged in….oh…..I can’t remember how long. Probably 5 months or so. Shameful, I know.

    So – no guilt trip here.

    I’m always happy to see a post from you, though.

    No matter if it’s every 5 days or 5 months. So, keep at it.

    Happy 4th!

  37. You fought the good fight, Wowie! We still love you, perhaps even more now that there is such an easy keep up/catch up app by the name of Instagram. Following you there! Xoxo! laldendesigns

  38. Love your blog and Insta posts! Don’t give up!!!

  39. with the right jewelry and flowers any thing can be resolved

  40. Lordy, Emily Vance (great name btw)- don’t quote the Jason Mraz song.. it’s the sweetest but of course he ended up bailing out on the gal he wrote it for!!! 😉 😉

    I enjoy the blog SO much that I’m commenting long after my chance to win those sweet earrings! THAT’S how much I look forward to reading about your family’s shenanigans, your general musings, and your self-tan suggestions!

    Yours in white-legged solidarity,
    California Emily

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