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Sometimes we need to hit our personal reset button.


We let go of our schedules, close our eyes, and breathe in the moment.


We slide back into friendships forged long ago, supportive and loving.


We don’t think about taking photos of food, or posting on Twitter.

Bridesmaid flowers

When we return it’s as though nothing, and everything, has changed.

I recently applied for a job I would have adored. Right before vacation I found out I didn’t get it, and it was in the back of my mind the next two weeks. As I stoked our campfire in Missouri, I pondered what my next move would be. I pondered it the entire drive back home to Austin. And I’m still pondering it. My “More than Words” post contained a hint of the unsettled feeling I’ve had about blogging these past few months. I’m on this precipice, edging my toe out over the unknown expanse, but afraid to step fully ahead.

I’m not sure what will happen in the next few months, but I hope you’ll stick around and be ready to greet me when I fly or fall.


  1. You are gonna FLY! You may stumble and your wings may ice up, but you will, most certainly, FLY!

  2. What a wonderful post. I love your flowers pic. I’m interested in the backstory on your dress. And the picture with R & B? The ist daughter has one of A & J just like it. It is one of my favorites.

    I’m glad you got to get away. I look forward to seeing you fly.

  3. I’m sorry the opportunity did not work out for you…you know I thought you would have been a perfect fit. But I love this post and it’s clear to me that you are meant to fly. Even if you are not able to find a car with strawberry jam emissions. 🙂

  4. Aw Megan, I am sorry you did not get that job but I truly believe things happen for a reason. I will be here reading when you post and on the other end of email when you need to chat. And I am sure you will fly. XOX

  5. Hi there. I was just checking in to see what yummy things you had cooking and read this post. Don’t worry about a door closing because other doors will be opened! Today I was going to try your baked donut recipe. : )

  6. I hate setbacks like that. It also bugs me when later, it kind of works out anyway. I dislike the unsettled feeling of the now.
    I’ve been taking a lot of breaks from the internet myself. It’s a bit hard to jump back in sometimes! I hope you’ll figure out what you want out of the next part of your life.

  7. Oh friend, so sorry about you not getting the job and feeling unsettled. Because I have been feeling the exact same way for awhile now, I can tell you that I understand. Not being 100% sure of the direction you want to take in life can be unnerving, but just keep faith that everything will work itself out! (I need to keep this in mind too!) If you are embarking on new journeys, of course we will be here to support whatever direction you take! <3

  8. It seems like everyone I know has been either in a quarter life funk or a job hunt funk this year. That means soon everyone I know will be clear through to the other side, basking in the glow of whatever is waiting there. You can do this, and I’ll be there cheering for you all the way!

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