About Me

I’m Back

This blog feels like home. It’s been around a long time, even though I’ve neglected it for most of the past three years. Instead of writing here, I started two blogs with more specific subject matter – gluten free cooking and living in Buffalo, NY. [Edited to add: Those two websites are no longer active. I imported many of those posts to this blog so there is no longer a three-year gap in the archives.]

I started new blogs because, at the time, this space felt so full of personal subject matter that turning a corner and writing about something more specific – like food, for instance – seemed entirely out of character. Since turning my back on this space, I’ve realized there are subjects that don’t easily lend themselves to a food blog…or the places I visit in Buffalo. Sometimes I want to write about books I’ve read or capture a random day in my life with photos.

I started this blog shortly after I turned 22 in 2002. Twelve years later, I’m now 34. There’s a lot of history on these pages.

Over the years, I wrote about ugly things like unhealthy relationships and eating disorders. I wrote about wonderful things that happened, like meeting my now-husband. There were many posts I put quite a lot of time and thought into, like the weekly column I wrote for BlogHer for three years (2007-2010).

This space captured my life events for at least ten years. From 2002-2012, I wrote about driving solo cross-country; living in Amsterdam for five months on a college semester abroad; graduating from college; living in southern California; and moving to Washington, DC. I had multiple jobs, apartments, dates, and friends. Some of those things lasted longer than others.

My life is different now. I live in an entirely new part of the country. Paul and I got married. If all goes as planned, we’ll be buying our first home later this month. I still don’t have kids, but the topic is under consideration.

For some reason, a few days ago I got an urge to write here again. Here I am.

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  • Reply Denise October 16, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Welcome back! 🙂

    • Reply Zandria October 16, 2014 at 5:35 pm

      You still follow me after all this time! I think other people had more faith in my return than I did (or you’re just lazy and don’t clean out your feed reader. 🙂

  • Reply Sassymonkey October 16, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    And we are happy you are back. 🙂

    • Reply Zandria October 16, 2014 at 5:33 pm

      I was wondering if anyone still had this blog in their feed reader! What a hoot, seeing me pop up again here after so much time has passed. 🙂

  • Reply Paulina October 17, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Welcome back! Excited to see you posting again. 🙂

  • Reply Janet October 28, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    For some reason this didn’t pop up in my Feedly but I clicked over after I read your blog comment. And YAY! I mean, I know I can read your other blogs or chat on twitter/fb but I feel like this is a happy blast from my past that’s come back! 🙂

  • Reply Lara November 5, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Welcome back! 🙂

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