May 13, 2014

I've Been Putting This Off


Whoa.. I know.. Am I still alive? Does this blog still exist? 
The answer is yes to both, but I've had a hard time writing this post for the past week and a half. 

I have opened up at least four different drafts in Blogger composing this, but nothing seems right enough to publish. But I'm just letting this one out. 

I felt like I owed you that. You.. whoever still follows and reads this blog after my abandonment. 
I promise I'm back. Slowly. 

You see, this year - and especially the last month - has been one of the hardest things I've put myself through. I joined a sorority, became an RA, took on positions in my sorority, am temporarily disaffiliating to become a recruitment counselor for Panhellenic, applied to internships, managed six classes, tried to figure out how I would make this summer work, tried to branch out and meet new people, and still tried to have a social life. 

On top of that, and especially in the last month, I was a college student with college kid problems - roommate issues. Sometimes people are great, and sometimes they aren't, and I'm not saying this was either one of those cases, but about a month ago I realized I wasn't happy anymore and I couldn't ignore it and put myself through any of it anymore. 

Sometimes, you need to be selfish. And about a month ago, I was. And it made a huge difference in my mood, my anxiety, my work. Quite frankly, the last month had a better impact on my entire year than the rest of the year did. 

Another reason I kind of dropped off the face of the earth was because I had some technical difficulties. 
I had spoken before about how I had some Mac trouble, and I managed to get it fixed for a lump sum but I'm a college student and blogger and you do what you have to do. 
This time, the same thing happened, except completely different, and it was a million times worse.
Somehow, one of my roommates managed to spill some water onto my laptop when I was out at a meeting, and my laptop - my $1,500 laptop - completely died. Every single part of my laptop was completely fried inside, and there was more than $800 worth of water damage - leaving me no other choice but to buy a brand new computer. 

But I didn't let this one go. 
Not this time. 

I investigated and filed a report to my school's security who then launched a formal investigation, and after a little more than a week of hell and stress and investigations and meetings and emails back and forth, someone confessed and all was right in the world again. 

I know this isn't an excuse. I mean, I had a functioning laptop. But dealing with roommate drama, plus this investigation, plus finals week and my never-ending anxiety wasn't exactly prime inspiration to write. 

So I'm sorry. I promise I'm back. 
It may take some time, but I have a lot of exciting things in store, and even more exciting news to share.

So, The Caro Diaries is coming back in full swing this summer - so wait for it, because as Barney Stinson would say, it's gonna be legen.... (wait for it, and I hope you're not lactose intolerant because the second half of this word is...) dairy. legendary. 

Hope you didn't miss me while I was gone. 
And if anyone here still actually follows me, hi and thank you. I promise I'll make it up to you. 
Or I'll try. 

Same thing. 

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  1. Glad you're back girlie! And roommate drama is the worst!!!

  2. Oh wow thats awful. I dont think I could have ever done the roommate thing its hard enough to live with my bf and kids..a complete stranger and Id lose it LOL

  3. Thinking of you girl, glad you will be back, and super happy you are taking time for yourself too! We will all be here when you get back ;)

  4. Wow girlie, that sucks. I hope things start to get better from here on out. No need to apologize! Your blog is your blog and whoever gets bent out of shape for you not posting, they just need to get over it and dig into your archives LOL.


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