Well my friends as you can see the page has gone through some transformations. I’m not completely in love with the format, but I am in love with it being free! So let me get you caught up.

First, I moved to Richmond to be with Sean. That is a huge life change and something I’m still working through. I am so happy to be with him and even more happy not to have the same job / company as him. I feel like I have a completely new identity and it is pretty fantastic. I love our new apartment, it is in the American Tobacco building which is a converted cigarette factory. Huge windows and very high ceilings with tons of light make me a happy girl. I miss New England though. My family and friends, the culture, the people and the food. I’m getting use to it down here but I don’t think this will ever be “home”.

Second, I am planning the wedding. We set the date for 6/3/17 and I have a lot done already even though it is more than a year out. I’m thinking simple for everything which so far has worked out well, but we shall see as the time comes. I started our wedding website which is https://www.theknot.com/us/ashley-nickerson-and-sean-matthews-jun-2017 and have been updating that sporadically. So all wedding information will be over there!

Third, in February I started working with a health coach to get my eating back on track and change my lifestyle around a little bit. I was sick of “dieting” and wanted to change my lifestyle so I didn’t have to count points, calories, steps, days worked out etc anymore. So far it has really been fantastic. I am making tiny little changes in my way of life that week by week don’t amount to much but overall I feel more healthy and I am lot happier. I am not where I want to be just yet with my body, eating habits and lifestyle but I am a lot closer than I was. As my coach keeps reminding me, it is small changes that will lead to big things over time.

As for what you can expect to find here… well I’m not sure yet. I promise you it won’t be professional photos of food, or even my food posed. I am much happier eating my food than taking pictures of it! It might be restaurant highlights, it might be book reviews if one jumps out at me that I think the world should read, it might be a new workout routine I am doing or it might just be a page of rambling like here. It will not be every day, this isn’t my job and it honestly became a burden so I am not going to let it get to that stage again. I also couldn’t give it up so there is apparently something left I have to say.

So welcome back friends! Let’s see where this next year takes us.