No idea why I chose Frank Sinatra lyrics to name my last post on this here site, but here we are, ending as weirdly as we began. For the last few years, I’d been trying to fit a square peg into a round hole here on ye olde blog. I loved having this space of my own to write, and I cherish how this is a scrapbook of most of my life from 2009-2019. I often will google something like “banana phone picture site:preppyrunner.com” to find a picture that I know I posted here but have no idea where else it would be.
This site has given me so much: friendships in IRL and friendships that will only ever live in comments and DMs but are still just as valid as friendships. This led to so many professional opportunities and changed the trajectory of my career from a reporter at a legal magazine to working in social media for magazines and fitness companies. It even played a part in my decision to become a therapist—actually because of those connections I made. I was so lucky to have so many people pour their hearts out to me after I bared mine, and I realized how much I wanted to support people one-on-one.
I provided some resources to you all, but I am so so grateful for the resources you all shared with me over the years, too, particularly when I was struggling with physical health, mental health or grief.
This just isn’t the right home for me any more…but don’t worry! I started a newsletter that, honestly, will probably be a lot like this blog—a little smorgasbord of everything. You can sign up below.
Thank you so much for all of your support over the years, it means the world ❤️
*I do hope to one day make some time to add some of my best posts to this page.
**If anyone could tell me a good way to download all of the images, that would be excellent.