Friday, November 21, 2014

After a break...

I have been away from my blog for months, about 7 months actually! It's a long time, I know that if you were a regular reader you may have wondered when I was going to come back and why I had left my blog alone for so long.

I don't really have a good answer and maybe that's why it's taken me so long to write this post and write my come back. I went off in April on a long holiday and that was all the break that I was going to take from the blog, it can be exhausting to keep a blog going when you are working full time so I figured a break of a few weeks might do me some good, help me recharge.

But just before leaving on holiday, I found out that I was pregnant! We had only been trying for a couple of weeks, so it came as quite a shock (a pleasant surprise) and I felt like I needed more time to spend with the baby, just enjoying my last few months of not being a parent. I didn't feel like wearing makeup, or even thinking about beauty. Getting pregnant and expecting a baby puts life in perspective like nothing else, and I felt like there were more important things I wanted to focus on.

Then as if this wasn't enough change to be getting on with, my husband was offered a really good job offer but it meant that we would be moving away from Chicago to Portland, Oregon. It also meant that I would have to give up my job and we would be down to one salary for a while till I found something. I need a visa to work in the States and add my growing belly to the mix and I figured it would be a while before a job came along.

So I took a very extended hiatus from Twitter, Instagram and other blogs. I am sorry if I have missed some important events in your life in the past few months, I have been selfish but I hope you understand.

We have moved to Portland, been here for about a month and settling in OK. I was stressed about finding a good OB/GYN who would take me half way through my pregnancy but I have been blessed to find a good doctor and a good hospital. I have also been incredibly lucky to find a job before I moved here!! I actually interviewed when we came to Portland on our house hunting trip and they offered me the role the next day! With the visa process underway, I hope to be able to start soon. My new employers were lovely when it came to my pregnancy and have offered me 3 months unpaid leave so that I will have time with the baby.

Things are finally settled and my pregnancy has been a delight so far. I feel more like blogging now and maybe will have posts about baby gear and research that I have been doing for the last few months too.

This is getting to be a really long post, I just wanted to explain everything in detail as much as possible. I hope you are not mad at me leaving so abruptly and hopefully will follow my blog as you did before. Tell me about what's going on in your life and I hope we can chat soon.

- Shruti


  1. first of all.. CONGRATULATIONS on all that has happened! it sounds so crazy and hectic (and stressful!) but all for the better i'm sure. happy to hear you're settling in well, job, baby and all :) best of luck with everything and welcome back!

    rachel x

  2. Aww Rach, you are such a sweetheart! Thank you! :)