Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Blogging Is Like A Time Machine

I'm currently sitting at my desk, chowing down on leftover skinny chicken pot pie I made bear and I for dinner last night, compliments of the brilliant Kelly from Eat Yourself Skinny. If you want to impress your man's tastebuds, go ahead and make this delightfully non-fatty meal for dinner tonight. Thank me later, I know you will be. Hashtag omnom. Hashtag someone's getting lucky tonight. Hashtag heyyoo.

Yesterday after work I went straight to bear's to help him finish moving out of his apartment. We ended up moving until about 10 at night which, if you've ever moved in your life (who hasn't), you know is just relentless and horrible. Speaking of moving, I just renewed my lease at the Princess Palace for another year. Can we talk about how absolutely insane it is that I've already been there almost a year? I feel like I was just getting the keys and signing my life away to a lease I was 110% unsure how I was going to afford. Somehow I've made it work for an entire year so, that's pretty neat-o. Two for you, Whit Coco. You budget diva, you.

It's actually kind of crazy, now that I'm sitting down thinking about it. A year ago I was in pretty rough shape. I was staying at my parent's house more than I was at my own townhouse because I was growing to hate the person I was living with so much. (That person was the douche canoe featured in this post, if you need to be caught up to date.) My heart was in a constant state of denial, trying to make something work that just kept getting worse. I was broken and constantly hurting.

Never in my life could I have predicted that just one year after I wrote this insanely vague post, which followed one of the worst weekends I've ever experienced, I'd be happier and more over the moon than I've ever experienced in my life. With my best friend, to boot. Well played, life. Well freakin played. I don't hatecha.

I asked bear if he thought a year ago, when he was moving into the apartment we just moved him out of, that I would be the one next to him, loading his lamps into the back of my little SUV. He told me he figured he'd still be single and never expected to be in a relationship at this point in his life. Especially with me, of all people, but he's so glad he was wrong in that prediction.

It's still sinking in that this is real life and no amount of pinches are going to wake me up from it.

On a complete, and last, side note. Blogging is, if nothing else, so insanely awesome because I just got to sit here and relive exactly where I was in my life a year ago and realize just how amazing things are right now, in this moment. I feel really lucky.

I also don't know how this post about chicken pot pie ended up turning into a sapfest but whatever, I was just rolling with it. The me from a year ago would have just barfed all over this post.


  1. October 1, 2013 at 12:54 PM

    You're adorable and I am SO happy for you. I can just feel your happiness radiating and I LOVE IT. And give me that food now...

  2. October 1, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    I'm so happy that you're happy! Good things come to good people and you're obviously proof of that :)

  3. October 1, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    I mean, if chicken soup is good for the soul, it isn't too surprising chicken pot pie is good for the blog... or heart!

  4. October 1, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    Adorable. So happy for you :)

  5. October 1, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    love this post whit. I love how your voice exudes through your writing, I can really tell how truly happy you are.

  6. October 1, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    This makes me happy. We're both so much better off than a year ago. GO WHITNEY'S!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. October 1, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    This makes my heart smile :)

  8. October 1, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    I need some of that chicken pot pie, oh and I'll take some of your sappy happiness for desert!

  9. October 1, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    Aw so happy for you! It's funny where life takes us :-)

  10. October 1, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    Comfort food makes everyone feel all mushy :)

  11. October 1, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    That's exactly why I got into blogging, so that I could experience things, relive them, and share memories with people. I'm super pumped that life is good.

  12. October 1, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    Don't you think I didn't notice your use of Douche Canoe ;) I'm so proud! haha

  13. October 1, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    Did jew know that this also means that it's kind of our one year anniversary of friendship? Because when you had a poo platter weekend I think I forced you to give me your number so I could cheer you up.. then there were group gchats, group text messages, and everything else and the rest is history. If I didn't hate that piece of poo so much I'd thank him for bringing you into my life.. although I'd still rather junk punch him.

  14. October 1, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    This post has opened my eyes. I just realized I rarely blog about my life. I blog about things that annoy me, and people that annoy me... but I don't blog about my life. I wouldn't be able to look back a year from now and read my blog and get a sense of what was going on in my life. I get anxious putting everything out there, but after reading this, I kinda want to!

  15. October 1, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    I think this is one of the main reasons why i started a blog...i wanted to be able to look back at all the random things i said and did...oh and that pot pie looks tasty!!

  16. October 1, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    Isn't it amazing how much can change in a year!? I often forget about the little details in my life, so I'm so glad I can now look back on this blog. That's the reason I started it :) And now I want a chicken pot pie. I think I have one of those .88 cent ones in my freezer...

  17. October 1, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    Aww. Glad you're happy. :)

  18. October 1, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    I think one of the coolest things about blogging is being able to look back at the past and see where you were then, and where you are now. I look back at my long distance relationship break up post, and where I am now: engaged, planning a wedding, and it's like night and day. SO fun!

  19. October 1, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    I'm obsessed with this post. Partly because I had a reason to go back and read posts from before I knew you (that feels weird to say that I didn't know you last October but hey). But I just really love all the sappy shit, you know because I'm right there with ya.

  20. October 1, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    being able to look back on our old posts is so awesome. it is indeed like a little time machine! i, too, am coming up on the one year anniversary of 'when life went to shit' and it's amazing how far i've come in the months since. cheers to only looking forward! :) *

  21. allthatglitters810October 1, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    First of all, I love a good homemade chicken pot pie. I have a weird obsession and I make them all the time. Second, life works in unexpected ways:) I am happy for you!

  22. October 1, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    I love how you are able to be actually funny when you write. Not everyone can do that! Anyway, this sounds like good news :) I didn't "know" you a year ago but enjoy your posts now! -- Ericka @ The Sweet Life (sweetlifeericka.com)

  23. October 1, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    Moving freaking sucks!! (New follower here!) My husband and I just moved a 26 foot UHaul full, pulling a trailer (because my husband is hoarder). We arrived in Jacksonville and our house isn't ready so we had to unload everything into a storage unit, in the pouring rain, because Florida sucks! And now we get to pack up and unload again in a month. But I was smart and packed my wine glasses and a few bottles of wine in my "shit to keep with me" bag. Hashtag essentials

  24. October 1, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    So adorable!!!!! Glad you are so happy!

  25. October 1, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    Adorable Whit! It's always nice to look back and see that you've come along way and are happier than ever!

  26. October 1, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Douche canoe? Can I use that one? I love your writing style and I think its great that you are so happy now! I love following along :)

  27. October 1, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    OMG are you and bear moving in together?! yaayyy! Also, making that pot pie ASAP.

    1. October 1, 2013 at 8:41 PM

      I was wondering that, too... If he's just moving, orrrr... ;)

  • October 1, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    I agree, this post was not really about chicken pot pie but I did bookmark the recipe for later! It was pretty scatterbrain but that is what I love about your posts and in the head I was left just nodding in agreement at my computer!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  • October 1, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    ugh oh man, i have/get to move this weekend with the boy. so much work

  • October 1, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    I'm happy youre happy! xo


  • October 1, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    You sure are getting gushy hoooooooo

  • October 1, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    My sister-in-law recently said to me, "If I had known that things were going to turn out this way, I would never have spent so much time worrying!" Sounds like you're in the same boat. Maybe everyone gets their "happily ever after" if they wait long enough!

  • October 1, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    My heart is so happy for you, Whitney! :)

  • October 1, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    This is so sweet! I'm so glad you're so happy...it's so much better than being bitter about things! Good for you!!!

  • October 1, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    I really love this post! It is so amazing to see how far you have come in a year! Congrats on all the great things happening in your life and cheers to another year full of surprises and happy endings :)

  • October 1, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    Okay, I just read your Exception post after reading this one....WHITNEY!!!! I am so beyond happy for you! It's crazy to have known you for almost a year now and to have watched you grow, learn and FINALLY have what you deserve and have dreamed of for over 10 years....TRUE LOVE!! I am having some wine for you right now!! My heart is happy!

  • October 1, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    My single heart is starting to dry heave but my T. Swifty heart is throwing a hand over my mouth and keeping me from vomiting. Glad you are all happy now Whitty.

  • October 2, 2013 at 2:45 AM

    Hey Whit - ahh thank you so so much for this lovely chicken pie recipe! I have my man-friend staying over this weekend as the rentals are away on vacay..! Time to whip out the oven mittens! :)

    I also absolutely love going back in time and seeing what was going on a year ago in my blog from today. It's crazy how things change and you smile back fondly at the old words you once wrote <3


  • October 2, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    I love tangent posts! I'm all, let's talk about food amd somehow it morphs into a life lesson I had to learn. Not about food. The only lessons I have learned there is that fat free cheese is the devil.

  • October 2, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    you really do like it deep.

  • October 2, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    That is the #1 reason I even blog to begin with... being able to look back on different parts of my life is wonderful.


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