I know this post is a little late.

Wait. I know this post is a lot late. 2017, I have good reason, let me tell you.

You may not have noticed that I disappeared. You may have. That makes me very happy, and very sorry at the same time. 2017 is going to be a big year for Matthew and I- If you’re new, Matthew is my Mr, Fiance, ManChild- he answers to all of the above, otherwise this is not news to you. You’ve heard it before.

In January 2016 we started preparing to leave our little burrow. The house we met in, the house we had good times in, the house we came to despise due to the lack of maintenance on the rental agency side of things. It was the house we have lived in for our whole relationship. Pretty much all 5 years of it. It was bittersweet.

Yesterday was our last day with this house. It was the first day of the rest of our lives, Matthew said. Until we pulled up at my parents house. Our temporary abode. Then I knew the first day of the rest of our lives would come again. Maybe a couple times.

Now that all the packing, stacking and cleaning was done and everything was safely locked in our storage unit I now feel like I am ready to focus on blogging again.


The thing I love so much. If I had been more organised I could have done it, shifted and continued to blog. But packing things away and the upheaval of our lives made if tricky. And to be honest I think I needed that break.

I told you guys earlier that 2017 was going to be an exciting year on AmberMarie. It will be, I can guarantee. Those things are still coming. My time away gave me a perspective. For moments I was able to reflect about AmberMarie’s direction. What I wanted out of the blog and what I wanted to do to achieve goals I have. Some things are personal developments that I’d like to achieve and share- others are challenges I’ve set myself for the blog.

To give you a good idea of whats happening in my life this year we know one thing is certain:

AmberMarie is going abroad.

You have heard it before.

Our trip to Europe is going to be one of those times that blogging will become tricky and stressful. It will also be special and give AmberMarie the element that I am missing in my blog. I can’t wait for some excitement. I also can’t wait to share more.

Some of the things are less certain. I may start wedding planning this year, I may not. We may look at purchasing a house, we may not. These things are floating around but definitely not decisions we are going to make yet. We will make those decisions after we come home from our trip. But they are still exciting things in our lives that I want to record on the blog. Its no secret that I don’t want to slow down with blogging. This year I plan to be more organised, taking things even more seriously than last year. So bring on the beginning of 2017.

2017 has finally started for us.



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