November 25, 2011

Pause

It's deplorable of me to have neglected my blogging for so long! 
I'm afraid that at one point during the duration of my treatment I found that I was thinking of my blog as something I "had to do", so I decided perhaps I should take a step back for a while and really focus on  the matters at hand. It seems to have worked, so perhaps you'll forgive me and not have completely lost interest in the goings-on and ramblings that I like to put up here.
The greatest piece of news is that I am back home, safe and sound.
The sad bit is that I'm truly missing New York, as well as my new-found friends there. 
I don't really have the time or thought energy to really go into details or expound on all of my experiences (I'm currently running a low fever and battling a nasty cold), but I promise to in the near future. 
For now, perhaps your curiosity will be satisfied with a few of the pictures I took over the past few months: New York is so lovely in the Fall!
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You've all probably heard lots about Central Park before, but it far exceeds any description words can give it. It's probably one of my favorite spots in all of Manhattan.
Some other place I went include St. John's Cathedral...
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...The Empire State Building...
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...Washington Square...
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...and a few different Macaron shops. I was lucky enough to be able to go to the only Laduree in the entire US, and let me tell you: their macarons are absolutely to die for. The shop is just as adorable as their website (if not cuter). These are a couple of macarons I had with my sister Michelle at La Maison du Macaron. Pink champagne and walnut pear. Delicious!
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It's been a fantastic and unforgettable two-and-a-half months, and I feel so blessed and thankful (especially in light of this season and the holidays both yesterday and yet to come) to have been able to make the journeys I have in the past couple of months, as well as the past year. 
Even with the disorder, I have so much to be thankful for, and have learned so much because of everything. God is good. 
There is no denying that I love New York, and -I won't lie- already miss it terribly. I would go back their in a heartbeat if I could.
On another note, I currently have a horrible, no-good cold which, in turn, has given me a headache and a red nose. I'm really hoping I feel better by tomorrow for church. I'm already nervous about all the things people are going to say to and about me (the last thing a person with an eating disorder wants to hear after leaving treatment and trying to make it on her own are people saying how different, better, or "good" she looks. It's quite the opposite of encouraging and helpful, even if well meant).
All the same, it's something I'm going to have to deal with and get used to. Better now than later, most certainly!
I hope everyone's Thanksgiving was splendiferous, and I promise to write again soon with more details.
Cheerio!
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7 comments:

Rachel said...

goodness gracious, lady, you're home! look for a letter before the end of the month! <3

Emily Rose said...

so glad you're home! But bummer you got stuck with that cold.:( hope you get well soon!

Emily Rose

PS. Your photos are glorious!

Sarah K. said...

Welcome home, Grace! I'm sorry that you have a cold; I'll pray that you are well by Sunday. I hope to see you then!

Hugs,

Sarah

Grace said...

YAY! Comments! I've missed all of the the little thrills that come with blogging as well as the blogging itself!
Wee! I can't wait to begin our pen-palmanship again, Rachel! But I need to email you my new home address: my family moved while I was away!
Thank you, Emily! I'm going to email *you* my address as well, because it's been fun writing you too!
I can't wait to see you either, Sarah!

Mary said...

I'm oh-so-happy your home, dearest! You look absolutely radiant! I hope you get over your cold, though. I have one to at the moment.=/ No fun. Anyways, I love the pictures! And macaroons...yummy!!
Love ya!

Funmilayo I. said...

Sounds like you had a great trip! I want to go back and visit New York even more, now.

Madison said...

Oh Grace, how I love your blog. It is definitely one of my favorites. :) I have been too busy to write my blog or read others, but I decided to try to get back into the groove of writing, and of visiting, and you were the first one for me to revisit. I'm always delighted by your wonderful writing style and pictures. You are truly a classy young lady. Glad that you're home. I've been praying for you, despite my lack of blog-reading. :)