A lot has happened while I’ve been off following the goose these past 3 years. So let’s have a little catch-up. Unfortunately, it starts with a pet loss.
Opie, my faithful companion, left this plane on March 18, 2019. He was 16—and he’d been mine since he was 5 weeks old.
Our solemn pact was that I’d always do the best thing for him, regardless of how much it hurt me. I kept my promise—and we said our goodbyes as I held his paws while he held my hand.
I found this vintage urn for him in a secondhand shop on a sunny spring morning he would’ve loved—Opie was always in rare form in the spring! It’s got our vibe, and orange flowers for my orange boy.
I also had a glass artist make some of his ashes into stained glass. I was (and still am) struggling with the grief of this pet loss. The end is rarely kind, and there are things I wish I’d done differently. But I can’t have a do-over, so I try to find peace in knowing that I did my best at the time—and I try to forgive myself for not being okay back then.
I won’t recap everything that’s happened since I stopped writing in 2018. Instead, let’s return to the spirit of Sage & Simple’s early days—recipes, peeks into my home, secondhand finds, random thoughts, and general day-to-day goings on. I’ve tidied things up by removing posts that were relevant at the time but are irrelevant to my current life.
I’m still a freelance copywriter and editor, so I work when my clients need me. Sometimes that’s no hours a week and sometimes it’s 55+ hours. Sometimes it feels like I’ll never work again—and sometimes I go a week without washing my hair or leaving my apartment.
I’ll post when I can (target = once a week). If there’s anything you’d like me to write about, tell me in the comments and I’ll do my best.
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