Of all of the posts I have written, this is the most difficult post I have had to write. Not only am I saying a temporary goodbye (more like a “see you later”) to my B as she moves to San Francisco, but I am also saying goodbye to THIS + THAT.
This has been such an incredible journey. I never could have imagined that a little idea between best friends enjoying frozen margaritas would have turned into this. Do y’all remember Margaritas + Missoni? Gosh that name was amazing… stupid trademark laws.
While saying goodbye is not easy, it is something I have to do for my health. As you all know, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Disease and extreme hypoglycemia in March. Since then, life has been a roller coaster. When I was first diagnosed, I decided to go the functional medicine route (having to take a thyroid medication everyday for the rest of my life was not appealing to me). Already living a healthy lifestyle, I never realized how challenging this route would be. You know the saying that things have to get worse before they get better? Well, I have lived it. I have gone through dramatic diet and lifestyle changes where my symptoms have become magnified, making it extremely hard to remain positive.
Blogging has been a great distraction for me. I have had to be creative with content (since I can’t do the fun recipe & restaurant posts anymore), I have had so much fun working so closely with the amazing girls at Pure Barre Preston Hollow (I am officially a Pure Barre addict.. seriously I find myself “tucking” everywhere), and I have made a dream come true with my best friend. I cannot thank you all for your amazing love and support throughout our THIS + THAT journey -- y’all are amazing!
Even though I will no longer be a part of THIS + THAT, I will be following along with all of you! B will still be writing, posting, tweeting, and sharing her fabulous life (in SF!) and will continue to inspire all of us. I am so excited to see what the future has in store for B and T+T -- Spoiler Alert: The future is definitely big and bright! :)
Special Thank Yous…
To B for going on this fabulous journey with me. What started off as two neighbors/co-workers carpooling together quickly turned into an amazing friendship that has brought so much fun and happiness to my life. And life in Dallas just won’t be the same without you! I am so proud of you for following your dreams and can’t wait to see what you do with THIS + THAT. Mwah!
To W for being the most incredible boyfriend a girl could ask for. You have not only given your time to my blogging dreams by being my boyfriend-togopher but you are always my biggest cheerleader. In sickness and in health -- I love you so much!
To my amazing family and friends. From Florida to California, New York to DC, y’all have been the most loyal followers during our blog journey and an amazing support system during my health journey. Thank you all for your sweet notes, gifts, texts, and calls -- I appreciate and love every single one of you!
To YOU, our fabulous readers and followers. THIS + THAT would not be what it is without you! Thank you for opening up your lives to us. We have loved every minute!