Hi, kittens. I don't really know how to start this post. I haven't been around very much for the past few weeks and I apologize for being ominous. I try not to make things too heavy here at The 60/40, but somethings are just tough to say.
I recently had to say goodbye to the love of my life and best friend, my husband. He's left for a deployment with his job in the military and for the next year or so I will wake up without him and go to sleep at night wishing he was here. Saying 'goodbye' to him for this long is the hardest thing I have ever done and everyday I worry about him.
Despite the general suckiness of this situation, I'm doing ok. It's a terribly tough thing to go through, but I'm the kind of gal who looks for the silver lining and I plan on taking this year to do everything I've wanted to do and more. I hope that you'll embrace getting to know me a little better; I felt it was important to share this with you because this is my place of solace. I won't be a debbie downer all the time, but you're going to get to know 'the real Roxanne' and there will be raw emotion, hard stuff, and totally off the wall fun stuff.
Big things are going to happen and I look forward to spending this year working hard towards goals I've had in my heart for a really long time. Being a bit of an introvert will help me get through this deployment by recharging and focusing on goals I have for my life. I'll still miss him every day and yes, I'm surrounding myself with friends and family, but I see this as a good time too focus and plainly put, get shit done.
I really hope that you'll enjoy the adventures to come with me; the good times and tough times. Waking up every morning, blogging, sharing with you little bits of my life and reading your comments means so very much to me. I'm bursting on the inside to share with you the things that have happened over the past few weeks and the amazing things to come. You should seriously see my 'to do' list, it's a mile long!
I've got plenty of fun posts this week, a hilarious gift from a dear friend, and lovely summer pictures. I want to encourage you all to still check out The 60/40 Pop-Up Summer Shop, there's plenty of pretty things left. If you're waiting on a package from me, it's in the mail!
Thanks for listening friends, I promise I'll have a post this evening that is super fun! xo always, Roxanne