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  • Writer's pictureBrittany Hembrough

Starting Over

Updated: Dec 13, 2020

Hi friends! It’s been a while, almost 6 months to be exact. When I started my blog in January I, like everyone else, had no idea what was going to unfold in the months to come. I had several different topics I wanted to talk about, but then COVID happened and it didn’t seem like it was right for me to talk about those things. I figured that no one wanted to talk about traveling, restaurant recommendations, ideas for bachelorette parties, etc. when we were locked away at home. I simply didn’t know what to talk about during this very strange time, so I took a break thinking I would start blogging again over the summer. Then summer came and while life went back to normal for many people, my life turned upside down. I again didn’t know what to write about because I found myself feeling like I was unable to even breathe at times, so I continued with my break. I’m ready to start blogging again, so before I get started I feel like I need to share a few updates.

First of all, I’m sure some of you have noticed that my blog has a new name and that my name on all of my social media platforms has changed back to Hembrough. I won't go into any details, but feel it needs to be addressed now that everything is officially said and done. Jared and I are divorced. That is all I will share on a public platform. I know there will be people that will talk and speculate, but any information is our’s to keep between us and with the people in our lives that we have chosen to tell.

Secondly, due to COVID I have had to take what I am calling a “leave of absence” from occupational therapy. I miss my job, I miss my kiddos, I miss it all. However, COVID heavily impacted my OT position and I made a tough decision to walk away in order to have something more stable until things go back to a more normal state. Luckily for me, I found an absolutely AMAZING family who needed someone who loves children to be their nanny until their life goes back to a more normal state as well. I get to spend my time with three of the sweetest little kiddos, so while I’m not technically doing OT I still get to carry out my passion of working with children. It’s just a little different than what I’m used to, but like anyone else right now I’m learning to adjust and just go with it for the time being. I absolutely plan to return to OT when the time is right and when I am able to, but for now I’m embracing this new normal.

While I very much feel like I have started over, I’m trusting the magic that can come from new beginnings and am thankful for a fresh start. I don’t share any of this for pity or for anyone to feel sorry for me, I actually hope that doesn’t happen at all. I’m simply sharing it because I felt like something needed to be said rather than awkwardly never addressing something that would eventually become obvious to most people. Like I said in my very first blog post, I promise to always be honest. I promise that on here and in real life. I may not be a lot of things, but being honest and being trustworthy is always something you can count on from me. Sharing these changes in my life are a part of that. Now that I’ve shared what I felt needed to be said, you can expect more frequent posts of whatever I happen to come up with. We’ll see what that happens to be! Thank you again for hanging out with me here!

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