So yeah, it’s been awhile. Where have I been? What have I been up to? Do you even remember me anymore? When you get this email in your inbox, will you be all “Who the heck is Always Add More Butter again?” Maybe it’ll go right in the junk folder even and honestly, I wouldn’t blame your spam filter one bit. I’ve been out of the game for months but it truly feels like longer. This whole year actually feels eons longer than a year. If I take myself back to this time in 2012, things were just so different that it’s pretty hard to believe I’m the same person. Well, I am the same person but I’ve definitely gone through some changes. I’ve been thinking about writing again for months but it’s been extremely hard to get myself to the place where I feel like I can do that again. I’m not quite there yet really, but you’ve gotta start somewhere right? So this post is going to serve as my love letter to everyone this summer who helped me remember who I really am and helped me get to the place I am now. I am eternally grateful for the people and the place I had to turn to when I was most in need. I love you so much I could literally bust with it and now that I’ve left the nest, I think about you every day and am filled with both longing and well-being because of what you’ve given me.
Washington Island Ferry Line – For taking me to and fro and keeping me safe
Joy the Baker – For giving me something to do with butter and sugar and being 100% dependable whenever I needed you
Sunset Resort – For delicious and nostalgic breakfasts several times a week every week
Skers – For giving me a home and a porch and so much love and support that I could never even calculate it
My favorite boy – For growing up and still being my favorite boy who ever lived
Pogs – For loving me no matter what and being a fierce protector of my sanity
Karly’s Bar & Cellar Restaurant – For taking me in with no questions asked and giving me something to do every day
HY – For all the fun I had no idea I was going to have
Derek – For leaving me that hilarious picture on my desktop and for owning the makeshift dance floor with me all summer
Nature – For continually reminding me that no matter how much I rag on you and say that I’m not an outdoorsy person, you are beautiful and worth appreciating
Miss Hansen – For True Blood Snuggle Time and for reminding me of things I know to be true over and over again
Karly’s (again) – For reminding me of what I can and can’t do and how I want to spend my time going forward
Schoolhouse Beach – For soothing me when I needed soothing and tanning me when I desperately needed tanning
Family dinner – For reminding me that I do like to cook (and eat)
My beautiful cousins – For showing so much love and understanding and for being so weird and awesome.
(Photo cred to TMLJ on this one)
The Yellow House & it’s occupants – For being a sanctuary and a comfort to me always
Uncle Tim & Aunt Lois – For being yourselves, there’s no other way to say it and I love you for it
This Bundt pan – For helping me to start baking & feeling like myself again.
There are so many other people that I need to thank that I don’t have photographic representations for so this will have to suffice – you know who you are and I love you for everything you’ve done for me throughout the years. Every show of support, every text, every call, every email, every visit – I appreciate it all so much. Thank you x infinity.