Where has H.B. Louise been?
This is me, H.B. Louise—
HELLO AND LONG TIME NO SEE!
Wow, I can’t believe how long it has been since I’ve given you all an update on all things life and H.B. Louise related. First, I sincerely apologize for being inactive, but a lot has been happening since we last talked. I’ll give you a rundown:
I graduated in May with Cum Laude from Butler University! I can definitely say I made the best of friends, memories, and life choices during my time at Butler. I miss seeing all my friends everyday, walking around campus and seeing the campus scenery change with the seasons, but will never miss the schoolwork (haha).
My family took a trip to a new spot in Florida in May. This was such a nice reset and start to my new chapter in "adult life". We enjoyed the sunshine, beautiful house, ghost tours, food and drinks, and quality time.
I moved into my first apartment (all by myself). This has definitely taken a lot of adjusting since I’ve had roommates for the past four years. However, I am loving it and have really made it my home away from home. I’ll do a post all about my apartment soon to give you a glimpse into one of my hidden passions, decorating.
I started my full time job in May and it has kept me super busy. I am about to reach my six month anniversary at my company too. Staying in Indianapolis was a great decision post-grad. I’m enjoying being near friends and also close to home if I want a weekend to see my family.
My family has been here, there, and everywhere it seems! Traveling to visit my grandma in northern Indiana, visits to my hometown to do wedding planning for my older sister, my younger sister started her sophomore year at Butler in August, and so much more.
My older sister got married a month ago!! This was so fun but also time consuming for the past few months to plan and travel back home for appointments and such. However, I would not trade the experience for anything. I’m so happy for her and her husband!
Everyday brings new challenges and opportunities, and I am enjoying navigating it all. Now, for those of you that are wondering the big question… "Will there be another book?"
The answer is I don’t know.
I think I prefer the question, “Are you writing again?” Although this is still a very hard question to answer, I can answer it honestly by saying: "Somewhat." These blogs are a way for me to write again. A way for me to test my creativity and to get my mind in the right headspace for “writing another book”. However, many people don’t know just how daunting writing a book is. Especially ANOTHER book.
I think I’m nervous with how long this next one will take especially since I’ve hit a new time in my life. Do I have ideas? Yes, I do. So maybe my problem is that I haven’t set enough time aside to do something that truly makes me feel like my best self. Something that makes me feel alive and creative. You must be reading this and thinking, “Just write then.” My answer remains, “It’s not that simple. I have too many ideas. Which direction do I go? Do I start something new, or continue the story, but with a different focus in mind?” I hope to find an answer soon, but in the meantime, I'll continue dreaming and plotting in my head.
With all my love and thanks, H.B. Louise