Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Not Dead.

So you know in BBC's Sherlock (spoiler alert if you haven't seen the show yet), Sherlock fakes his own death and completely disappears for two years. Not even his best friend, John, knows that he's not actually dead. Then, with absolutely no warning, Sherlock Holmes shows up again.

I figure Sherlock was expecting John to cry tears of utter happiness or something when he finally made his dramatic return after two years. I don't think he was expecting a death glare and a punch in the face.

John was MAAAAD.


Guys, I totally pulled a Sherlock on you. I just - disappeared. Without warning. Even though I deserve it, please don't pull a John and brutally attack me.

Surprise!!! Not. Dead.

I thought I was going to be able to blog in college. I really did. I just couldn't.

Writing a blog post takes a lot of time for me. I can't force myself to write a post, and I need to feel energized in order to be in the mood for writing. I realized that in college, time and energy gets spent up really quickly. Not much left over for blogging. Not much at all.

In college, free time isn't free.

Last week, I came home to Ireland for the summer. It's so good to be back here for a whole three and a half months. 

Being home reminded me of blogging. There's the desk in my room where I've spend hours writing blog posts at. There are my bookcases of books that I used to fly through and then rave about. There's my camera that I used every single day, and the kitchen where I created all of my fictional feasts. 

I'm currently writing this post whilst sitting crossed legged in my spinny chair (my feet are falling asleep now tbh) with an empty cup of tea beside me, and it feels so right. Something was missing about being home, and this was it. 

Being at college is so different. Blogging seemed like something I did in the past. It just didn't fit into my life, somehow.

I am still a blogger. It's one of my favorite things in the world. I love the blogging community. I miss you guys a lot. I miss writing for the sheer fun of it (as opposed to pumping out papers on a weekly basis). I miss reading big stacks of books each month and using my camera. 

Maybe blogging doesn't fit into my life at college. But for now, I'm back. And I'm super happy about it. 

If you're still out there, old friends, pretty pretty please leave me a comment and tell me about what I've missed and about the things you've been up to. Let's have a nice catch-up chat. Sound good?


Love,
Your Long Lost Hannah

Currently:                                                                                           
Listening to: Cleopatra by the Lumineers (so yummmm)                
Reading: Winter by Marissa Meyer                                                       
Wishing for: a chocolate chip banana muffin.                                         

31 comments:

  1. AAAAHHH you're back!!!! I saw your comment on my blog amd had an excited little flip out and came over here to see and was so happy to find that you're back at least for the summer. Welcome back!

    Well, unfortunately you have not missed much on my blg. I haven't been writing much lately on anything.

    But how was your first year of college? Plans for the summer?

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    1. Danielle!!! YAY YOU HAVEN'T FORGOTTEN ME AND YOU DON'T WANT TO PUNCH ME.
      So great to hear from you.

      My year at college was really great. I'll definitely have to write about it soon. As for plans for the summer - nothing big. Mostly a chill summer! How about you?? Oh yeah - LONDON. How cool.

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    2. No, of course I haven't forgotten you! Haha, no punching. :)

      That's good to hear. :) I'm excited to read about it. Cool, cool, chill summers are nice, especially after crazy school years.

      Oh yes, London was awesome. I'll write about it soon. :)

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  2. Ohmygoodness, you have no idea how happy I am that you're blogging again - even if it is only for summer. Missed reading it so much. I'm sure it must be incredible to be back home after being away so long. Is it strange to be back after having spent so much time away?

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    1. Aw Michaela!! How are you, girl?
      It *is* great to be back. I was actually back for a shorter time for Christmas break, too, so it hasn't been all too long...but still, it's good to be home again. It does take some time to get used to, though. :)
      Hope you're doing well and having a nice summer!

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  3. *cries tears of joy* Soooo glad you're back, girl! Your presence has been greatly missed in the blogging community. I can't wait for more posts over the summer and to hear about all of your adventures. I'm always super excited to see a new post of yours pop up in my bloglovin' feed and I did a happy dance when I saw your comment this morning. Welcome back!!!

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    1. Elizabeth! :) Thank you, girl! Can't wait to post more - and also to delve back into your blog. Talk soon!

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  4. I'm so happy you haven't forgot about us. I miss making comments on your blog posts.

    I know what you mean about free time in school not being free time. I'm starting college courses next semester, so that will be interesting to see how much free time I'll have.

    I hope you have a wonderful summer break, especially since you're with family. Being with family makes time pass quickly.

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    1. Ekaterina! Hope you're doing well. Yeah, college (or I guess just growing up in general) does that. Mehhhhhhhh.
      Thank you! Hope you have a good summer, too!

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  5. We missed you.! :) Glad to hear everything's going well for you, and enjoy your break back in Ireland!

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  6. So glad that you're back! I've missed you and your posts. :)

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    1. I've missed *you*! So good to be back.

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  7. HANNAH I'M SO GLAD YOU'RE BACK!!! Your blog has always been one of my absolute favorites. I've missed hearing about your adventures, books you've read, and those amazing fictional feasts! =)

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    1. EEEP! Aw thanks, lovey. Can't wait to make some of those posts again!

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  8. HANNAAAHHH IS BAAAACKKK!! *big hugs*

    I hope college is going great, girl! Love all the snaps on instagram. I HAVE SO MISSED YOUR BLOG THOUGH. LIKE AGGHH. AAAAAAAAAAAHHHGG. The blog world just isn't the same without you.

    I really need to listen through the entire Cleopatra album. I've had Ophelia on repeat lately. <3 Such a beaut.

    Welcome back, chica!

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    1. KATIE EMMONS!*hugs* Yesyesyes, I've totally loved keeping up with your life through intagram as well. I've missed reading your blog though!
      Listen to the whole thing - it's pretty great! Angela is a good one.
      Talk soon!

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  9. THIS POST DID NOT SHOW UP IN MY BLOGLOVIN FEED I DID NOT KNOW YOU HAD RETURNED MY LIFESAVING SISTER HAD TO TELL ME

    I HAVE NO WORDS FOR HOW THRILLED I AM TO SEE YOU!!

    you were my first bloggy friend ♡♡ and I missed you! So glad you're back :)

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    1. ps. just noticed your post on my bloglovin feed. apparently I'm blind. AND VERY GRATEFUL FOR SISTERS

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    2. MY OLIVIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM SO HAPPY TO BE TALKING TO YOU AGAIN.
      YOUR SISTER IS SO COOL!

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  10. Welcome back! College can by super hectic; I didn't start getting much non-academic writing done until school let out, too. I've missed your blog--it's so good to see you're back!

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    1. Thanks, Alex! Yeah, it's hard, right? Thanks so much :)

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  11. I LOVE THIS. *HUGS*

    yep that is all xD

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  12. Welcome back although I just found your blog! :D

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    1. Hope you don't mind if I have a look around and oooh you like Sherlock too?

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    2. Hey!! Aw welcome to my blog :) Yes I looove Sherlock. IT'S THE BEST.

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