Thursday, January 19, 2017

The End

For those of you who don't know, here's the story of Here We Go Again: I started it in 2011 as a way to keep in touch with family and friends back home when Ryan and I first moved to Cortina, Italy. I never thought I would write a blog, ever but at the time, it seemed to make sense. It was a good way to document everything, too.

When the blog first started, it was a private blog and couldn't even be found on search engines. The following year, I made it a little more accessible and the year after, it actually started to gain readership from around the world and people who I didn't know! I went from writing about what we were doing each day to writing recipes, travel advice, interviews, collaborating with a few small businesses and sharing pictures from our vacations, summers and every day lives. I'm so proud of the work that I put in to the blog and where it went and the contacts that I made through it and the people I met.

Now though, I feel like this is a great and natural place to end. I'm doing some freelance writing and that takes up all of whatever work time I have, which will be even less in a few months, once baby #2 comes along! I'm so happy to have this blog to look back on all of our adventures. And I'm so thankful to all of my readers, wherever you are, for your emails and comments and interest.

I get a lot of emails from readers asking about expat life or travels in Italy and Scotland and I'm still happy to answer any and all questions, so please don't hesitate to send me an email! (My email can be found in the contact section).

For now though.....a few of my favorite posts throughout the years:

How to Recycle in Italy....
"This is Italy"
How to Have Thanksgiving in Italy
Favorite Travel Destinations
Our entire Tour of Italy....
On reverse culture shock

It's crazy to me to think that when I started this blog, Ryan and I weren't even engaged yet. Since then we've gotten married, moved from Italy to Scotland, had our first child and are expecting our second and have had a million other adventures in between. Looking back on all of the posts throughout the years, I feel so lucky.

Thank you, thank you, thank you and this is THE END.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Happy 2017! We have some exciting news to start the new year which is that we're expecting another baby in June! We're so excited although we know it will be another big.change. But we're ready! (I think).

That being said, I've spent the last few weeks thinking about my timing and priorities and after a lot of thought, I've decided to say The End to Here We Go Again. At first I felt badly about it because it seems like just a few months ago, I was having this same debate and I decided to keep going, only to change my mind a few weeks later. But! I did change my mind and I feel like this is a natural ending to my blog. I'll be doing one more post in a few days to wrap everything up but in the meantime, I wanted to say thank you so much for reading. I've been writing this blog in some form for almost six years now and while it's been fun for me, it's definitely time for me to focus on other opportunities and....raising two children who will only be 15 months apart. Yikes! Anyway, stay tuned for the last post of Here We Go Again, coming soon!