Crap, it’s 2019?

Someone once told me that old people aren’t really slow, they just experience time at a faster rate than the young. Thus, they just seem slow to the young. Actually the perception of time is a really interesting subject, but that’s a tangent for a different time. Anyway, the older I get, time seems to go by faster and faster. That’s a roundabout way to make an excuse to why I haven’t blogged in over a year. Sorry bout that.

Does anyone else feel like 1999 was 10 years ago… not 20?

I just finished my master’s degree from University of Maryland University College. My degree is a Master of Science in Strategic Management with a specialization in Public Relations. MiCroGemint was not available. Click the link, there’s always time for The Office.

I foolishly thought that starting a new job, and going to graduate school full time wouldn’t keep my soul-crushingly busy. But it did! Did you know the master’s degree commencement cap was different than undergrad? It is. Now that I’m done and commenced, (with honors, Phi Kappa Phi). I’m back here, ready to share.


Though I did not blog about it, we did quite a few house projects in 2018! I tried lots of new recipes, and we went on a long vacation to the Caribbean. So, the content’s all there, I’ve just got to get my butt in gear.



Overall, my goal for 2019 is to spend time taking pleasure out of life, slow down a bit. In direct opposition of that statement I also want to read 119 books this year, take a storytelling workshop, and spend more time writing and blogging.


But really, I usually try to keep myself busy to the point of exhaustion (see Parks and Rec gif above), but my literary goals are less about being busy and more about pleasure. So I think it’ll all work out in the end (and at least it won’t be boring).

My goal for this January is to catch the blog up on all the major projects we’ve done in the house. Trust me, my bestie Marissa will be an ardent cheerleader of this goal (I bet she’s reading this… right now. Hi Swan! Love you!).

So, thanks for sticking around and reading. I hope 2018 was a happy year for you, and well if it sucked, it’s over now. Here’s to happier things in the year to come. Hopefully we can see a lot more of each other in the coming year.





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Hello random internet person! I'm Julianne. I live with my boyfriend Jaymes, and our dog Cash. His full name is Johnny Cash, but apparently dogs stop paying attention after one syllable. Anyway The Real House Blog is about our house projects and making a home together. I like writing, photography, and telling people what to do; so a blog is a perfect opportunity to share my opinions with the abyss of the interwebs. It took me a long time to find my home, peace, and love. In darker times, a few awesome blogs had always been a pleasure to read, a wonderful constant that could cheer me up. So now I'm excited to possibly create some joy for you Mr. or Ms. Reader. Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy the blog! The opinions expressed in this blog are mine and mine alone, and do not represent my employer.

2 thoughts on “Crap, it’s 2019?”

  1. Being busy is a good thing, you get alot done, and when you do slow down you can really appreciate the rest as well as the fruits of your labor. Congratulations on your degree, that’s a wonderful accomplishment!! I’m looking forward to seeing the house projects (I’m all about that!).


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