New year, new job, new life


Do you miss me the way that I miss you?

Because I miss you.

I didn’t mean to stop blogging.  But for me, “stopping blogging” is a lot like “starting eating” – if I don’t pay attention, it just happens.  And then it’s been days, and then weeks, and I’m a wreck, moaning about how my life has no meaning or purpose and I’LL NEVER BE SKINNY AGAIN.

This cannot happen.  I WILL NOT ABIDE BY IT.  I must blog.

So, let’s play catch up.  It will be fun, and you will love it.

The numero uno, top tier piece of information from my life that I have to tell you is that I adore my new job.  I adore it.  It’s busy and dynamic and fun, and incorporates a lot of things that I love (writing, social media, ideas, relationships, to-do lists, generosity, details, travel).  It’s good for me to be out of the house, no longer working from home.  I am consistently wearing outfits – honest-to-goodness outfits – for the first time in over a year.  I am showering on a schedule.  I am talking to other humans in real life.  I am using my brain in fun ways, and getting to know the natural foods industry, and Tebowing on a regular basis out of sheer gratitude for the opportunity.

Speaking of Tebow, oh my gracious.  Did anyone else watch the Broncos on Sunday?  I did.  At the next door neighbor’s house – who I don’t even know.  But what can I say?  My decision to become a Broncos fan is bringing me into a new sphere, one with dual flatscreen TVs and crockpots of chili and really nice people and flags on the plays (which I pretend to understand and then get indignant about).  Living three blocks from the stadium, our Sunday evening was loud and giddy.  If you ever want to feel a part of a city, just start rooting for their sports teams.  Take it from me: insta-community-builder.

It’s a snowy, snowy day in Denver today.  But Subaruthless got me up the hill that all of the other cars were stuck on.  And because I don’t own a single pair of leggings, I am wearing my running tights under a long sweater and my black boots.

I’m ready for anything.



  1. Julie on January 11, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    A new hootenannie post called for a second cup of coffee in celebration and to enjoy while reading it. So good to hear from you!

  2. Greta on January 11, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    Um, DUH I’ve been missing you. Soooo glad to hear Larabar is going so well– eager to hear more. Can we have a phone date soon? I seriously have really been missing my best friend!

  3. kimberly on January 11, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    love the running tights. LOVE THEM. I want to never take them off. maybe I should steal this idea and we should start a trend.

  4. Mandy on January 12, 2012 at 1:12 AM

    I did miss you! And, I’ve been trying different Larabars–will let you know when I pick a fave.

  5. Emily on January 12, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    Oh Annie! Of course I have missed you!! My mornings are never as lovely when I don’t have a little bit of whimsy or Annie-wisdom to start my day. Thank you blogging again!

  6. Peg on January 12, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    wow – sports-loving, snow-conquering, marketing and fashion maven! You sound fabulous Ms. Parsons!

  7. Maria on January 12, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    …I….I’m a Steelers fan, Annie. You just broke my heart and made me judge your moral character all at once. And then I threw a flag on the play.

  8. jodie on January 13, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    you strike me as a girl who is always ready for anything.

    i love reading you. i’ve said it from the beginning and i could put that tape on repeat for, well, forever i suppose. i just really love reading you. :)

  9. Lindsey Renee on February 4, 2012 at 12:26 AM

    I’m new to your blog and love your writing! I’m about to start my own new job Monday and I’m looking forward to so many of the things you mentioned after nearly a year of working from home/being unemployed. I look forward to reading more about your life and job. :)

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