I realise I’ve been gone a while. My whole life has been completely consumed by wedmin i.e. wedding admin. It’s the biggest project I’ve EVER managed, and I’ve managed a lot. Constant emails, spreadsheets, Google Docs, planning documents, maps, bridal party ‘packs’ – the list goes on. But it really was all worth it – on the 21st October 2016, I pulled off the most perfect day and got to marry the man of my dreams. Yay me.
There have been some sacrifices. I’ve had to forgo the last term of my writing class, which has meant my first novel has been put on hold, so tantalisingly close to me finishing the first draft. And of course, I’ve hardly been blogging here, although I have managed a few entries in my newest venture, Bouquet Catch – a wedding website that I’ve been having a lot of fun with.
Now, there’s the slow and steady realisation that the honeymoon period is well and truly over. We’re back to work and life with a bang.
I’ve also said goodbye to Natalie R Harris, and become Natalie Harris-Spencer. I debated long and hard about changing my name since a) the tradition seems a little antiquated and b) it’s such a massive pain in the ass. I was originally going to keep Natalie R Harris as my online name, and use Natalie Harris-Spencer for everything else. But as I saw my name updated on work email, on my passport, on letters and parcels, I realised I wanted to keep one name: to be Natalie Harris-Spencer for the rest of my life. That’s NHS and GPS, for those of you who know my husband and I. We love a good acronym.
As a result, I created natalieharrisspencer.com. Now, when you click on the ‘Portfolio’ part of the menu, you’ll be taken straight to my new website, where you can see a selection of my work and find out a bit more about me and what I’m working on. I’ll still be keeping The Edible Editor as a blog for the occasional lifestyle musing, but my professional life will live on natalieharrisspencer.com.
Thanks so much to those of you who have followed all my blogging adventures for so long. I have such a strange relationship with blogging: I love it when I do it, then put it off, then feel massive guilt when I don’t do it. It just feels so nice to be able to update you all now.
While I don’t exactly know what the future holds for married life, I do know that I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. And that things are about to get a hell of a lot more exciting.
More on the blog soon…