Happy Saturday my loves. I know that typically this is when I break out the awesome Stop & Chat discussion and we have at it but today I really need to do something else. Today I need to say thank you

For those of you who are unaware my personal life has been one hell of a shit fest lately and if it wasn’t for a lot of you I’m honestly not sure I would have survived one of the bumpiest patches in my life. And I know that sounds like something from One Life to Live but I honestly mean that from the very bottom of my heart.

To elaborate just a bit I was recently dumped (right after Christmas!) and as a result I’m headed back to Ohio….but of course that’s only the tip of a 1,000 mile deep iceberg. Long story short, the break up (while horrible) is nothing compared to what I have to do next. But I’ve been incredibly lucky to have some pretty amazing friends, who have not only talked me down from the crazy ledge but have also helped me to see the big picture within this giant mess.


You ladies have done so much without even knowing how much I appreciate you. Even if it was just a quick laugh on twitter, I can’t begun to describe how much that means to me right now. So thank you ladies most of all.

I’m not used to friends. And it’s not because I’m socially awkward, I just don’t trust people. This is not to sound offensive but, the number of people I genuinely trust can be summed up fairly easily: Me, myself and I. That’s just how I was raised and that’s just how I think. But you guys, every single one of you have genuinely touched and helped me and there is no way I could ever thank you enough for that. So…umm virtual hugs cookies for you.

But this brings up something else. As a result of my upcoming relocation Read. Sleep. Repeat. will be a tad quiet. I’m not going on hiatus (blogging is the only thing I have left that’s normal) but since my sister is too cheap and I’m currently unemployed for the luxury that is the internet, I will only be able to get online maybe once a week. I should still be on twitter and I’ll still be able to check my email but please do not get offended if I don’t reply quickly.

So until next time eat cookies, read books and remember that in a zombie apocalypse I will trip you. 🙂

21 thoughts on “This is going to get mushy….”

  1. Oh Octavia, I wish that I had known…here I was going on and on about the book club when you were seriously hurting.

    The short conversations we’ve had on Twitter (mostly about candy, but you know how that happens) has given me a brief glimpse of your personality and I can only surmise at how wonderful and amazing you really are in person. I too have been going through a break, a separation from my boyfriend of almost six years. I had to move from his house in NY to live with my father again in MA, leaving without a job, my car, or even my cat. While it’s not as final as a break up, the pain and heartache are real. I want you to know I’m here for you as well, if only to gush about Twizzlers some more. I wish you all the best with your new start.

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  2. I don’t know exactly what happened but I really hope you feel better soon. In situations like this, it’s okay if you’re not okay but never let anyone bring you down too much. Remember that you’re still amazing and you shouldn’t let anyone stop you from being you. I’ll definitely miss your posts but you should enjoy a nice long break. You definitely deserve it! Good luck with everything. :)<3
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  3. *hugs eats virtual cookie* We love you and are here for you. I’m so sorry you are having this rough patch 🙁 You are one of the strongest ladies I’ve encountered so I know you will make it but that doesn’t mean that it won’t hurt. So happy you’ll be on twitter and we’ll be patient for blog posts and look forward to them.
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  4. *HUGS* You’re so strong so I know you can get through this. You’re getting out of a situation that wasn’t right for you, and that gives you the chance to start over with what will be right. I hope the move is less stressful than you expect it to be and that you get settled in quickly and find what you are looking for in your next chapter.
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  5. I’m wishing you the best of luck, Octavia. Your situation does not sound fun at all. :_<;;
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  6. I’m sorry to hear that ): breakups are always incredibly tough no matter the situation. As for closing people off, I totally understand. Majority of my, and even a lot now, the person I leaned on the most was myself. Except the good thing about friends, is that you can lean on them and count on them to be there. You shouldn’t have to open up but you should be able to count on them to help cheer you up. I wish your heart a wonderful fast and loving recovery. <3
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  7. <3 Twitter laughs are my speciality :D. I still want to punch someone, but you know that already, haha. If there is anything you need, you know where to ask *points to self* and don't think I'm going to let you forget that you need to tell me an address to send Uninvited to once things settle down!
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  8. Oh, Octy! I’ll always be here for you! Reading this post made me want to tear up, but at the same time I know you are strong, and you’ll look back this situation and laugh like the mad woman you are. I hope all goes well for you, and we will surely miss your active presence!!!! Stay positive! <3333 All the hearts for you!
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  9. I am so glad that you have had people to bring you up, and make you smile. That can make such a huge difference! And now, you have even more people it seems. Including me. You will be in my thoughts and prayers, and I will be rooting for you and cheering you on. It will all be ok! I will look forward to your posts, whenever you have the time!

  10. You are amazing and strong and seriously one of the best people ever. *HUGE HUGS* And while you definitely don’t deserve all the crap that you’re dealing with lately, I have no doubt that you’ll get through it, and that there are seriously wonderful times ahead for you.

    Let me know whenever you need a cheerleader, because I will pick up my virtual pom-poms in an instant for you. <3

  11. Sometimes life decided to be crappy. But I have complete faith that you will come out of whatever crap can comes your way even stronger (because I believe you are already a very strong person)! I don’t want this to sound all motiviational-speaker-y, but it’s true! I’ll miss seeing you around as much and I can’t wait until things get settled with you.

    Best wishes and sweet potato pie!
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