1. Jamie
    September 8, 2016 @ 10:02 am

    So glad that you are so happy and have found someone who makes you so! 🙂 Hoping for more blogs like this to keep up with all that is going on with you.

  2. Susan Swearengin
    September 8, 2016 @ 10:06 am

    I am so thrilled for you! I’ve missed your posts and look forward to having you back. The decision you made to leave everything and go to Texas has given me the courage to take a long look at my life and realize it’s not what or where I want to be 5 years from now. The thought of starting over, alone, at my age is frightening, but what’s more frightening is the thought of settling for the known for fear of the unknown. I have a lot of ducks I need to get in a row, but by this time next year I hope to be in a different place, a place full of possibilities and opportunities. Keep doing what you are doing. Life is too short to settle for less than that which feeds your soul and lifts your heart. ??

  3. Jennelle
    September 8, 2016 @ 10:06 am

    I love it. And I am so happy for you. So happy. 🙂

  4. Renee - Kudos Kitchen
    September 8, 2016 @ 10:56 am

    So happy for you. I’ve just recently been reacquainted with you via FB, after a long time away. We knew each other through twitter when twitter was fun, and it wasn’t only about self promotion. I’m glad you’ve taken your blog back and will be sharing your personal stories from time to time. I look forward to reading, and sharing in your happiness. Good for you!

  5. Katrina
    September 8, 2016 @ 11:03 am

    Perfectly said. Your blog has always been one of my favorites to read. So many aren’t real anymore. And mind is just lacking, too. I love realness. Keep on. Happy for your new life!

  6. Katie
    September 8, 2016 @ 12:03 pm

    Yes yes yes… To all this. It’s amazing how blogging has changed over the past 8 years! And you hit the nail on the head… Yes we have all become guarded businesses. I too miss the old days of blogging (minus my corporate job)! I’m so incredibly happy that your happy! I can’t wait to read more!

  7. Carrie
    September 8, 2016 @ 12:30 pm

    I love you, Susan. I am SO glad to be your friend and to have you as my best. I am so glad your true voice will be back ??

  8. Malia
    September 8, 2016 @ 12:43 pm

    So much love to you, Susan! Please keep writing like this. I’m looking forward to being part of your new adventure. 🙂

  9. Leslie
    September 8, 2016 @ 12:46 pm

    HI friend! 🙂 It’s good to see YOU again. 🙂

  10. Amanda
    September 8, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

    I’ve missed your blog as I’m sure many other have a well. I’m so happy you have found yourself again. I think we all do a time or two in life.

  11. Joelen
    September 8, 2016 @ 1:28 pm

    Welcome back friend, welcome back! <3

  12. Teanna DiMicco Tycher
    September 8, 2016 @ 1:42 pm

    It’s been a while since I’ve commented on a post (on any site!), but this was such a great one! So glad to see you so happy, and so successful. I’m excited to follow you on your adventures on your beautiful life!

  13. Jessica
    September 8, 2016 @ 2:32 pm

    Amen! So happy for you, Susan! And… welcome to Texas! ??

  14. Karen Harris
    September 8, 2016 @ 4:53 pm

    So sweet. So happy for you and yours.

  15. Jenn Gaffney
    September 8, 2016 @ 5:23 pm

    So much yes to this Susan!!! I love learning more about you, our time together at BBNYC was too short. I too miss that side of myself and my site, every time I make a valiant effort to get it back, life gets in the way.

  16. Missy
    September 8, 2016 @ 5:26 pm

    Susan, I am so happy for you. It is amazing to see the growth of your business and the opportunies that have opened up for you. Now on top of that, you have found the love of your life and have chosen to follow your heart and be happy. I admire your courage and I wish you all the best. I always knew you would have great things happen for you in life. Talk to you soon. Love ya

  17. Des
    September 8, 2016 @ 9:53 pm

    I’m cheering for you, kid, and am happy you are happy. I’m thrilled you want to keep it real here. Not enough people do anymore.

  18. Jennie
    September 8, 2016 @ 10:36 pm

    I love this for so many reasons. Look forward to reading many more posts like this. And a huge congratulations. You deserve it all. xo

  19. Jennie
    September 8, 2016 @ 10:39 pm

    p.s. A reader actually wrote me today, and asked me to stop babbling on my recent post. I took great pleasure in telling her she could consider herself unsubscribed from my site. So important to stay true to yourself!

    • doughmesstic
      September 9, 2016 @ 7:22 pm

      Some people. Personally, I prefer every run-on sentence and heartfelt post out there. Especially yours. Thank you SO much for commenting. One day, we MUST hang out.

      • Jennie
        September 11, 2016 @ 10:18 am

        Yes, we must! Loved your beau’s post on his blog. Tried to leave a comment, but would work, so leaving here for you both!

        “Fixing coffee for someone (or tea) is one of the sweetest (no pun intended!) you can do for someone. I was always a milk + 2 sugars gal. After my husband passed away, I started drinking it like he did, black with just a quick kiss of sugar. It instantly made me feel closer to him, and I’ve been drinking it that way for five years now. Sometimes I use maple syrup now, but I think he’d have loved that, too. Congrats to you both! “

        • doughmesstic
          September 13, 2016 @ 6:25 pm

          LOVE it! I’m sure he would give anything to share it with you, too.

  20. Jane, The Heritage Cook
    September 9, 2016 @ 3:35 am

    We are all thrilled for you Susan and have missed you too! We love all aspects of your life, so please share everything you want. Welcome back!