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Hello, Old Friend

Hello, Old Friend |

My big comeback was supposed to be about my Bali trip but it’s taking a bit longer to put that one together. How do I recover from my unexplained long absence? I guess with a bunch of gifs…

While I was gone, I:

  • Started yoga and gave up on it (so expensive). Started rowing and stuck to it (even more expensive).
  • Cried oceans and swam in them.
  • Lost a few relationships, 10kg of excess weight, and interest in certain things.
  • Cut off some parts that no longer served me and chopped off my hair.
  • Gained a ridiculous amount of unread books, a better sense of myself, and some confidence (I wear sleeveless tops and dresses now).

In writing, it seems pretty insignificant but I feel like a different person. Some days, I miss the old Helga but I’m starting to like this new version of me— a little wary (and weary, because who the hell isn’t) but also a bit more assured.

How have you been, old friend? ♥

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  • Reply Abi July 5, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    Welcome back Helga! I follow your other social media accounts, but something about your blog makes it different. I have no real idea of what happened in between but I hope you’re doing ok and generally better. *hugs*

    • Reply Helga July 11, 2016 at 2:21 pm

      Thank you, Abi. <3

  • Reply Justine July 5, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    Finally! I went through something shitty last year that made me blog more instead of less (and cried oceans and swam in them).. lol. But hope this post paves the way for many more :)

  • Reply Dawn July 6, 2016 at 12:05 am

    MISSED YOU ???

  • Reply Dani July 6, 2016 at 1:36 am

    “Cried oceans and swam in them.” – This line made me “aww, Helga!”

    Missed you and your posts so much. Been reading your blog since Helgaholic days. Looking forward for more blog posts. :)

    • Reply Helga July 11, 2016 at 2:24 pm

      Thanks so much, Dani. :)

  • Reply Aneth July 6, 2016 at 10:04 am

    I’m so glad that you’re back, Helga! I hope you continue blogging regularly like before cos I really missed reading your posts. I missed Ditz Revolution!!! xx

  • Reply Jae July 6, 2016 at 10:58 am

    It’s so nice to hear from you (on here) again, Helga! I hope you’re doing well. I assume some days are hard, but know that things get better in time. :) Your blog friends miss you!

  • Reply Kai July 6, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    OMG Helga the Weber is baaackkk! You know, I’ve recently digged on to your old posts (the 2007-2009 posts, I’m 10-12 years old that time) and I found it amazing because it’s super honest. :) Welcome baaack! We all miss Ditz-Revolution :)))

    Kai (

  • Reply Gayla July 7, 2016 at 9:09 am

    My blog feed wasn’t the same without you. I’m glad you’re back! Whatever you went through, rest assured that your blog community will cry oceans and swam in them with you

  • Reply Paoline July 7, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Yay welcome back, Helga! I always visit this page and kept thinking “Is she back yet? Is she back?” I can’t wait to hear more about your Bali adventure! :)

  • Reply Rej Relova July 11, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    OMG, you’re baaack!!! I’ve been checking your blog every now and then for months now and I’m so stoked when I logged in Bloglovin’ today and saw that tiny notif that you had a new blog post. Although I see you most of the time on my Twitter timeline, it’s different reading from your blog. Btw, the short hair suits you!!! <3

    • Reply Helga September 5, 2016 at 1:25 pm

      Hahahaha thank you! :)

  • Reply Christine July 12, 2016 at 5:42 am

    Welcome back Helga! I missed reading your blog! Glad you’re back and doing well :)

    Sending you more good vibes from Toronto!

  • Reply Trisha July 12, 2016 at 6:59 am

    I may be late to the party in welcoming you back, but welcome back! lol

    I love the blog’s new look! I wonder when I’ll get to revamp mine. xD

  • Reply Pia July 12, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Been constantly checking on your blog because I missed reading your posts. So glad that you’re back! <3

  • Reply Yan July 16, 2016 at 4:14 am

    Yayy welcome back! :D

  • Reply Ayeesha July 19, 2016 at 12:02 am

    Finally. Missed you Helga. This post deserves a comment for you to know you have readers who wished for this post. Nandito lang kami, lurking. Tas magcocomment din paminsan.

  • Reply Justine July 19, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Missed your updates, helga. :) glad to know you’re back

  • Reply France August 21, 2016 at 6:06 am

    Been reading your blog since I was in college (more than 10 years ago, really). A lot of overlaps in the events in our lives. The current state you are undergoing is the same state I am entering right now (WTF, woman). Glad you’re back. :’)

    • Reply Helga September 5, 2016 at 1:25 pm

      Thanks so much, France. :)

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