I’ve struggled the last few months with sitting down and putting words to screen here on Route Bliss. As long as this blogging thing is fun, I’ll blog, but when it becomes a chore, it means I need a break.

So, for now, Happy Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Merry Christmas. I’ll pop in at year’s end for the year in review post, and maybe by the beginning of 2017, I’ll be ready to resume posting here.

PS … I will be posting an announcement regarding my portrait business here + here + here + here by week’s end. If you’re in DFW or East Texas and interested in updates/news on that front, follow along!


Ummm, I failed to take a self portrait that contained my face this month. This particular photo that was taken while waiting for a portrait test session to start will have to suffice for now. I’ll make up for it on vacation …

Currently …

Reading … this was the month mostly filled with fluff — a couple Nicholas Sparks books (good as always) + Eligible (a disappointment), and slowly working my way through The Big Burn (very good).

Listening … this song/video

Watching … The Mindy Project + Superstore on Hulu. Thank goodness for Hulu.

Wrapping up … editing two test sessions I photographed recently. I’ll announce my final decision regarding whether or not the portrait business will be resuming once I’m back from vacation.

Getting ready for … the above mentioned and very much needed vacation (woot woot!!). Mountains and hot air balloons are calling my name … and its possible I might get to host a Snapchat or Instagram takeover for a few stops. More details to come on my Instagram and Snapchat (username: routebliss) accounts as soon as I have the okay and details!

Searching … for a church home. Its been years since I’ve entered a church that felt like home/a family to me. Since I’m in a new town (residence wise, not work wise) and finally settled in, I just started the search after asking for some recommendations. Visited church #1 this past Sunday and will attend at least a few more times to get a feel for all the pastors/groups once I get back from vacation.

How has your September been? Any plans for the month ahead? 

  • Mar - September 30, 2016 - 8:07 am

    ok officially obsessed with the cam video. so good!!ReplyCancel

    • Christina - October 18, 2016 - 7:03 pm

      Isn’t it Mar? I love the song so much too!ReplyCancel

  • Leigh | Campfires & Concierges - October 8, 2016 - 11:44 am

    Ooh, mountains and hot air balloons, sounds nice! I was traveling almost all of September (Mexico City, then Michigan, then Colorado) and when I wasn’t traveling, I was working 18 hours days to stay on top of my job! Glad to be home for a weekend and catching up on my travel reading 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Christina - October 18, 2016 - 7:05 pm

      Well the mountains were nice Leigh, but the balloons were a bit of a disappointment 🙁 All of the places you’ve been sound awesome, I’ll have to keep an eye out for your blog posts on them … a bit behind on blog reading right now! Any more fall travels on the horizon?ReplyCancel