Hiiiiii!! I’m backkkk!! I am so sorry that I was gone for so long. A series of VERY unfortunate events kept me from blogging. I could go into every tiny detail and explain the circumstances, but to save your time I will give you a quick summary! A tremendously dedicated hacker decided to set their eyes on my blog’s Instagram and email. They kept hacking both my Instagram and email numerous times trying to sell iPhones through Amazon. They would lock me out completely changing my accounts backup email, phone number, etc. It was extremely frustrating because when I thought I had it figured out and my accounts back under control I would wake up to find out I was hacked again! I have put a lot of time and effort into my blog’s Instagram and I would have been devastated if I had to start over again. I was actually contemplating if I was even going to start a new Instagram! I now have my accounts back under control after going through a LONG process. I immediately updated my security settings and I suggest you do the same! Luckily, they didn’t do too much damage to my accounts. They wanted access to my contacts to try and sell iPhones to! So crazy!!! That being said, I’m sorry if you got an email or a message on Instagram from me selling iPhones haha.
Once I got my account under control I was just about to start up blogging again when I experienced another major setback. After arriving in California from our stay in Texas, I experienced another major setback. I guess someone was watching me unload the car and ended up stealing a ton of bags from my car. I’m not exactly sure how it happened, but I know I was taking breaks inside with Jackson and that I was extremely exhausted from the drive! They basically stole everything that I use frequently for both personal and blog use. All of my electronics, DSLR camera, purses, make up, jewelry, hair tools, and the list goes on and on (basically everything I own haha)! I have been extremely hard on myself for leaving the car unlocked. I do not come from money, and anything nice or designer that I own, I worked for myself! Most items took me months of saving to be able to purchase.
I was REALLY down in the dumps after this happened and had no clue how we were going to afford to replace all of the stuff I would need in order to start blogging again. In my camera bag that they took was one my blog’s SD cards! Luckily, I had one with me in my purse, but I still lost about half of the content that I had already captured. On top of all of this, I was dealing with family mishaps, issues with Jackson’s insurance, and a ticket that was supposed to have been taken care of!
I basically went into what I call my Cali Coma haha. Lots of Netflix, naps, and junk food! With help from Tyler, I finally got to a point, mentally, where I decided I wasn’t going to let hackers, thieves, and life’s bumps and bruises keep me from blogging – something I’ve been doing for almost two years straight now. If you have sent me an email or DM and I haven’t responded, I’m sorry and catching up right now! I’m not sure if the hackers have altered any of my emails, so if I don’t reply to you in the next 48 hours please resend it! 🙂
I’m ready to leave all this mess behind me and move forward. I’m going to use this experience as a lesson and stay positive. It’s always darkest before the dawn and can only go up from here! 🙂
Below are some pictures from Tyler’s first Father’s Day! We surprised him with a day on the lake (just about his favorite thing ever) and got a lot of good family time in! Jackson wasn’t too fond of his life jacket and the Texas heat, but all-in-all he had a good day. It was so much fun to be on the wakeboard again! I was definitely feeling it the next day.
If you’re still reading, I hope you have a great 4th of July and thank you for following Sunshine Daydream! And to those that have reached out via email or DM, thank you so much for your concern and thoughtful words. I love the connections that I have made through blogging and I can’t wait to reconnect! ❤