Why is it so hard to make friends as an adult? I brought this topic up on Instagram over a year ago and I’ve never seen so many women relate to something. Maybe you haven’t moved recently but you are finding that your past friendships are slowly dissolving. Early adulthood is strange like that. We go from being surrounded by close friends every single day to living completely different lives. People get married, have kids, move away and start moving into different life stages.
For as long as I can remember, I have suffered from chronic migraines and headaches. In fact, they have been so bad for the last 10 years that they have affected my relationships and life in the past. It didn’t take long living with a doctor to open up a conversation about treatment. My husband is a caretaker on so many levels and all he wanted was for me to feel better and take my life back. He recommended a family doctor for me to go see and the road to getting my headaches under control began.
The laundry room is painted! That is as far as we have gotten over the past week and a half, but progress is progress, so I am celebrating. If you didn’t see our mudroom/laundry room before we get started, go look at those photos!
I have been putting off the mudroom since we moved in almost two years ago. It’s one of the only rooms in the house that hasn’t been touched what so ever. It’s dirty and grimy and even the light fixture is covered in cobwebs. I can’t believe I’m admitting that to the Internet. The good news, I started scrubbing it down today to prep for paint! I’m going with my tried and true Polar Bear White from Behr Pain.
Andrew & I are always looking for ways to grow as a couple. When we first started dating and were long distance, we would buy two copies of a book & read it “together” from afar. It was SO attractive to me that he was open to new ideas, personal development and relationship growth. At the start of our relationship, we were both coming out of rocky situations. Andrew went through infidelity, leading to divorce, and I had just had my wedding called off by my significant other. Because of our history, we weren’t taking the relationship thing lightly.
Admitting that I live paycheck to paycheck feels like standing naked in front of an auditorium of rich people.
Where do I even begin when writing about the best day of my life (thus far)! This day was so magical that I can’t quite put it into words so I’m going to keep it short and sweet. We traveled down to San Jose del Cabo, Mexico with our closest family and friends to tie the knot. We spent the week enjoying margaritas and sunshine at Cabo Azul Resort & Spa which is where we got ready for the big day!
Honestly, I wasn’t planning on having a bridal shower. Nothing in our relationship has followed tradition, and we like it that way. I’m also very picky and the last thing I wanted was a stack of Tupperware. I know, I know! I’m terrible! But, when my mom’s friend, Melissa, offered to throw me a shower, I threw out the idea of a couple’s shower. I’m so glad we did this! Since we had a destination wedding this was the perfect opportunity for family and friends that couldn’t travel to Mexico to come celebrate our marriage. There was wine & beer & food. All of our favorite things.
Our house was built in 1888, and we don’t have a lot of overhead lighting. Because of that, we have lamps in almost every room! There is something so cozy about using lamps instead of overhead lighting.
May is mental health awareness month. Depression and anxiety are complex, confusing and different for every individual. None of us are above or below this crippling struggle.
If you have been following along with the blog for awhile, you know that I have always struggled with my mental health. I have fallen into waves of depression and increasingly struggle with anxiety. Those struggles create an entirely new set of emotions that are also hard to carry.