You have the power to affect your environment

Hi Lovely!

I hope you’re having a wonderful day! Fletch and I have been trying to find a new place to live and it’s been pretty stressful. The other day we had an appointment to check out a new place and I got lost. See, Fletch ended up leaving work late so we had to meet there. I put the address into Google Maps and it took me to a random apartment complex (which was not where I wanted to be). At this point I’m 5 minutes late and I HATE being late. I mean HATE! Nothing stresses me out more than being late for stuff. So I’m lost and I have no idea where I’m supposed to go. Come to find out the address was wrong, the street was south but the listing said southwest, and after looking it up via the street view online I was able to figure it out. I ended up being 20 minutes late and had a complete break down in my car before figuring out the mixup.

Why am I sharing my overreaction to being late to this appointment? Well, I’ve been a bit stressed and honestly didn’t handle getting lost well at all. I even snapped at Fletch on the phone while trying to find my way. While driving to the appointment, after snapping at Fletch and feeling incredibly guilty, I decided I wouldn’t let it affect the rest of my night. I wanted to walk into this new place with a positive attitude. Plus, after the appointment we had dinner plans with friends so I wanted to be in the right mindset.

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Here’s To A New Year

Hi Lovely!!

I can’t believe another year has passed. This year has seriously flown by. I spent most of the year working, blogging, and focusing on spending quality time with the people I care about. I’ve made new friends and grown closer to old ones. My dog, Lily, has discovered new ways to get under the shed in our backyard. So yeah, it was a big year.

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It’s been one of those weeks

Hi Lovely!

You know those weeks where everything seems to go wrong? That was this last week for me and Fletch. It all started when we were notified that our rent was going up significantly. Due to the raise we won’t be able to stay in our home (which is such a bummer). I was also told I didn’t get a job I had applied for at work and Fletch started having car issues. I’ve already been on edge emotionally with the holiday season so these added stresses have not been helpful. See, this is our second Christmas since my mom passed away. It was always her favorite holiday so celebrating without her is really hard. I kid you not, this morning my dog ate my breakfast burrito and all I could do was cry. It wasn’t even a big deal but I couldn’t help but cry.

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The Best Medicine

Hi Lovely!

Today started off a little.. well, rough. See, I woke up after having a weird dream and was completely low. I had a dream that I was on vacation with my parents. A vacation with both of my parents. My Mom was there, frail and delicate, like the last time I saw her. We were going to dinner and she had entered the restaurant a few minutes before me. When I walked in she was laying on the floor. She must have slipped or something. I screamed for help as I ran to her. I cradled her in my arms then woke up. I was completely shaken and couldn’t fall back to sleep. In February of 2016 my Mother passed away and it has been a struggle. Holidays are really difficult. Maybe that’s why I had this dream. So, as you can imagine, Sunday started off on the wrong foot. I was in a grumpy mood and, honestly, wasn’t sure how to get myself out of it.

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