Make the Most of the Time We’re Given

Hi Lovely!

I hope you’re having an amazing day!! Fletch and I have been spending a ton of time getting comfy in our new house. We’re hosting a house warming party next weekend so we’ve been trying to make sure everything looks nice for our guests. It’s pretty crazy to think that we own this house. It still doesn’t feel real.

Anywho, spending time on the house has me reflecting on life (as I do frequently). What are my priorities? How do I want to focus my time and energy? The house has made me have to cut back on spending so finding new ways to spend my time has been a little challenging. I mean, I love shopping. I get it from my Mom and, if I’m honest, when I shop I somehow feel closer to her (we loved shopping together). So yeah, now I’m trying to find other ways to spend my time. Truthfully, I don’t need more stuff. If you follow me on Instagram then you may have seen my office. If you have then you know. So how do I make sure I’m making the most of my time now that I’ve kind of entered a new phase of my life?

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Expect Nothing and Appreciate Everything

Hi Lovely!!

This February has already been a whirlwind. It’s nearly Valentine’s Day which means it’s really close to our closing date on our new house AND it’s almost my birthday. So much coming up!!! February has been both exciting and overwhelming. Most nights have been filled with packing, which is not as exciting but necessary.

February for me is a tough time of the year. My birthday falls just a few days before the anniversary of my Mom passing and last year’s birthday celebration was not as much as a distraction as I hoped. Last year was really hard and I had hoped that I’d be able to do something special this year. As you can imagine with our closing schedule that isn’t necessarily possible. Yes, buying a house is exciting but I’m also reminded of the fact that I don’t get to share that excitement with my Mom.

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The most important things in life

Hello Lovely,

How is it already February?! Does anyone else feel like January flew by? So far February has been a whirlwind for Fletch and I. At the end of the month we’ll be moving so most of our free time is being spent packing. It’s crazy to think in a few weeks we’ll be out of this house and moving into a new one. I’m excited (and a bit nervous) for this big change.

On February 25th I’ll be turning 29. Per usual, my birthday is causing me to reflect. I’ve been thinking a lot about friendships, fostering meaningful connections, and spending quality time with others. I feel like as we age it becomes more difficult to make friends and remain connected. We get so focused on the daily grind that we forget to let those we love know we care.

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Remember the moments

Hi Lovely,

I hope you’re having a wonderful day! Sorry I’ve been a bit spotty with blogging lately. Fletch and I have had a lot on our plates. You may know by now that Fletch and I are going to be moving soon. Trying to find a new place has taken up a ton of time but it looks like we finally found a place!!! We plan on moving at the end of February so things will finally calm down soon.

This new change has me reflecting on our past homes. Our first apartment out of college was a studio in downtown Tacoma. It had a ton of issues but I can’t help but remember it fondly. We first got Lily in that apartment. I remember her tiny little puppy paws running on the hardwood floors. She wasn’t able to jump on the furniture because she’d slide around.

Every time we move we always find a way to make it our own. This new place will be no different.

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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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