Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Setting it all aside

Usually I post recipes, and tell you about my weekend, and of course, wrap-up my weeks!  When I start DIY-ing things I will definitely be sharing more of those, and a lot of that is in the works right now.  But for now, I'd like to share a semi-serious post about what's been happening.

Right now, we have a lot going on in our lives.

Since one year ago, we have moved across the country for B's cool, new job (& away from both families) (but hey, we love TX now!), I finished grad school (& left school for good for the first time in 21 years!), got married (!!!!), we lost his dad in January, and then my mom had a big health scare in February.  Life is starting to relax again, but it's still a balancing act.

While there are obvious positives, like getting married and finishing school and new jobs, a lot, ok, most of it has been tough too.  We both get overwhelmed by everything that's going on, but I just want to say how good it feels when we decide to put the anxieties aside, and enjoy our life together.

We have been through a lot more than we ever expected this early on in our marriage, but I think that in a couple years, we will look back and realize that we made it through the fire relatively unscathed, and for that, I'm proud of us!

So if anything, this should serve as a reminder that sometimes you need to pop in a movie/go out for a meal/take a walk together and make the time to unplug from your phone, blog, iPad, laptop, etc. and just enjoy your good company and the other blessings life has given you. 


  1. I couldn't agree with you more on this! We have been married a little over a year also, and it's just been one thing after another with us. My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in February, and it has been extremely hard on me. Going through all these tough situations early on in your marriage really helps you to bond and learn how to lean on eachother. Although it's tough, I know later in life when worse things happen, we will know how to cope and help one another out. Thanks for posting about this!


  2. I'm glad to hear this resonated! You definitely never realize the strain external factors can put on the two of you until they happen, but learning to cope and deal early on will definitely be beneficial in the long run!

  3. Good for you guys! It's been one thing after another since my boyfriend and I moved in together but we're still together and stronger than ever. You guys sound like you're doing it the right way and having a steady love to help you through things is so helpful.

    1. 100% agree, and keeping in perspective that you'll be better off in the end by going through difficult times together seems to help a lot!


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