During the summer of 2015, we found out we’d be starting our marriage in the Fort Lauderdale area instead of our hometown as we planned. I can’t lie to you –– I wept because I was scared. I’d only be four hours from home, but Fort Lauderdale and Wesley Chapel are very, very different places. Nearly three years since we got that phone call, we’ve moved back home, and I wanted to share more about our reasoning with y’all!
One thing you’ll learn about me after a brief conversation is that I am always tired. I know that doesn’t make me special –– aren’t we all always tired? –- but I’ve had sleep problems for almost five years, and I take a prescription sleep aid to help me sleep through the night. Unfortunately, the medication leaves me feeling hungover, so it’s not exactly ideal. I try to “catch up” on sleep on the weekends, but obviously that doesn’t always work!
I took an inadvertent break from blogging for pretty much all of February. I had wrist surgery thanks to carpal tunnel syndrome, so I had to minimize my time on the computer. It was honestly for the best –– I stay super busy for no reason at all, and it’s honestly a pride thing. I joke about it, but it’s seriously not a healthy habit.
Y’all, I know that December is merry and bright, but I haven’t been in the holiday spirit. Vagner and I finally put up our tree yesterday, but it took forever to get motivated. This is from the girl who wanted to put up Christmas decorations after Halloween.
I think part of my stress comes from picking gifts for everyone. I love giving gifts, but I agonize over what people actually want. I ordered Vagner’s gift back in October, but I’m indecisive about literally everyone else in my life. Whoops.
This year hasn’t exactly been picture-perfect, regardless of what Instagram may tell you! From my hospitalization to my layoff to unexpected financial stress thanks to said layoff and hospitalization, Vagner and I have had to pause & remember what really matters.
I don’t know about you, but I love buying gifts for other people. One of my love languages is gifts, and anyone who knows me can attest to it! I love receiving little things that brighten up my day, but giving gifts is even more fun for me. Even better than buying for other people is buying for my loved ones and getting a great deal!