Thursday, September 11, 2014

Confessions of a Blogaholic

I've got a lot on my plate these days, most of which is my own doing, and it's really exciting. But it's also exhausting, difficult, and sometimes I doubt myself and my abilities (I mean, who doesn't?).
Here are a few little facts & tidbits about me and what I've been up to lately:

1. I'm exhausted. Remember how I mentioned launching my food blog this week? I've been creating that thing for months. I've been watching/reading coding tutorials and trying like crazy to do it all by myself, because I really can't afford to hire anyone to help me at the moment. I even re-did the entire layout on this blog last week, and I'm really excited to be contributing on BlogHer now, as well. I might be "self-employed" but I am one slave driver of a boss. The minute Steve leaves for work at 8am, I'm on the clock until 5:30. Sometimes later, since I often photograph and write while making dinner (another beauty of having a food blog). I've worn myself out lately, and I need to rest more. But I won't, because I never really do until I come down with some kind of illness that forces me to take time off.

2. I've got 99 problems, and my bank account is all of them. I'm used to a steady weekly paycheck, auto pay bills, and just about everything being accounted for. Now I'm not the primary provider, it's a new concept for me to ask for money. For everything. It's not easy, especially since I was really proud of being (mostly) self-sufficient in the past. I've had to swallow that pride, because it's just not the important thing right now. Calling this journey a learning experience would be a vast understatement.

3. We're looking at apartments, and it's exciting. When I moved into my old one bedroom in Brooklyn, I had a suitcase and an air mattress for the first month. Everything else was acquired one-by-one, and more often than not out of necessity (Ikea) and not aesthetic choice. I'm really thrilled to be able to even conceptualize decorating my own place, start to finish, for the first time. I've never really had that opportunity, and I am all about vintage wallpapers and Pinterest right now. Plus, the town we're looking at apartments in (it's where Steve's office is located) is the most adorable picturesque place, and I've never really lived "on my own" anywhere that I wasn't afraid to go outside alone at night. So that's a brand new plus, too.

4. Fall wardrobe time (almost!). I couldn't wait to throw on this vintage sweatshirt today when it was too chilly to go without one. Boxes of boots and sweaters have arrived from America, and I'm really excited to start layering up my favorite autumn cozy outfits. It's my favorite season for clothes, and I am going to have to try really hard to suppress my urges to go shopping this year.

Things are happening, things are exciting, things are difficult, and the balance in between is life. Overall, it's a pretty good time.

Vintage Disney Sweatshirt (my own), Slip dress: Lerario Beatriz , Tights: H&M

1 comment :

  1. Wow you do sound quite busy! Looking forward to all the exciting upcoming things you have planned!


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