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The start of 2019 has been a little less than ideal, and much more bumpy than I ever expected. I went into 2019 hoping and wishing for the best after a super roller coaster of 2018. But I didn’t get my wish and I’m still trying to turn things around. I have been missing around here and honestly really uninspired. I figure at least an update is in store, even if it only covers surface level happenings. We all hit points in life like this, and taking a step forward is important.
January started with a bit of stress. I started a job working for a little clothing boutique, but under all the expectations and anxiety, I buckled. It didn’t work out and I felt guilty, but I’ve been working on me and figuring out what might be best in the future. Sean was looking for work for weeks without success. We continued on despite all of that. We ended up selling a lot of Sean’s gaming room items, which helped us get by in February. I’m happy to be at home and continue taking care of the dogs on a daily basis. Maggie had an incident with her shoulder and it took her weeks to heal. She’s okay now and back to her perky self but that was the second stressful thing that happened.
Then, after that hardship, we were behind on our phone bill by what I thought was only a month. But because it was almost 60 days- we were shut off for a short amount of time. Although to be honest, it made me appreciate my phone and technology even more. I feel really bad that happened in the first place, but we didn’t have a way to remedy it before.
Lately, we’ve been making plans or getting ready to make plans to move. I won’t tell you how many times it’s been since we got married (almost every year)… so a lot and it’s usually for a specific reason. We’d really like to settle down, but we are antsy people who like to get fresh scenery as well. Our move might be local, or it might not be. We really have no idea. We’d like to save some money though, and the farther away from Portland you are, the cheaper and more value you get for your money. That’s something we have to weigh, with the fact that I don’t drive, the work location, etc. I’m just excited to leave this apartment complex after coming back to it. We have horrible upstairs neighbors that stomp and yell and wrestle and we hear everything, all of the time! The only time we get a break from the noise is when they aren’t home. We also got placed near the playground and live around a lot of kids too, which isn’t really our jam. I just want a new space and for a better value. I’m sick of paying so much money and not even feeling comfortable, and being angry at the noise constantly.
In the meantime, I’ve been ‘working’ with a friend of mine (and starting a blog post all about it TBA) who runs a custom printwear business called Lewis Printwear. Amber is fantastic, sweet and timely, and she loves her work! Go check out what she has and you can reach out to me if you’d like a discount code. I’m sure we have one for ya! She has so many designs, customs and pre made tees, tanks, hats, accessories and decals and more to come… Tell her I sent ya! Resizing images and being a brand rep for her has been keeping me busy. If you happen to be interested just feel free to email me (find it in the sidebar or on my contact page).
I’ve been brainstorming on some more topics where I can be of help and fill you all in on the highlights of my life, as well as parts you missed because I didn’t share them. I hope you’ll tell me below if there’s something you’d like me to write about or something you’re struggling with where I can be of service. You can also grab my free Grow Through Life desktop wallpaper.
I’m simply hoping that after we move, things will take an upturn. Send us good vibes and prayers or whatever you believe in.