Staying positive in the madness

Today I am struggling. Struggling to stay positive and optimistic. A week and a half ago, I woke up to a flooded kitchen and utility room in our new house. For 5 days, we had huge fans all through the kitchen (6 fans total with an additional 2 in the crawl space under the house) to get the floor dry. It’s been 5 days since they were taken out and we were left with only the subfloor. 

The process to get a new floor put it has been so immensely stressful – mainly because this was NOT on the schedule to do right now. Updating and remodeling the kitchen was on the bottom of the “things to do in our new house” list. As I am scheduling meetings with contractors, I just can’t help but think of what I would rather be spending this money on.

But I am trying to be positive. I’m trying to just make the best of the situation and think of the amazing NEW floor we will have after this. I am praying that God will give me the strength and the patience for Eric and I to make it through this (small, I’m sure, to others) difficult time where I feel like everything is just chaos. 



Loving the clothes I’m in

Loving What I Wear
As I was getting dressed this morning, I realized that I just am just so underwhelmed with my closet. I am so tired of looking at my closet and not being excited about what I am seeing. I want to love my closet. And I want it to be a struggle to get dressed every day. And not because I feel my closet is boring, but because I have amazing pieces that I am in love with. 
Over the next couple of months, I am going to be doing a serious purge of my closet and really just doing some serious thinking about the pieces I want to buy. There are some really crucial wardrobe pieces that I just don’t own. And as someone in the retail industry, it’s important to me to be able to have the things that I stress to my clients that they need.
I don’t know that I want to necessarily do a capsule wardrobe, because it’s not really my style to just wear “basics”. But I do believe that every wardrobe needs to have certain pieces. And to start, that is what I am going to focus on. But I am making the commitment that unless I absolutely love it, I am not going to purchase it. Or leave it in my closet. 

A little overwhelmed..

Gosh. I just have so many ideas and things I want to do. Sometimes it can get so overwhelming and stressful deciding how to prioritize and how I am going to divide my time up! 

I am so thankful for the opportunity to be able to do the things I love and to pursue my passions. But when I am in the midst of it, and going through the every day, day-to-day, it can be hard to maintain perspective!

I wish that I could snap my fingers and everything I need to have done today be done, but sadly I don’t possess that power. Making lists is how I survive. I cannot even begin to say how many lists I make a week! Holy moly. The number is great.

So now, I am going to rest my brain and get back to the grind in the AM!



The Process

So my husband and I have decided to buy a house. And let me just say.. I am extremely nervous about this decision. Previously, we have only rented the places we lived. When something went wrong, or needed to be fixed, we simply sent an e-mail or filled out a form online and requested for someone else to deal with it. Now, we will be the ones having to take care of any problems or issues that arise. And that is SCARY! 

But aside from all the scary parts, I’m truly excited about the process. Being able to step back and say “this is my house” and know that it’s yours and you can make any changes you want. That’s an amazing feeling. 

We have found that we are much more particular about things in a house than we initially thought. And I definitely thought the search would be easier. But as each day passes, I get a little more anxious about finding something. We are excited to find a house and to start living our life in a house. 

So, if you guys don’t mind, keep our house search in your prayers!