When Jake and I were planning our wedding, we made the decision to postpone our honeymoon and not take it directly after the big day. We made this decision because it would give us time to save for a better, bigger trip and because Jake was still in school for his apprenticeship at that point so we wanted to wait until he finished. (And I recommend this option to anyone that will listen because it made the post-wedding blues much easier to handle!) So, on June 16, 2019 we headed out for our greatest adventure – our Thailand honeymoon!
Welcome to 2019! Is it just me or is there something shiny and exciting about a fresh start to a new year? Not knowing what lies ahead (good or bad) but forging on anyways to continue your story!
I feel like we’ve all become a little cynical… All over social media I’m seeing these kinds of memes:
But I refuse to give in to the negative expectations! We’ve got 365 days in 2019 to experience and if 2018 was any indicator for me, anything can happen!
While I’ve never been one to make New Year’s Resolutions – or any goals for that matter… On report cards I used to always get in trouble for leaving the “goals” section blank – I’ve decided to set some for 2019. But I’m calling them New Year’s Maybes instead. Because New Year’s Resolutions sounds too concrete and I just can’t make that sort of commitment!
So, here are my five New Year’s Maybes I’ve made for 2019!
What. a. year.
2018 was a crazy one, to say the least. It was the year that I started as a Nobes and will be ending as a Spencer! What’s crazier than that?
Here are just a few big things that changed in just 12 months in my life…
As most of you know by now, I was recently married this year to my fantastic hubby who I had been dating for almost 8 years. And so, hopefully most of you can forgive me for being almost completely radio silent on this blog for the past 12 months, due to wedding planning.
Wedding planning was a process that was exhilarating, exciting and exhausting all at the same time. It made me feel giddy, impatient and broke all at the same time too!
A few years ago I saw a really interesting clip from part of the Steve Harvey Show. The episode was about love and marriage with Pastors Rich and DawnChere Wilkerson (who preformed Kim and Kanye’s wedding, by the way).
In the episode they talk about love languages and how important it is to speak your partner’s love language.
I have always loved to write.
When I was little, I would write short stories for fun in my bedroom. I wrote these stories as a way to pass the time when I was bored.
In school, English was always my favourite subject. I loved communicating my answers through writing and describing my perspective.
In College, I went to school for Public Relations, a program that focuses on communication and has a heavy amount of writing.
And so now, as an adult in my career, I decided I needed to find a way to write more and get back the satisfaction I feel after writing. This blog has been amazing for that, but it wasn’t enough. I wanted to channel my love for writing in a different way: the actual writing itself.
So, for Christmas, I asked for a brush lettering kit and my lovely parents bought me one and I haven’t put it down since!
I’ve had the time of my life…
…planning our wedding! If you know me, you know I am organized beyond belief in almost every aspect of my life. Well, wedding planning has been no exception. According to my wedding planning book (aka wedding bible), I am just starting my 4-5 months out checklist. We are almost 8 months out from the actual day.
I am only able to be this ahead, though, with the help of some amazing tools.
Subscription boxes. They are all the rage right now… You’ve probably seen FabFitFun, BarkBox or another box advertised on your social media at one point in time.
Nowadays there is a subscription box for all interests like sewing, vinyl records and book clubs. And there is a box for everyone including men, women, parents, teens, children, pets. You can find a full list of subscription boxes and reviews on My Subscription Addiction.
I finally jumped on the band wagon and tried out a subscription box – the Stay Creative Box.
So far, 2017 has been my favourite year. Lots of changes happened, but all the good changes that you hope will happen at some point in your life!
April 24, 2017. 8 months ago. The date of my last blog.
But don’t worry – I’m baaaack!