This morning, Tyler was sitting on the couch watching TV and I was sitting at our barely used dining table working on my blog. This past couple of days, I haven’t really lifted my head from my laptop. I recently invested in chloédigital, which is a tech support and strategy membership for influencers. If I’m paying hundreds of dollars monthly towards something, you bet I’m going to take it seriously. I’ve been slowly changing a lot of things on the backend to make my blog more SEO friendly. It’s been quite a headache if you ask me.
Tyler paused the TV, looked at me, and asked “Are you happy?”. I was so zoned out on my blog that I looked at him and was just thinking about how long we’ve been together. We started dating in August 2019, and considering today is July, my face lit up and I yelled out, “We’ve been together for almost a year now?!” Wow. Crazy – time flies. It feels like we’ve been together for probably 6-8 months.
Now back to his question – of course, I’m happy. I’m happy about my family, my friends, my blog, my job – everything. There’s really nothing I can complain about.
Of course, I’m happy!
Today is the first time in a while where both of us aren’t rushing out the door. Tyler started a new job last month and for a while, he was leaving around 7 am. Sometimes I try to get up first so I’m not stuck making the bed. I’m not quite sure why that’s such a chore for me even though it takes a minute to do. Besides not wanting to make the bed, I’ve come to realize that I’m pretty lazy when it comes to domestic work. I’m definitely not lazy when it comes to work or my blog; however, when it comes to cleaning up after myself… Let’s not talk about it. I guess what I’m trying to say is if there comes a time one of us has to be a stay-at-home parent, let’s just hope that I’m the breadwinner of the family.
What I’m Grateful For
Last month was a lot to take in. Some people come and go in your life, and it’s okay. Today, I’m grateful for…
My mom always taught me that family is the most important thing – followed by having a stable and successful career. My dad and stepmom also stress the importance of family. I suppose it’s our culture to put an emphasis on family, but nonetheless, I love my family. I love my mom, dad, stepmom, and all my siblings.
My dad, stepmom, and brothers were in town for a couple of days this week. They have a house in California, so they usually spend the whole summer there. They were in town this week because my brothers had to return books and clean out their lockers at school. You know – stuff you would typically do on your last day of school, but because of the pandemic, they didn’t get the chance to.
Besides my immediate family, I’m also grateful for my extended family. My cousin Tammie is always fun to catch up with and talk to. One of the things I love so much about her is that she’s level headed. I miss her so much – I can’t wait for the pandemic to be over so I can go visit her.
I love my friends – both new and old. Last week, I went over to a friend’s house for a small get-together and it was so nice! We had a barbecue and played some board games. Side note: I miss hosting monthly game night – I will definitely be having them again once the pandemic is over.
I have also been grabbing lunch with some of my old friends to catch up. It’s been so long since I’ve seen them. I have also been making new friends too – which was a surprise to me. Many people have told me that making friends post-college is difficult, but I find it no different to how it was in college, haha. I love the friends I’ve been making and I love our coffee dates.
My blog is my baby – one that I’ve poured so much sweat and tears to. This blog has brought me so many opportunities that I never thought in a million years could. It wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for all my readers. Besides all the fun opportunities, Tyler and I wouldn’t be dating if he didn’t stumble upon my blog, but that’s a story for another time. One for the near future, hopefully. *wink wink*
I’m grateful for my job and I love my supervisors to death. I recently upgrade from having an end table to an actual desk to NOW having my own office. It’s still in the works of decorating and all of that, but be on the lookout for a post about my own office. I’m so excited. Although knowing me, I like things organized, clean, and simple – I probably won’t decorate much anyways, but we will see!
I hope to succeed in my career – I never want to stay in a position for too long. I get so rallied up about my future that I just want to throw myself into a pit fire. This probably doesn’t make sense, but I get so excited that I just want to push myself harder!
I don’t want to sound like one of those sappy, gross, gooey girls that are totally in love with their boyfriends – so I’ll spare you the deets. I love Tyler. He’s so silly sometimes, like how he asked me if I was happy out of nowhere this morning. What a weirdo, haha. I’m just kidding.
Sometimes I look at Tyler and think about how I want to cook and clean for him. You know – be the ultimate housewife so he can just relax when he gets home from a long day at work. Then, I realize how I don’t know how to cook. Perhaps I can help out with the trash sometimes. I keep telling myself, “Okay, I’ll start learning how to cook next week.” Then next week comes, and I’ll tell myself, “Okay, I’ll start next week when things slow down at work”. Frankly, Tyler does a better job around the house than I do, but that’s still no excuse.
On another note, I’ve been reading a lot of wedding-related blog posts – more specifically, Diana Elizabeth & Lauryn Evarts. We’re not engaged yet, but I’m already planning Tyler and I’s wedding. I even told Tyler that it’s going to be a small wedding – probably under 20 people and he’s totally fine with it. Haha, it’ll probably be a while before all of this happens.
We’re planning on buying a condo or townhome by the end of this year, so we’ll definitely have our hands full, hehe.
Anyways, we are off to lunch at Doughbird! So yes, I’m happy.