It’s been a while! Happy New Year….? lol. It’s good to be back! I just wanted to make a quick post to share what I’ve been up to.
1. We closed on our first home
Some of you my have heard on Twitter, but Brian and I closed on our first home in January! It was an extremely stressful and long road (we’ve been looking to buy a house for almost 2 years and the housing market here is insane) but we finally made it.
Our home is absolutely beautiful and I couldn’t be happier with it. Plus, I now have a new home and office (pictured above) that I get to decorate. 😉
2. I took time to recharge
We looked at houses on and off for a while, and our last stretch started back in December. While we were looking at houses (every weekend, and some weekdays too) I was tired and stressed and just didn’t feel like doing much else.
Once our offer was accepted on this house, I had a lot on my mind. So I decided to take some time away from blogging and social media (mostly) to reflect and recharge, especially after everything with the house. This was probably the best thing I could have done, because now I have a fresh, perspective and a new outlook. Now that I’m back in action, I gave my blog a fresh new look, too. I love that it feels like I’m getting a fresh start with everything!
3. I’m decluttering and organizing things
We’ve been in our home for about 3 weeks now, but we’re still unpacking boxes setting things up. Having a clean, new place with lots of empty and open space feels SO good. Instead of feeling like I want to fill it up, I actually feel like I want to keep it that way (mostly).
It’s an opportunity to get organized and to get rid of stuff I don’t need. If I don’t LOVE it or use it often then it has to go. That goes for my online work as well. I recently canceled some tools and services I had so that I could get back to basics, at least for a while.
4. I’ve been trying to balance everything
I find it really hard to balance everything I’m doing and I know I’ve been lacking in some areas. Health/fitness, family/friends, work, blogging and online biz, entertainment (I’ve been falling behind on shows, books, and movies), and moving/unpacking are just some of the things I’m working with. It’s time for me to get back on track!
What have you been up to?