In the past two months, I traveled through Europe, got engaged, relocated to a new city, moved in with a significant other for the first time, started a ‘traditional’ job, and turned the dreaded 25 (yup, I’m officially a quarter through life and feel like I have few things figured out).
There were so many life changing moments in such a short amount of time, I wanted to be 100% present for all of them. Hence, why I decided to take a break from posting on the blog. Now that I am settling into my new normal, I am feeling re-inspired and ready to get back to what I love most!
I am doing a whole post about my relationship with Richie and our engagement, so keep an eye out for that this week! I will say that Richie nailed the proposal, every detail of my wedding has been planned for years, and my friends are the happiest because I am no longer obsessing over when he will ask. Congrats to all my fellow bride-to-be’s!
Richie graduated from dental school in June after over 9 years of schooling. I have never seen someone with so much determination and genuine love for his career. I feel so privileged to be by his side as he continues to grow and succeed. If I haven’t lost you after that cheesiness, then let’s get to the good stuff…
We’re living in downtown Denver and couldn’t be happier with our spot. We’re both born and raised in Orange County, so moving to a new state semi-permanently, was already a big transition for us (plus I have never experienced seasons, so wish me luck during winter).
Onto the actual logistics of moving in with someone. First tip! You both need to sort through all of your things BEFORE you move in. Might seem like common sense but we missed the boat on that one. This whole week has been a scene out of When Harry Met Sally, going 10 rounds over everything from a coffee table to Richie’s basketball from high school. Second tip! Pick your battles and don’t be a hoarder. Realize that less is more, and it is more exciting to create a new space together instead of keeping everything from the past. I will not sugar coat it, it has been difficult. Allow yourselves a couple weeks to adapt, then everything will settle into place.
I’ll be honest, I do not like change. “Change is good, change builds character….” I understand all that, but I am and always will be a creature of habit. So, although all of these changes are wonderful, it is A LOT to process. I know I am not the only one going through these same transitions. Figuring out how to somewhat “adult” is not easy my friends!
I look forward to sharing more of my personal life as it continues to evolve! Also, I will gladly accept any Denver/Colorado recommendations you guys have! Thank you so much for reading! XX