(Received lipstick complimentary from Influenster)
Happy Thursday, everyone! I know I have been slacking with my posts lately so I just wanted to give you an update on my life. Things have just been busy! Between having friends staying with me, my normal life, getting Dominik ready for Germany and prepping for my half marathon, I feel all over the place. I try to keep myself busy when Dom is gone so I won’t be as sad 😉 So after work, I am constantly trying to find something to occupy my time rather than sitting at home alone.
With that being said, this blog has definitely been taking the back burner! 1. Because my photographer is in Germany (lol) and 2. Because I haven’t really been shopping as much lately. I am going to Germany for Christmas this year and flights are outrageously expensive! So sadly, I’m having to cut back on my shopping so I can save for the flight and everything that goes with it. Also, I’m looking into taking face-to-face German lessons – which again, are outrageously expensive!! I haven’t committed yet but taking those will definitely push the blog a little further back, which I don’t want! I currently use Rosetta Stone and an app called Busuu but I’m needing more. Have you tried to learn German? It is seriously the most confusing and hardest language ever!
If you can’t tell, Germany is a huge topic in my life. Dominik was born and raised there and is only on contract in the United States until June 30th, so you can only imagine the stress this puts on our relationship. The few weeks leading up to him going back to Germany was extremely stressful because he was having meetings on his possible status of staying in the US. I’m not at liberty to discuss the details, but that is something we constantly have to think about. Are we going to stay in America? Are we going to move to Germany? Is he going to move and I stay? The dumb part about it is that there is nothing we can do at the moment to ease the stress so why do we worry? Especially me?? But it is because I am a planner and I want to plan our entire future out and know where we will be.
I currently feel as if I am juggling so much and not able to disperse my attention adequately. One thing that has been my struggle is how to balance this blog in my life. Like not making everything I do revolve around making sure I take photos, or buying things just because it would be great for the blog but not in my everyday activities, if that even makes sense. Or not stressing myself out when I don’t post everyday or don’t get a certain amount of likes on Instagram. This blog is merely about me sharing my things and my life with you. So there is no need to overthink it! But I think I get so worked up about it because this is almost like an outlet for me to not think about our future or what will happen with Dom’s job. So when I don’t invest my time in this, I find myself thinking and stressing over that. It’s a vicious cycle!
All that being said, I am so happy to share my life with you guys whenever I can and I am beyond thankful for each and every one you! You keep me inspired!