Coffee date, #hashtaghumpday, whatever you want to call this “life update” series. I’m honestly writing the majority of these posts (you know, all two of them) in the office after work. I consider this my quiet space where I’m able to focus, as well as take time for myself to write and reflect midst all the hecticness of life. In any case, this “life update” series has a working title, so bear with me while I play around with different names for it.
The struggle of balancing work, class, life, and blog is real. I’ll be the first to admit I haven’t paid my blog much attention since I found out I would be moving to Sacramento. I went on and on about it in my last post, and before I start up again I’m going to stop myself right now.
So… no one told me how much it rained here. Oregon and Washington, of course. But California? Aren’t we supposed to be in a drought and desperate for rain? I could count how many times I wore my rain jacket in Colorado on one hand, though now it has become an essential clothing article every single day. I am not complaining because I understand how much this state needs the rain, yet I have to admit I’m rather surprised that I battle getting washed away on my drive to work most mornings.
Months ago, Jake’s birthday plans to visit Lake Tahoe seemed so distant and in another unimaginable world where I was actually in Sacramento and we both had jobs that financially allowed us to go on this trip. Tonight, we pack up the car and head to the cabin for a fun-filled weekend of snow, snow, snow. It hardly seems real that the time has arrived—I couldn’t be more excited! Jake’s two best friends from Southern California will be joining us (they flew out to see him last year on his birthday, too) and I’ve never felt so accepted by a group of guys.
We’ll return to one last night on our air mattress at his family’s house and then finally—finally—he and I will move into our own place to call home. That’s right, we’ve found a somewhere to live! Our apartment even has a nook off the living room and I’ve already started Pinteresting ideas to transform it into my little office. It’s been 164 days since I’ve been able to say I have my own place and for the first time ever, I’ll get to share it with my partner. I’m even making a list of things to do (most of which includes cooking, decorating, and dancing to Taylor Swift). Seems like a good blog series, yeah?
Speaking of blog, I have more exciting news. Yes, I’m positively bubbling with excitement today and I hope you’re smiling as you read this just like I’m smiling as I’m writing it. As much as it seems I’ve been neglecting this beloved blog of mine, I promise I haven’t entirely ignored it. There’s quite a bit going on behind the scenes and I was planning on it being a complete surprise… but I’m bad at keeping secrets so here goes. Lex Be Livin’ is getting a gigantic make over! It should be ready within the next two weeks and I sincerely believe it will knock your socks off. Erin of Two Thirds Hazel has done a fantastic job and I’m revamping my brand, structure, and, well, pretty much everything. New city, new job, new life, new blog!
Now as I finish up this post it’s well into Thursday afternoon and my work to-do list is ever growing. Still lovin’ my career and I’m feeling confident how well I’ve done (yes, I’m proudly tooting my own horn). For instance, two days ago I was asked to create a comprehensive digital strategy and social media campaign portfolio for a company I knew next to nothing about. Oh, and it was due within twenty-four hours. My jaw dropped, but I quickly picked it up off the floor and got to work. I will be presenting the finished project to several of the company owners here in an hour and I must say, I am so proud of my diligent work efforts to successful make this happen. I love the work I do, even if it means fourteen hour days and wanting to pull my hair out sometimes.
I know I’ve said it before and you can count on me that I’ll say it again: thank you to all who follow me (even when I’m sporadically posting) and supporting me through this big life change. This is an incredible network and I am so appreciative of each and every one of you.