As the World Rambles On: June Edition
Written by: Brenna, Callie and Kenzie
We would like to think our lives are Soap Opera series-worthy but let's be real... It's 2018, I'm 25 and straight up stru.gguh.lingg. I can't speak for Callie and Kenzie because they are cool and I sure as hell don't want to put that struggle voodoo on them. So you can see later on in the post about how they are holding up being a post-grad loser like me.
R&R followers: Be prepared for a real life update every month! I mean we want y'all to feel connected to us. Whether it's through our adventures or by seeing that we are normal, below average people. Reach out! Let us know all the things! Yes, Debbie and Laurie, we know you already know our lives but you're our mothers and we just need you to act surprised... Lurv you and thank you for creating us. You should be so proud.
I'm still obsessed with OrangeTheory Fitness and consistently go 3-4 times a week. If I don't, I feel like I'm cheating myself. Wedding planning is going right along. Do I change my mind every other day about what color linens I want? Absolutely. Do I feel like a crazy person for being worried about having the right amount of contrast between my colors when literally no one cares about that except for me? HELL YES. Whatever, I'm writing it off as "Well you have a Type A personality... What do you expect?"
If we are being serious, I'm experiencing a slight quarter life crisis. I don't know what I want to do career wise and it's KILLING me. God is clearly shouting from Heaven, "WOMAN, slow your roll, I GOTCHU" but y'all, I hate not having the answers right away. Thankfully, God shows some serious grace because I'd be so annoyed. If someone asked me right now what I've learned this year, I'd immediately half-shout, "Patience"! For. Freaking. Real. In other news, I was feeling a bit suffocated creatively, so I bought a new iPad and Apple Pencil. Best idea ever and I have seriously stepped my hand lettering game up. Please reach out to me if you need a pretty quote because I want all the practice!
June was a bit of a crazy month for me. Just as I was starting to settle in to being a wife (and living full time with a boy! Which can sometimes be really annoying) and adjusting to living in Fort Worth, I was back on a plane this time to Peru. I went for one of my friend’s weddings and spent a whole week traveling around and enjoying her wedding day.
In other news I finally got my wedding photos back and I may or may not have cried while scrolling through them. Be prepared to see loads more in later posts but here's a snippet!
Since then I’ve been trying to launch my own business! (Shameless plug: go check out my website and tell me what you think!) It’s been incredibly slow-going but it’s a venture that I really believe in so I’m excited to see where it all leads! Other than that I’ve been trying to find a “real” job. I had hoped my business would take off and that could be my full-time job but that’s not looking like it will happen any time soon. So I’m on the hunt! And finding a job has always been a struggle for me. I’m hoping to hear back from a few positions this week. Wish me luck!
So June went on much like the rest of this year so far. I got a small raise at work which is great but when I think too hard about my job, I get sad because it's not what I want to do for the rest of my life, but I don't know what I want to do for the rest of my life so it's a real dilemma. Much like Brenna, I'm trying to keep myself from spiraling into a full-blown quarter life crises. Need to wait at least two more years for that.
As part of this oncoming crisis however, I bought a 1978 Volkswagen Van from eBay! I've wanted a VW van for about ten years now and I accidentally ended up winning the auction for this one. I'll do a whole post about it later, but it got here literally two days ago and it's a-dor-a-ble. Remember that garden I had with my friend? I'm pretty much over that. It's so hot outside and doesn't really seem worth it. Coming up in my life, I'm going to actually try to get in shape. I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it again, but I'm saying it here! Also next up, a trip to Marfa in November. Should be fun! I've settled into a routine what with early work and then coming home to be lazy all day that I don't really like so I'm going to change that. Or at least try. Fingers crossed I follow through on SOMETHING.
Well there you have it! Our June life update. Hopefully by the end of July, I’ll have my wedding dress in, Callie will find a job and Kenzie will be even more of a hot sassy mama!
Stay tuned Ramblers!