Hi all. Happppy Fridayyyyy! We made it through a super cold week and we’re looking straight ahead to our dear, dear friend the weekend yet again. Hell yes.
I am not going to lie, I have been a little nervous to write this post. I debated on sharing this with you all–but at the end of the day I want to be open and honest with my WW readers. If I’m not, then what is the point of all this? I want you to feel like we are in this together not only with everyday style but also some of the more personal aspects of life. So, that brings us to a life update that I need to share with you all! [I am just going to write this in one fell swoop, from start to finish-so it may not be the most organized rant, but it will be like a real unfiltered convo.. so bear with me. 🙂 ]
Last Friday was my last day at my full-time job as a controller of a company here in Lexington. Eek. I know accounting isn’t a thrilling career, but it is what I got my degree in from Transylvania University and it’s what I have made a living off of since I graduated. I had really grown to like the work I was doing as controller and I felt like I had a good handle on it. However, I was ready for some of the terms of my employment to change–ie: time off and pay. I only had 10 days off a year and that was very, very hard to juggle. In three years working there I had only received one 2% raise and my position was skipped during the last raise cycle. This was discouraging since my work had been praised. After some difficult talks with my boss and many sleepless nights I decided it was time to walk away from my position. It was not an easy decision. Very stressful in fact–I ended up getting a stomach bug and the flu during this time. Proof that stress can definitely lower your immune system? I think so, because you all.. that is the most sick I have been in a short amount of time in my whole life. (Thankfully, and knock on wood, I don’t get sick very often.) So, in the end, and with the full support of my family and friends and most importantly Ethan I knew–it was just time. Time to walk away. Time to end that chapter and start something new. I just turned 30 and we are right at the beginning of a brand new year.
Soooooo…. where does this put me? Well, in the spirit of transparency, I will tell you I don’t really know. I am not sure what I will be doing 6 months from now for income. [scary, I know] Ethan and I logged some serious hours at a coffee shop creating a spreadsheet (we titled it “LIFE”, haha) that tracks all of our current fixed expenses and income and came up with an updated plan on how to cover things for the foreseeable future. I understand that this means I will need to pull the reigns in on my spending–and let’s be honest, that’s not entirely a bad thing. (I have been known to shop lots and spend very freely on the social, entertainment and travel line items of a budget. Which, was…really fun, haha, but can be changed.) I know finances can be a touchy subject so maybe that was a little of an overshare (?) but hey, I told you I was going to lay it all out on the table and share with you all–so this is an honest as it gets. && I cannot begin to tell you how much it has meant having Ethan as a partner during this. His encouragement is priceless.
All this to say, that right now this puts me blogging. Blogging a lot! Putting everything I have into Weekend Wishing. Lots of effort that I just never have had the time for before. And, honestly, I LOVE it. I could not be enjoying it more.
This explains why you have been seeing a lot more of me in the past few days, right? I have been adding things to my Instastory constantly and I have managed to have a post up on the blog every day this week–something I have never accomplished before. I really love it and I hope to grow my income from WW so I can continue along this path. I appreciate my readers so much. You all have been the reason why I have continued to post on my Instagram account and made the push to create a space on the internet for Weekend Wishing. && now more than ever, I would love to have your continued support. I am all hands on deck. If there is something you would like from me let me know–whether that be a blog post topic you’d like for me to cover or a item you’re in need of and want me to search the internet for–I’m happy to do it. I am really looking forward to being available and getting to connect with you all more!
Thank you for reading my little diary post. I would be lying if I said I didn’t tear up time or two while typing this. Like I said, it’s scary haha! But, for the time being I feel good about where I am. I am happy to be creating content for you all that I feel proud of and I hope you all are enjoying it!
So. Hey, 2018. I see you. I’m here. Let’s do this! Who’s with me?!