Hi! It's been a while.
We've been busy this summer! We've done some traveling. We had a really beautiful vacation in Tulum when Walt and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary in June. And all four of us are leaving next week to spend a few days in New Orleans and visit my sister-in-law, brother-in-law, and their dog, who is basically their child (a.k.a my niece.) We also remodeled our kitchen, which I promise to post very soon, even though most of you have seen the progress of it on Instagram. But have you seen the before and after pictures?! It's quite the transformation, if I do say so myself.
I've been wanting to write for a while now but haven't really felt inspired to. I prefer blog posts with depth and, for me, that usually means I write when I'm going through a tough time. Writing (even though I'm not very good at it) has always been a way for me to work through an issue. Once I'm able to read my own thoughts out loud, I'm able to move forward from it. It's been a relatively good season, hence the reason it's been quiet over here. Walt and I did have a minor setback (typical marital problems) a few weeks ago that threw me for a loop. I hate arguing, so any time we do I panic. I have to learn that couples will fight and it's completely normal, and actually healthy, to do so. I want to treat him with more respect than I have been so I've been working on doing that with the help of my therapist. Marriage takes work guys! Ouf. Some days it feels like I'm dating my best friend and other days I want to run for the hills. What I do like about him and me, however, is how committed we are to each other and our kids, no matter how bad the aruguments are.
The kitchen remodel has led us to do small projects around the house. Like fixing up the kids' rooms, which meant lots of painting for me! I think Walt and I do best when we can focus on something together and, for us, that's working on the house. It's like instant gratificaiton and I think we're both addicted to it. Well me more than him. Poor guy, just goes along with mostly every idea I come up with.
Another exciting thing I'm doing is taking real estate courses. I just started last week but it's been very interesting and educational so far. Ideally, I'd like to finish my design degree (I only have like a semester left!) once Felix is in preschool. So I'm thinking if I could get my real estate license and have some experience working in that field, I could apply it to what I want to do later on, which is flip houses. Now only if I had some capital to work with! Haha. I'm trying not to get too ahead of myself - something I struggle with constantly. I have to say, it's been nice to think of how my life will be outside of being mom and wife. There is absolutely nothing wrong with staying at home for the rest of your life, if that's the plan you choose. It takes a special kind of person to do that and what I've come to realize is it's not for me. I love the flexibilty that comes with being a homemaker and all the hobbies I've been able to do, but once both kids are in school I'd like to work in a design-related profession. More importantly, I'd like to contribute to my household, financially, more than I have been. I started working when I was 17 and I miss getting a physical paycheck. Anyway, I'm rambling at this point but I just wanted to give you an update with what's been going on with me. How about you? Any new endeavors you're pursuing? If so, how are you balancing them with home life? I'm curious as to how people, especially moms, do this day in and day out. Teach me your ways!