Dark and early.

Doing an early post today, as I always seem to wake up extra early on days when I can sleep in. It’s 6:30am. and I’ve been up and laying here for about 25 minutes now just scrolling through social media. I honestly will probably go back to sleep after this post if I can.

Today my boyfriend and I are going to get pedicures and see the new Joker movie. We leave for vacation on Friday and this weekend pwe are getting ready to go! Yesterday we were shopping for him, and today I’ll have to find a new pink dress that matches his shirt.

When we go on cruises there’s always one “fancy night” where everyone gets dressed up and you can have professional pictures taken with tons of different back drops and props, and then you choose if you want to buy any or not. This year the color we chose is pink. The dress I have now is cute, but it’s reminds me more of a dress you wear to a club than a nice one so today I need to find a new one.

I’m so excited for this vacation with my boyfriend. I know I’ve been posting on Sunday’s for the last few weeks, but I won’t have internet/service on the boat as I prefer to not pay for that and just enjoy my time. When I come back I’ll get right back to it!

I don’t want to fall too hard into the post-vacation blues, so I have been making plans to have for when we get back! On the Saturday after we get back we’re having a Halloween party/ birthday party for my boyfriend. A couple weeks after that I’m going to see my tattoo artist to keep working on my sleeve. Towards the end of November I’ll probably start decorating for the holidays because Christmas lights make me happy. Depending on how broke I am after this cruise I’m hoping I might be able to escape to a beach somewhere for a weekend early in December or maybe in January, but we will see!

Alright well I’m going to go back to sleep now… hopefully. Let’s hope I’m able to find a dress and shoes later! ♡

Too tired.

I’m far too tired to write very much. I am waiting for my boyfriend to call me as he is over at his parents’ house right now. I feel like as soon as we hang up I’m going to fall asleep.

Today I had plans to hang out with a good friend today and although we didn’t do anything that we had originally planned to, we still had an awesome day.

All I can think about right now is vacation and I am getting so impatient! Also, I will not be blogging during our vacation this month as we will be unplugging from the world. I’m excited to spend time with my boyfriend and just be able to focus on us.

That’s all I feel like writing right now as my eyelids are heavy af. Goodnight, all! ♡

Waking up.

October is almost here! My boyfriend and I celebrate eight years together on the 2nd, and we have a cruise planned later on in the month! I’m not going to lie, life has been pretty stressful lately, but just knowing I have this vacation to look forward to makes it all worth it.

This will be the third cruise we have gone on together, and I always feel like our relationship gets even stronger after each trip. I’m sure it’s because it’s just us (and his family at times) for a week and we don’t have to worry about work at all during that time. We can focus on each other and relax together.

After vacation we will get to celebrate halloween, and then my boyfriend’s 25th birthday! I have to keep thinking of all of the events I have to look forward to, so I can try to not fall into a winter depression. This winter I really want to stay active and make sure I do things outside of my house. I feel like one of the main reasons for seasonal affective disorder is the lack of sunlight, as well as the lack of energy we are exerting. I personally hate the cold, but I wouldn’t mind going and meeting someone at the rec center to swim, or at a bowling alley!

Once it gets cold and gloomy outside, I often find it hard to even get out of bed, which makes it nearly impossible for me to want to drive anywhere. I will probably have to start a morning routine, whether it be working out or stretching, or even just taking a quick walk around the neighborhood to try to stay motivated and energized.

A benefit I have this year is that this December my best friend is moving back home, which makes me very happy! I feel like this winter will be much better than last year, because we know we will have each other to hang out with and motivate one another to stay positive! I know we will each have days that will be harder than others, but we can push each other to keep moving forward. ♡

Sleepy

Friday night I went out with my friend and we got drunk and ended up at Denny’s again! It was a great night but wow I got only about 3-4 hours of sleep. So yesterday I fell asleep at 3:45pm and set an alarm for 5:00pm as I had another friend who wanted to come over; when I woke up at 5 I had a message that she didn’t feel well and was going to stay home. So naturally I decided to go back to sleep.

Well, I slept for 17 total hours. I don’t think I’ve ever slept so much in my life and of course now I feel so exhausted. I got a large iced dark roast from Dunkin’ so I’m hoping that will help me, but man this hammock is so comfy!!

Luckily my boyfriend and I do have plans today to go visit some friends. One of them is moving to Japan for a year for school, so today we’re all getting together to wish him well on his adventure! I feel like I need to get out of the house and do more to wake up before we go, but it’s so dark and gloomy outside that I have no motivation. It definitely feels like a Sunday.

Weekends.

This was a really fun weekend! Friday night I went out with my friend and her boyfriend, and we got super drunk and played some pool. We ended up at Denny’s at 2am so you know it was a good night lol. I stayed over at her house that night and we went shopping with my mom the next day.

I splurged a bit on myself at the mall, and I don’t regret it one bit! I love my new shoes and clothes! I also got my boyfriend some fancy bbq sauce from Pepper Palace and a couple birthday gifts for my friend who is coming in town this week.

Life has been pretty great lately! I’m so thankful that I got through the summer months at work without having a complete break down. Literally I have only been at my job for a little under four months, and four people have quit. I just have been thinking long term, and how this time next year we won’t be in this mess and the office will be running accordingly. I’m also very happy to have a boss that appreciates me and who I genuinely like as a person.

Today I was up pretty early and I cleaned up around the house and did some laundry. After I showered I decided to go out and get a couple more things for my friend for her birthday, as well as get some candles for the house. I ended up getting some cute/funny socks for myself and my boyfriend as well that say “send noods” and have little bowls of noodles on them LOL. Overall, I’ve enjoyed the past few days, and I still have so many plans to look forward too! ♡

Looking forward

I have a lot of plans coming up, which is making me feel really happy and motivated. This upcoming weekend I’m going to a festival in my home-town with my childhood best friend and then we’re gonna go shopping the next day. That night my boyfriend and I are going to do our podcast with our friend which is always a good time.

The following weekend my best friend is coming in town for her birthday weekend and I’m so excited to see her and celebrate her 25th!! I also have another friend visiting from out of town so it should be great to catch up! I also have plans to go to an Expo in Chicago with a good friend that weekend!

Next month my boyfriend and I will celebrate eight years together, and we are going on another cruise! This is our third cruise together and I always feel like our relationship gets stronger whenever we have a long vacation together. Being away from people and the stress of every day life is very refreshing, and it almost feels like our relationship gets a nice detox.

After the cruise we’re gonna have a Halloween party, which honestly is always my favorite time of the year. I don’t care how old I am, I just love everything about fall/October/Halloween and I have no shame. We will also be celebrating my boyfriend’s 25th birthday! After that I’m gonna keep working on my sleeve and hopefully my boyfriend and I will be getting some new stuff for our house.

I know work and life may get stressful in between all of these exciting events, but just knowing that I have so many things to look forward to will make it easier to get though the hard days. ♡

Late

Well, I forgot to write yesterday… but I remembered today so there’s a plus! It’s Labor day so it kind of feels like the last day of summer in a way. It’s the last day for the pool to be open for the season, so I’m gonna go swim today with a couple friends and just enjoy the end of the long weekend.

Not gonna lie, I’m not looking forward to going to work tomorrow, but it is only a four-day week which makes it tolerable. Work has been extremely stressful, with another person quitting with no notice. I honestly have no idea how I’ve been doing so well with all of this. Again, I’m sure the medication has something to do with it, but I’m proud of myself for not having a complete mental breakdown.

I keep thinking back to when I visited my best friend a few months ago and we went to New Orleans and had Tarot Card readings. During my reading I was told that July and August would be very difficult months, and holy fuck was that accurate. Now that it’s September I’m hoping things will start to calm down and fall into place.

I’m keeping this one short today, as I just want to lay back and relax in my hammock with my heating pad on my back, because apparently I’m the oldest 24-year-old you’ll ever know. Literally though I’ve had insane back pain for the past week too which has been lovely. Hopefully this pain will be gone by the next time I’m writing. ♡