So much has happened since I last updated! Well, 2017 as a whole was super crazy for me, actually. I thought about it a few weeks ago… three surgeries, a wedding, quitting my job, traveling to Florida and South Carolina (multiple times), oh and moving 12+ hours away from everyone and everything I’ve ever known.
In my last post, I outlined my health throughout the past year of my life. This is a continuation of that same idea, except this time I get to talk about our wedding! The planning process has gone pretty smooth with only a few bumps along the way. Everybody involved has been so great to us – from our vendors to our bridal party and families. Without giving too much away, here’s an update of what’s been going on.
Hi! It’s certainly been a while. It seems like ever since Erik & I got engaged in May of 2016 that everything has been absolutely crazy. All of the obvious stresses that come with planning a wedding have certainly played a role, but there was an entire separate situation that I kept to myself that spanned from January 2016 through to February 2017. If you are a friend of mine on Facebook, you might have heard about it, but in case you haven’t, here’s the story:
I was driving to a wedding last Saturday and realized that I totally forgot to post this recipe! Last week was so hectic. I was sick for most of the week due to gallstone complications (I still have no idea what triggered it), then I had to shoot a wedding on Saturday in north Jersey and had to attend a wedding in Pennsylvania on Sunday before driving back home on Sunday night to make it to work on time on Monday morning. So, I apologize for the delay!
I must have started this post 20 times already. I would get a sentence or two deep, become unsure of what I was saying, then find myself deleting everything and closing up my laptop thinking, “I’ll come back to this later.” I’m not exactly sure why it’s been so difficult to write a simple update on what’s been going on in my life for the past 2 and a half months. It’s just been one of those mental blocks, I suppose. I’m here now, and I’m ready to tie up some loose ends.
I’ve always said that I won’t force myself to put together a post on this blog if I didn’t feel like it was 100% natural. That’s still true, but that was not the case throughout this past month or so. I wanted to sit down and write almost every single day, but there were both good and bad things keeping me from doing so. Today, I’m going to tell you about those things. Beginning with the bad…
Hello! It’s certainly been a while. February was very busy for us. I feel like I’ve said this a thousand times already, but it’s true! The most time consuming task throughout the entire month of February was our move. It’s been a long process going back as far as August (with all of the cleaning and painting) and I’m so glad that we’re nearing the end of it.
There’s not much you can do during a blizzard except to wait it out, which is always fine with me. It doesn’t take much to convince me to stay warm inside for a weekend as opposed to going out and battling the 2+ feet of snow that’s falling sideways due to high winds. So when most of New Jersey woke up last Sunday morning to snow as high as their car’s roof, Erik told me to get dressed because we were going for a ride.
This season has been so incredibly busy for me! Between holidays, Disney, and being hired for a handful of photo shoots recently, I haven’t had much time to sit and catch up with this blog. Hopefully I will be able to be a little bit more consistent from now on now that we’ve officially entered the calm before the Christmas storm.
It’s been too long! Wow, okay so I feel really bad about taking so long to make this post. There has just been so much going on. Just a week after our trip to Sleepy Hollow, Erik & I hopped on a plane to Orlando, Florida with his family to spend 8 days in Disney World! The trip was planned over the span of about 16 months. This was crucial for me due to my dietary restrictions and other symptoms and side effects of living alongside Hashimoto’s. With that said, this post will outline how I survived 8 days in Disney World with thyroid disease.