"Life as we know it, it's going good. That's an understatement, it's going better than I ever thought it could."
I've been thinking a lot about how I pictured my future when I was 20. Five years ago I thought I would probably have a couple kids, be a stay at home mom and have a husband who was either in school or working. And while these are all true, and I'm so happy my life turned out how I pictured it, there are so many things that are better than I ever imagined.
Being married has honestly been the most fun thing I have ever done. Our life isn't perfect, but at the end of the day I get to spend everyday with my best friend who is just as weird and goofy as I am. Life can get a little too serious, and it's good to have someone you can laugh with. And boy howdy do Alex and I laugh!! Motherhood always seemed like this far off place that was such a long way for me, even though I wanted it so badly. Then it happened. And it was everything I wanted and more!
I'm not saying I look down on working moms, I respect them just as much as I respect any mom, but for me I never pictured myself running a business and being a mom. It was never in my plan. Key word there my plan. But sometimes His plan is greater than our plan. I'm not any less of a mom for doing something for me. It doesn't make me selfish, it doesn't make me distracted. Luckily this business fits my life perfectly. And not the other way around!
So yes I have so many roles, and different things that make me, me. I guess you could say I wear quite a few hats (you see what I did there?). Which is good because I love hats ;) If you can't tell already. Kind of, sort of obsessed with this one. I love a good sturdy fedora. Zaful has so many cute ones that are ultra cheap!!!! You've probably noticed a theme in my recent posts, cheap cute things. What can I say, I'm a thrifty spender! ;)
I've noticed recently that my posts are starting to be more and more scattered brained, but then I realized "Isn't that part of what makes me, me?" Yep, add scatter brained to the list.
It's actually crazy that in the first time since forever, I've actually been loving all the snow we've been getting. Maybe it was last year's green Christmas, or maybe it's watching Calvin look at the snow with absolute fascination, whatever the reason, I can't get enough of it!
The one thing however I am not exactly looking forward to is the Winnipeg (or should I say Winterpeg) weather. I've grown up with cold winters, but Winnipeg is freezing!!!!!!!!!! I'm pretty much just going to wear this hat and scarf all day, everyday to keep myself warm ;) I mean come on, it's got a pompom!!! I have my eye on a few other cute one's on Zaful. I mean you can't have too many hats. Am I right?
this dress is SO 2015 in the blogging world, but I finally got my hands on one and that makes me chuffed. I was a little worried about how it was going to look on, but I really love the fit! Rosegal has so many cute fall pieces that I can't get enough of right now! If you have not heard of Rosegal then where have you been? It's pretty much go-to place for trendy pieces.
It all started in November when I launched my business Lips by Beks (you can learn all about that decision here). Very quickly Alex and I felt that this business was going to be a huge blessing for our family. I was building my confidence, while doing something I absolutely love. As much as I love being a mom, I wanted something that was for me, and this was perfect. I quickly came to realize that I wanted the same thing for Alex.
Then 3 weeks ago I went out to talk to an old school friend of mine. She asked about Alex and what he was doing and I told her he was job searching. Then I mentioned something I hadn't thought of since 3 years previous. "He actually may go back to school to study Sports Business Management." Um where the heck did that come from? I literally forgot about that program I had found in years previously, but there I was talking about it. Little did I know, Alex was having the exact same conversation with my sister in law. Coincidence, I don't think so.
The more we talked about it the more it felt right. Alex has never been a fan of school, and I don't blame him for that, but this program is only for a year and you automatically get a co-op which you either get bridged into after you graduate, or get an amazing reference and experience! I've never met someone as hard working and as dedicated than Alex. He's someone who you have to spend time with to truly see his immeasurable value. Someone may have better qualifications on a stupid piece of paper, but I can guarantee they will not be as dedicated and constant as Alex.
Now onto the moving part. I've mentioned many times on this blog how much I am sick and tired of this apartment. So we've been looking to see if we could actually afford renting a townhouse. We ideally didn't want to move until we could afford buying, but sometimes you have to make changes to your original plan. We found a beautiful group of townhouse literally down the street from us for an amazing price!! It would only be $600 more a month then what we are paying now, and it 3 times the size, has a finished basement, a backyard, a community pool, and a perfect living space for what we are looking for! We went for a viewing yesterday and fell instantly in love. We're hoping we will be moving in by early spring.
All this to say, God sees the whole picture. And although there are elements to all this that are scary, we're mostly excited and willing to put our full trust in him. I can not wait to see what the future holds for us! Everything has just been happening so fast, but I know this all happened at the perfect timing.
Have you noticed that I am kind of uncomfortable with posting "style posts" unless I tell my life story!!!! ;) Also can we just take a moment and talk about the embroidery details on this dress! I can't get enough of dresses recently! Especially ones from Gamiss!
I'm seriously at the point where I'm considering not even put up the tree since we're going to Winnipeg. Am I a horrible person for doing that? Ugh, I don't know.
I may not be prepared in terms of decor and Christmas gifts, but I have my whole holiday outfits picked and ready. Yep I'm shallow. And yep, I don't care. I may just have to wear this dress for the entire month ;) Zaful has so many gorgeous holiday dresses that are such a bargain!!