Move

I Wish Someone Had Told Me… How to Move Across the Country in 2 Weeks!

Weirdly no one writes about how to move across the country in 2 weeks!

Recently, my fiancé accepted a new job…on the other side of the country. Like all good corporate America positions, there was a lot of back and forth and no set start date. So instead of going nuts looking for places and packing our home – we waited to hear if he actually got the job. When they called to tell him he was in, they asked if two weeks were enough… Being the crazy guy that he is, my fiancé agreed to start in 14 days. (Let’s be honest, I don’t think he fully thought it through that he was actually agreeing to move over 1000 miles in 14 days.)

So the madness began. I learned a lot within the 2 weeks and spent A LOT of money. Should you ever find yourself in the position where you have to move across the country in two weeks, I have some tips for you. 

Wedding Guest

I Wish Someone Had Told Me… How to be an Unstressed Wedding Guest

I didn’t realize as soon as I turned 24 that my summers would rotate around friends weddings. I’m 26 now and the wedding invites show no sign of stopping. Last year, Tom and I went to 5 weddings and this year we were invited to 6! I’m all about having a party but sometimes the hair, the makeup, the heels, the gifts, the travel, the church, the ceremony, the days off work, the small talk, the ravioli (any other vegetarians only get served ravioli at weddings?) and the cost of lodging gets to be a bit much. But at this point, I’ve basically mastered how to be a perfect wedding guest and I’m a lot less stressed when I see the invites roll in.  

Here are a few things I’ve found that have helped me stay sane through the wedding madness.

Graduation Day Flowers

I Wish Someone Had Told Me… About Graduation Day

You made it. Graduation day is here!

This is the moment you have been waiting for – the moment you have been working towards. You have graduated!
If you’re anything like me – it only took you five short years and multiple majors.

The graduation part – was a lot different than I had imagined. I thought I would be so relieved and ecstatic but instead I felt overwhelmed and depressed.