Married life has been wonderful, but after 2 weeks, we’ve been through some challenging circumstances. The day we came home from our mini-moon, we discovered that our condo suffered sewer damage while we were away. 7hrs with a plumber and a weekend of camping on the floor in our living room, we found out on Monday that the “2-3 hour fix” had turned into “3+ days fix” without us being informed. So, I packed our bags and we went to a hotel. Now, our home won’t be ready for us until at least mid-week - if that. 😔 Lily is staying with Nathan’s parents, we haven’t been able to sleep in our own bed, we’re having a hard time feeling settled, and it seems like we’re constantly tired and overwhelmed.
BUT - we know that this isn’t forever, and we’ve been able to find humor in this ridiculous situation.
I’m so happy that the stress of us being displaced from our wedding venue faded away the moment we did our first look on our wedding day. I’m happy that our wedding day felt like a magical fairytale, and so did our day after session at my favorite place in the world. I’m happy we had 4 days of rest with absolutely no agenda. Because the moment we got home, it’s been chaos again. It’s been tough. We just want to be HOME, already!
In the midst of chaos, we’ve learned a whole bunch of patience. We’ve learned better ways to communicate. We’ve learned to take it one day at a time. We’ve learned that it is what it is and that it’s out of our control.
3 days ago, I announced that on the side of my full-time photography business, I am also now a distributor for Young Living Essential Oils. I’ve used oils personally for the last 2 years, and a whole lot more these last 6 months. With anxiety, stress, tension, and lack of sleep, I’ve turned to oils for support, and it makes such a difference. I brought my oils and my diffuser to use all through our trip. I have them with us here at the hotel, too, to help us get some restful sleep. Today, I started making roller bottles for topical applications. I don’t like to “sell” people on products, but this is one I fully believe in and that I use everyday. So, I have a separate account to hold a lot more info: @tm.essential.oils ❤️🌿