With the holidays quickly approaching (how did Christmas sneak up on me this year?!) I’ve been so stressed with working, planning vacations, shopping for presents, and spending time with my loved ones. I’ll be doing the best I can to keep up with my three posts each week, but I can’t make any promises. I hope you all are enjoying the holidays with your family and friends, travel safe, and can’t wait to share my holiday adventures with you all!
Okay, is anyone stressing this holiday season?!
It’s just coming up way too quick. I feel like just last week it was Valentine’s Day, and now here we are- full on Christmas spirit. Where did the year go? But I can’t seem to find my Christmas spirit just yet. It must be buried underneath the holiday stress that creeped up out of nowhere.
I miss those days where the biggest stress was passing Biology and getting those new jeans you’ve been BEGGING for for Christmas. I’d do anything to have that stress again. Now it’s the stress of working enough so you can pay all your bills but not working too much so you can actually see your family for the holidays, trying not to gain the dreaded holiday weight, buying Christmas presents for all the members of your family, having the days off for family/friends vacations and holiday parties, and not to mention find the time to put up your favorite winter decorations. Oh, and did I forget sleep? What is sleep nowadays? I couldn’t tell you the last time I didn’t have to set an alarm to get up insanely early.
Is anyone else having a hard time with this holiday season? What are your tips and tricks to just stop and enjoy the moment without stressing about your to-do list? I just want to enjoy the holidays with my loved ones.
If you’ve been keeping up with my posts, you have probably seen that I’ve taken a few trips to Hawaii the past few months. And I’m lucky. I’m so lucky to have a job that sends me to one of the most beautiful places in the world. But I’m normally only there for 24 hours. It’s so hard to leave every time. But thank goodness, my fiancé (still so excited I get to use that word now!) and I are taking a vacation in January. And I’m taking her to Hawaii! We’re planning on staying a week out there, and I just can’t decide on which island to take her to. Any suggestions??
“Whatever you do, be you.”
If you follow me on Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat then you already know what my big announcement is. If you don’t… well you better sit down because this one’s a big one!
I am engaged!!!!! After two years of amazing times, traveling across the United States, difficult trials, and making long-distance work, my amazing wonderful girlfriend proposed. And of course I said YES! We are both just so excited for our future and to spend the rest of our lives together. We are so incredibly thankful to have our families and friends supporting us, I don’t think either one of us have ever felt so loved.
Keep checking back for the proposal story, and more posts about our plans for the wedding!
Two years ago, I took a big risk and started a new career. I had no idea how far it would take me (seriously- it took me to Singapore) and the doors it would open. My job is way more than pouring Coke at 35,000 feet. The people I have been able to meet, the sunsets I have seen, and the cities I’ve gotten to explore are all just indescribable. I never get tired of looking out of the window of my office. There are rough times, like flying a Cancun turn on Christmas and not getting to see or talk to my family. But there are amazing times, like getting paid to spend two days in NYC with your friends. Without this job, I wouldn’t be able to see the love of my life whenever I want. I’m just so thankful for the past two years, they’ve just FLOWN by.
Take the time to thank a veteran today. As civilians, we don’t quite realize the everyday sacrifices they have made to keep us safe. They move their families to different parts of the world for long periods of time, they will always look over their shoulders when walking down the street, they know things that the government will not share with the public, and they are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to protect those that will never thank them or appreciate what they have done. Every position in the military plays a crucial role in keeping us safe. From the nurses, to the mechanics, to the military police, to the grocer on base, to the front lines- they are all keeping us safe. They have all put themselves in harm’s way to help protect the United States. Regardless of where you stand with politics, you wouldn’t be able to have an opinion without our veterans. So if you know a veteran, see a veteran walking down the street, or even have one as a friend on Facebook, please thank them. They deserve to be thanked every single day, but please make sure to express your gratitude today.
Thank you to every single veteran. Thank you to their families for standing by them, supporting them, loving them, and sacrificing their time with them. Without them, I would not be able to sleep peacefully each night. I’m so thankful to have our veterans and our military keeping us safe. Thank you.