I started my Monthly Moments series to give a better glimpse of who I am, beyond what I wear, and these posts have quickly become my favorite to write. I love sharing about my life and experiences, as I consider myself to be quite the story teller IRL. As always, I try to write fun, lighthearted content to best reflect my personality and provide some entertainment.
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Unfortunately, I never put much thought into having one really crappy month to write about. And that’s where I’m at now. So far, 2018 hasn’t been treating me too great, but I’ll try my best to write my Monthly Moments for January 2018 without it being too depressing. Just a warning though, I wouldn’t really consider these to be, “highlights.” I was pretty unlucky this month. (PS – in lieu of sharing pics of such events, I’ll be including some of my favorite IG posts from this month)
My Monthly Moments for January 2018
I’ll start off with what ended up being the least severe (surprisingly) and that is, Cleo getting fleas. Yep, that’s what kicked off my New Year. Oh, and I discovered this by having one jump on my face as I was cuddling her. If you know me, you’re well aware of my distaste for bugs, so this was pretty traumatizing. After treating her and cleaning my apartment about 20 times, I think we’re in the clear, however, I still freak out any time I see Cleo scratching.
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Amidst what I now refer to as, “the flea fiasco,” I received the news that I’d been so dreadfully anticipating for about three years. My grandma was not well and I had to fly home to Pittsburgh ASAP. Unfortunately, she passed away an hour before I arrived. Even as I type this I’m filled with shock and heartbreak. If you’ve ever grieved the loss of a loved one, I’m sure you can understand how this experience was for me.
It’s hard to open up about feelings I’m still dealing with, but I will say that my Gram was truly a saint. She had the best heart and I’ve lived my whole life trying to model my faith and morals after hers. I’m still figuring out how to be okay with her absence, but the reality is, a piece of me is truly gone. I’m pretty sure I’ll miss her for forever.
While I was home for my grandma’s funeral, I also had to deal with my blog getting hacked and finding out that my boyfriend fractured his knee. Yep kids, I’m telling you, January has not been my friend. Actually, it’s safe to say that I’m very happy it’s over. Good riddance January 2018!
Sometimes, it’s hard to maintain optimism when you feel like life keeps knocking you down, but I’m trying my best to focus on the future. In just a couple months, I’ll have a little baby nephew and I couldn’t be more excited. I’m already so obsessed with my niece and I can’t imagine how awesome it will be to have two little babes to love on.
This long, cozy cardigan is now in my Poshmark Boutique!
I’ve also been putting a lot of energy back into blogging. It’s always been a form of therapy for me and just writing about this crappy month has already helped. I also have some fun posts planned for February, including my 30th birthday party I’m hosting at King’s Dining & Entertainment, here in Raleigh. By the way, I’m trying to maintain a positive attitude about turning 30, but I keep studying my face in the mirror for wrinkles. Also, I’ll be sharing more about the Galentine’s Day event I co-hosted earlier this week with some of my blogger friends. In case you missed it, I shared what I wore to the event in my last post, here.
Since I’m sure I damped everybody’s day by sharing details of my horrible month, does anyone want to lighten up this post by sharing some good news from their January? Please, leave me a comment with some positive vibes. This girl needs them!