It’s going to be really hard to give you a full update of everything that has happened in my life this year because, well, it’s been a lot. And unfortunately, I have only posted on my blog 6 times… SIX TIMES! That’s crazy. I remember back in the day that I used to post six times in just one week. So, has hard as I’m going to try, I know I will miss some things.
First, I want to mention that if you aren’t following my vlog channel or Instagram then please do. These sites are kept way more up to date (well they were, I’m hoping to change that). If you need a refresher on anything, please check there first!
Okay, so where to start?
Last you heard, I had opened an Etsy shop, so I guess we should start there—That is going well. I’ve had so much fun with my Etsy shop. Really that’s all it is at this point, just fun. I’ve made a bit of money which is nice, but nothing to actually support myself in any way. Mostly just enough money to continue to fuel my own planner addiction, haha!
Having the Etsy shop has really given me something to do when I come home from work (and something to do at work, but shhh don’t tell my boss). It’s really made me realize too just how much I hate my current 8-5 full time job. I really want to get out of this job, like a lot! So I’ve been focusing on deciding what’s really important to me and trying to make strides to make those things lucrative. So far, it’s just a whole bunch of goals and planning, but maybe some day I’ll get there.
I’ve also been really enjoying vlogging. We didn’t vlog near as much as I wanted to during the time in which we were prepping for our wedding, but that was mostly because we didn’t want to spoil some of the fun moments of the big day. We have plans to do Vlogmas again this year, and the plans are better than last year, so I can’t wait. Vlogmas was so much fun. It was such a challenge to make videos regularly, but also such an important time that I like to look back on and re-watch all of those videos.
I hate my job.
So, as for replacing my fulltime job—I’ve been applying within the company (which my boss is aware of), as well as, applying outside of the company. I’m not afraid to put out there that I’m looking at other opportunities because I think it’s pretty obvious a work that I’m just not all in it anymore.
Work has gotten to a point where I would hate work so much that I would come home and have severe anxiety attacks (the crying in bed, can barely breathe, needing to take a cold shower sort of things) because I would just be thinking about how I really really didn’t want to go back to work the next day. It’s gotten a lot better simply because I’ve had to force myself to focus on other sources of income and strive for better things. I make myself not think about work (sometimes even when I’m literally at work), so I don’t go into massive melt down mode. It’s honestly not good for my mental health, which is why I’m trying to turn things around.
One things that is really starting to make me some good income is my Lang Videography business. It’s not enough to fully support the family just yet, at least not my half, but it’s building up a pretty good savings. I like capturing weddings because it allows me to document someones day in an artistic way that they’ll cherish and have forever. Especially now that I’ve had my own wedding I understand how important it is to have a video of those moments.
Oh yeah, I got married!
To the man of my dreams, my rock, my everything, my babykins, my Trevor. I could gush about him all day (that’s not a bad thing), but I’ll leave that for the vlogs, haha! He has been absolutely wonderful this past year while I try to figure out what the heck I want out of life and what I want to do with my days.
Our wedding was more perfect than I could have ever imagined. Not a thing went [majorly] wrong, and I truly had the most fun night of my life. I got to wear a gorgeous dress that made me feel like a bombshell. My bridesmaids were all absolutely stunning, and the guys in their suits looked extra sharp. Of course Trevor was the star of the night too, and he was radiant at the front of the aisle as I walked with my dad towards him.
I want to talk more and more about my wedding because I am so happy with how that day went, but I promise there will be a dedicated blog post (and video) coming soon.
My honeymoon was epic too. We went on a midwestern road trip. From Kansas > Arkansas > Texas > Louisiana > Nashville > and back to Kansas. I posted quite a few pictures on my Instagram, so go check those out. My favorite part of the whole trip was NASA! I wish I could go back right now. I also liked how the entire week was so laid back. A lot of people ask us if we got tired of driving—and the answer is always “no!” We stopped when we wanted to stop, we took detours when we saw something cool, and we never really had too much of a plan. It was so relaxing and fun. Again, a full blog post (and video) will be coming soon.
And now you’re caught up.
For the most part at least. Like I said though, please check out our YouTube channel and my Instagram for any details you might have missed. I will be hopefully posting here more as I continue to figure out what the heck I am doing with my life. No one ever really has it all figured out, right?