Sorry I didn’t have a fun new post for you yesterday. I wasn’t in much of a posting mood, to be honest. As always, I try to share the ups and the downs with you, and after a day to think I feel ready to share another down point…
As many of you know, E and I have been living long distance since I lost my job back in December. E still had a job in Knoxville so he was going to stay at that job until he found something in Nashville. Unfortunately, he hasn’t been able to find anything yet… and he was laid off from his job on Wednesday… the day we sent out our wedding invitations. Fantastic timing, right?
Not that we can’t still have the wedding just because he lost his job. Truth is, the money we’ve saved is enough to pay for the wedding, so we’re fine. But it just came at a really terrible time- which only adds to my already sky-high stress level.
But there are positives to this situation. First- he’s going to be living in the same time zone as me! Second, he’ll be able to more actively look for a job. But it makes it even more scary that our financial situation is going to be under lots of stress at the start of our marriage. We don’t know where we’re going to live once we’re married. Living with either sets of our parents is obviously not the ideal situation, and most likely would only make things harder in some ways. But the harsh reality is we might not have a choice if E isn’t able to find a job by the time we are married. Even with all of the crap that has happened over the past few months, I can honestly say that my relationship with E is stronger than ever- I know that once we get through all of this that the worst will be behind us!
So that’s where we’re at right now…. E is unemployed… I’ve got part time work… we’re gonna have to just make do with the cards we’ve been dealt and make the best of it. I’ve gotten such a great response from our wedding invitations and I am oh-so-happy to celebrate that small victory in the midst of all the negativity. The buzz from the invites has generated alot of inquiries about design services and I am excited about the prospects of so many different new projects. PS- if you’ve emailed me about graphic design work, please be patient with me because I’m swimming in emails at the moment!
I hope you all have a lovely weekend. Stay tuned to see Bridesmaid dress #4 on Monday!