For those who care, E and I have been in Charlotte this week while he to trains for work at the corporate office… luckily for me my job is flexible and I can do it from anywhere so I was able to accompany him. I’ve been spending alot of time in the hotel working on freelance work and just sort of thinking and brainstorming for all the different things in my life. I’ve had a few emails lately asking about what’s going on with US in our lives NOW and I realized that I haven’t really done a personal update in a while. The opportunity has presented itself.. so here we go!
I just want to say that I am absolutely LOVING married life. E is my best friend and it’s so awesome that we get to live together and share our lives with each other. I have never been happier!
I dunno if I ever updated on E’s job situation, (I did on twitter but dunno if I posted about it here) but he was able to find a job pretty quickly post-layoff, so we didn’t suffer too much because of that. He is working as an assistant manager at Harris Teeter and he’s also picked up a second job where he is training to do commercial real estate appraisal. He’s been keeping really busy with the two jobs- going into work around 7 or 8 and not returning home until 7 or 8 in the evening. We’re trying to save as much money as possible so that we might possibly be able to buy a house by the end of the year. If we could take advantage of the First Time Homebuyers Tax Credit that would be totally awesome! After the wedding, we were lucky to be able to move into E’s parents’ house to help us save money. I am so glad they’ve been able to put us up during this time, but I can’t wait until we have our own space so I can begin nesting!! I’m dying to decorate and buy furniture and settle in to our REAL married life.
As for me I am still doing freelance for Evin and trying to build up my design biz… (it’s been more of a challenge than I thought, being the boss of me, haha!) The thought of being responsible for my own success or failure is scary, but also very exciting. I’ve been getting lots of inquiries lately about my services and am working on a few projects. I even have a couple of big projects in the works! The best part is that most of the work I am doing is wedding-related so it’s helping me fight my post-wedding-depression (and yes, it’s true- it does happen and I plan to do a post on it soon!)
I’ve had alot of inquiries in terms of what I plan to do with my blog now that my wedding is over. I’ve shared everything through the ceremony at this point, and will continue through all the details and the reception until I have no more pretty photos to post. (And I am ALMOST ready to post the final budget- I swear!)
But then what? I find myself pondering this question quite often. I guess I just don’t know why you all keep coming back to my blog… is it to see my photos? Is it to hear about my life? I feel like it’s so much bigger than me. Would you be interested in me finding other budget-savvy brides to share their experiences with you? Do you want to see other budget weddings and their cost breakdowns? I need to know… because I LOVE writing this blog and I want to keep writing for you as long as you’re reading, so please let me know what you want to see here. I really do love hearing from my readers, and anyone who’s written me an email knows I will write you back and thank you for reading! I truly keep this up because of you so I want to write about what you wanna hear about! Don’t hesitate to leave a comment below or shoot me an email with any ideas you have or questions you want answered. Thanks again for reading!!!