Saturday, May 5, 2018

Where'd You Go? I Miss You So...


Do you know how hard it is to blog when literally everything you've been blogging about is either 10,000 miles away or packed up and being shipped to your new home? Let me answer that for you: Mission Impossible. LOL




At the beginning of November, I had a family emergency and had to fly back to the States. Don't worry, it all turned out okay, but when everything was said and done Michael and I decided for me to stay in the States and let him finish up the move in Korea. We were weeks away from our move date and it wasn't worth it for us to buy me a flight back to Korea when I would come right back to the US in a few weeks' time. I would have been useless anyway while my body tried to figure out which timezone to exist in.

Thus, I enjoyed an extended vacation home with family while Michael slaved away on getting all of the loose ends in Korea taken care of. Poor Michael. Yay me. LOL!
We had a wonderful couple from Michael's unit that took in Bunny and Hammy when we left Korea. Bunny unfortunately passed away in January, but Hammy seems content to keep running herself silly on her wheel and shows no signs of stopping. I miss those silly fluffybutts, but I'm glad to know they went to a couple that loves them.

At the beginning of 2018, Michael and I ended our vacation and headed to his new duty station. There, we started the process of finding a home. Somewhere along the way, and through many talks and life/career goals and current projections, we decided to take one ginormous step in life and buy a house as opposed to renting. So we took a few weeks and looked at all the houses. Okay, not really all, but quite a few, until we found one that we both liked and hit all of our check boxes.

While waiting for all of the fun stuff for buying a house to go through, we stayed at an AirBnB house that was owned by an adorable couple. We were their first tenants, and they really went all out to make sure our temporary home felt homey while we waited to move into our actual home.

In that time I also got a job. I enjoy it, and the few employees the company has all get along well, which I love. It hasn't been easy, however, as I've realized exactly how much I struggle with anxiety and depression and how that plays into how I perform at work.

As part of that, I've finally started seeing a professional about this silly brain of mine. The good news is neither of us think it's bad enough that I need to add in medications. The bad news is I still struggle with apathy over things I know I should enjoy. It's gotten minutely better, but it still knocks me down sometimes and I have days where I can't manage much besides eating once I get home from work. Progress, though!

Now that we've been in the house for about two months and are settling into our new routines, I feel comfortable enough to (attempt to) add blogging back into the mix. I'm so far behind on reading all of the blogs I like to keep up with.

How have things been in your corner of the world? Any exciting news to share?

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