Friday, December 7, 2012

life lately: adjusting to a new life can be hard

Life has been rough lately. 

Honest and real, i've been feeling all kinds of shades of blue. 

Moving 3000 miles away from the life you spent the last few years building is hard. 

I love our neighborhood and I love VA, but there is something that really gets me some days. 

Scott basically has a brand new job here in VA.  Despite spending the last 10 years in the Navy now that he is an officer he might as well be brand spankin new to the Navy. Things are different, he is adjusting, so that  means we are adjusting, which means growning pains.

 sweater: francesca's // cowl: petunia blooms // necklace: c/o world market // chambray top: forever 21 // skinnies: paige denim via a thrift store // shoes: converse // bag: kate spade // bracelet: horse feather gifts

It is the holidays and I am not feeling very festive. Christmas is my favorite time of year but this year I just feel a bit blah. I usually love busting out our decorations, but this year I had to force myself to do it. 

I've been on the lookout for a job here in VA. I haven't been searching too crazily but I've made sure to spend some time on it. I haven't found much that peaks my interest. I know, I know, if a job was supposed to be fun you wouldn't get paid, blah blah blah, I get it. 

I am in a bit of a pickle, part of me just wants to get a part time job at some place like Starbucks, go in a few hours a day, a few days a week, brew coffee and pour espresso shots and then go home and live my life. The idea of an office job where I have to deal with office politics and have the burden of bringing work drama home with me makes me want to poke my eyes out. Some of you may be thinking "well just live work at work". I do not do that very well. Plus I don't really know anyone who does that well, or if they do it is because they work 12 plus hours a day and thus don't spend enough time at home. Thinking about all of this on a daily basis gives me heartburn and makes me a bit irritable. 

I'm trying to adjust to all the change in our life and lately it is kicking my butt. I know this is just a season but life seems to be changing seasons so quickly lately I don't have time to get used to it before it changes again. 

linking up with alissa 


Bernadette Veenstra said...

I will be praying for you, Jen!

Rachel said...

Hang in there girl! Change is hard. You will get through it!

Breanna said...

I know how that is, but it will eventually get better :) Hang in there!

Kara said...

It's ironic, because I'm kind of going through the opposite now. I'm waiting for my move, but spending the holiday with my family first and it's getting really hard. It doesn't even feel like Christmas, and like you said, I want to be festive in my celebrations, but it's just so hard!

Anonymous said...

I feel ya, girl. Moving and adjusting is hard. Prayin for you!

Nicole @ The Style Hatch said...

Oh sweet friend, I hear ya! My situation is similar, yet so different. And I get ya on the whole work drama thing, one of the reasons I'm thankful to be working from home! Love you!

Taylor @ said...

Praying for you! I totally hear you about the part-time job. I tend to be a work-a-holic and can't leave work at home either. I feel like it's either work 70 hours a week at a stressful job or work at Starbucks. Somehow I haven't found an in between.

My Traveling Troop said...

Sounds like you are going through a big transition right now. I hope everything falls into place soon! In the meantime, I'm sending a big hug your way!


blm said...

I can totally empathize, lady. Six months into Japan I'm FINALLY feeling somewhat settled. I managed to get a decent enough job, but it's not what I did before or what I want to be doing. Lately, I've been tossing around the idea of getting a certificate in SOMETHING just to keep my brain nimble. But, then I remember that we could really go anywhere next (and not really sure when), and trying to plan around that is just so hard!

Sending good vibes your way for sure. I hope that you are able to find peace soon. Be easy on yourself during this big transition.

Chioma said...

hang in there honey! I'll def lift you up in prayer. very cute outfit!

C's Evolution of Style

Anonymous said...

Hey there! I found your blog through this Coast to Coast link up thing: I don't know many bloggers here in the Hampton Roads area, and it looks like you're still kind of new in town. I'm in Virginia Beach. =) Maybe you'd like to have lunch sometime? I've been living in the area for a little over 8 years, and (I think) I know a decent amount of people -- would love to get to know you, and maybe I could give you a hand with the job search! Let me know. =)

Anonymous said...

Good luck dear and don't settle! I'll shoot up a prayer for you!


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