moving out: my new chapter

An Introduction

moving out an introduction

2015 was the year of exploring. It was the year of creating new memories in a new place with good people. It was about healing and starting over.

2016 is starting off different. New memories have been established. Healing has happened. Now it’s time to move on and exert some independence. It is time to set down some roots and learn to call North Carolina home.
My biggest step in learning to rely on myself is to move out of my sister’s house. This isn’t very exciting for me because I love my sister and her husband and they are, to be perfectly honest, the best roommates I could ever have. I am not excited to live by myself, despite the fact that I’m an introvert and there will be some definite perks. Be that as it may, I have learned to look on the positive side of things. I realize that I choose to make my own happiness or my own misery as I see fit.
My new place is awesome and old. It has its quirks and some good and bad characteristics. I’m stoked about having all wood floors and a few neighbors. I love all of the windows and the natural light. I’m not keen on the huge return air vent that takes up most of my hallway, and I am forcing myself to be cheerful about the tiny bathroom whose door doesn’t open all of the way and has a serious lack of storage. But everyone has to be broke at one point in their lives. It makes you better, stronger, and gives you awesome stories. I’ve listened to other people talk about stealing toilet paper or eating nothing but top ramen. Now it’s my turn.
Over the next few weeks I’ll walk you through my new place, from the trip to IKEA to the “finished” (although is a home ever really finished?) product. There are big changes happening this year, and I am excited to share them with you.

Until next time,

Jamie

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my iPhone life || january 2016

my iPhone life || january 2016

We took January easy. We spent a lot of time indoors and watching movies or catching up on shows. On one of my restless days where I craved adventure and the outdoors, I took out my new tent and set it up in the backyard to make sure that all of the pieces were as they should be. I am expecting some really fabulous camping trips in my future.

my iPhone life || january 2016

Polly has taken to cuddling with me a lot. She enjoys climbing under blankets (or inside of sweaters) to hunker down and get warm in the winter months.

my iPhone life || january 2016

I had a gift certificate for a wonderful hair stylist and finally got a legit hair cut! I let her style my hair all full and curly. What do you guys think? I love it. Layers are my jam.

my iPhone life || january 2016

Here’s my day later hair that I styled myself.

my iPhone life || january 2016

Snowmageddon, Storm Jonas, ice storm watch. I couldn’t capture the ice on all of the cars with my iPhone. It was pretty awesome. Despite having lived in Canada, I haven’t dealt with an excessive amount of ice so finding a solid sheet of ice on my windshield in the morning was an adventure.

my iPhone life || january 2016

Coco loves snow days. She gets to squish us like you wouldn’t believe.

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The next weekend we had a lot of sunshine and warm weather. It’s like the world was apologizing for the storm. The fam jam and I went to see “The Revenant” and then I had my car worked on. It’s super fun, the adulting thing.
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my iPhone life || january 2016

My adulting #OOTD for you all.
January was chill. We didn’t get up to much and our small adventures are already posted here. I’ll be back next week with some more posts. Have a great week/weekend, everyone!

Until next time,

Jamie

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