Wow, the past two weeks have been crazy. Not only did I turn 31, George and I received our completion date on the apartment we've been waiting a year and a half for. We (by "we", I mean George) has been busily getting in contract with notaries, our contact at our new apartment, realtor and furniture companies while I've been working and napping. Tomorrow could be our move in date and we're nervously anticipating this next stage in our lives together.
[EDIT: Okay, so we moved out of our temporary home on Montroyal to our very first home together! We're both on a "new home" high and we're so excited; it feels surreal. It really does feel like "the next step together" as cheesy as that sounds. We have so much to do now, from little things to big things and I'm excited to start decorating our little home. Oh it's so beautiful. We're hoping to throw an open house this weekend. We don't get our furniture until Thursday but we've picked out some really lovely pieces. I'm feeling a little overwhelmed, but I think the trick is to take it little by little and view it as a life long project; no need to get hasty. We're so excited!]
In terms of self-care and self-love, this month has been okay. My birthday was low key since we received notice of completion literally a day before. This birthday was the first one that I didn't feel particuarly sad. I felt normal - which is okay by me.
I've fallen a little behind on all of my writing; we've had a very quick change of plans and routines, but we just got internet so I'm hoping we can reestablish some kind of schedule in the next few weeks. I've been craving some kind of established writing routine I can get into soon, but we've been a little preoccupied in maintenance and getting set up. I need to remember that writing is as important to me as my home; it is a form of self-care. I express myself best through writing and over the past month of writing every day, I feel - how can I explain it - more open and contemplative, even calm. Not to mention, I feel more open to writing bad content, but it got me writing and that's the ultimate goal of this here blog.