6 on Saturday

I'm starting a new series on my blog. Since I work 50+ hour weeks, live blogging doesn't happen much anymore. You've probably noticed because some of my content is a bit shorter and straight to the point. I miss writing and really expressing myself, though, so that is what the weekends will be for.
On some Saturdays, I will list 6 things (our wedding date is the 16th so it seems fitting ;) ) ranging from favorites, to dislikes, to locations, dream vacations, and so on. The possibilities are endless. If you'd like to join in on the party, let me know! I can't wait to begin so without further ado, here are my 6 current favorites.
1. Work
This probably seems like a weird #1 but work makes me happy and most days, it makes me feel like I really have found my (at least current) purpose in life. Sure, it's stressful and on some days, I feel like I'm doing things wrong. But then there are those days when I realize I know my stuff.. and when the judge tells me "good job today, go grab a drink..." So I treated myself to one. Since I no longer drink alcohol, I grabbed my version of a drink -- a Peppermint Mocha Latte.
2. Tim's Anniversary Status
I woke up on Tuesday to find myself being tagged in this status. It melted my heart. He always does the littlest things to make me smile... like change our wedding website song to his favorite song that reminds him of me and us ...or send me a humidifier because the air in my apartment is dry. And then there are the big things like put in for active reserve orders instead of active orders because it fits better for my career. I still don't know how I got so lucky in Vegas but he makes me feel luckier every day.
3. nutella
Well, this was a favorite and a not-so-favorite. I bought a small jar of nutella for the first time in as long as I can remember. Good idea at the time because I thought I deserved a treat. Bad idea looking back because I ate the entire thing in pretty much two evenings. Since I'm convinced I am hooked on chocolate and have not been working out despite our upcoming wedding, I've asked Tim to do the Paleo diet with me. Starting Monday, we'll be back at it.
4. Our Engagements Photos Will Be Ready VERY Soon
There will most definitely be a whole other post dedicated to said photos but we are so flipping excited to see them. Though it's touted the Most Unsafe City in the U.S., I really enjoy the gems Detroit, Tim's hometown and where we took our photos, has to offer.
5. I live in Chicago.
 I don't  know why, but this week I've had a few moments. I've stopped in my tracks and looked around. I've paused my thoughts and said out loud "I really live here." I've stared at my screen when I see my current home as Chicago, Illinois on my facebook. I hadn't even ever visited, let alone thought about living in Chicago prior to interviewing for my job. And yet here I am. I live in what has become my second favorite city in the country (NYC is my first, duh). What is becoming home. I am falling in love with a place I never ever expected to. There are no coveted palm trees and this windy winter is no joke but I am completey in my element here.
6. Following My Dreams
This week, an attorney and I introduced ourselves to one another prior to our trial. He learned I was from New York and due to the ring on my left finger, assumed I moved here for my "husband" (not sure why but many people thing my engagement ring means that I am married). That I followed Tim here. I am always proud to clarify this "mix-up" because the only thing I followed here were my dreams. Now do not get me wrong -- I would follow Tim if my career allowed me to, however, it's just not possible ... and I'm not sure I could deal with having to live farther away from family than I do right now. But I can't help but wonder if such an assumption would be made of a married man...

1 comment

  1. Chicago is such a beautiful place! Can't wait to see your engagement pictures :)