A Move, a New Job, and a Proposal

Sunday, February 23, 2014

It's been a while since my last post, and there's been lots of change.

Change. A word I have battled for as long as I can remember. But throughout the last 6 months I've come to find the lighter side of change. The dare I say it positive side of change.

J and I moved into a bigger apartment with a back patio which now plays host to a brand new grill so you know who is happy. The extra closet and storage space has helped return us to a clutter-free life and overall, our new home is cozier, cleaner, and brighter - definitely a change for the better!

In June I started a new job and have been learning and adjusting to a much faster day to day pace. I've had to figure out how to balance my days, weeks and overall life more efficiently and it has really been an eye opening experience. Along the way I've discovered a lot about what I want, and what I don't want out of life and that has proven to be an invaluable lesson.

And of course the most exciting change came this past October while on vacation with friends in Nantucket. J proposed at 7 am on the beach in Siasconset, the tiny town on the far East side of the island. Since it was off season the town streets and beaches were deserted and it was perfectly quiet  aside from sound of the wind and the waves. It was one of the happiest, most beautiful moments of my life, and we are so excited to be getting married on Nantucket this October!

Probably the biggest lesson I have learned throughout all of this change is that perspective is everything. Of course I still have worries and fears about certain things, but when you decide to have a positive outlook, when you choose to see situations through a lighter lens, you give yourself control of your situation and control of your happiness.

I am so looking forward to the coming year which no doubt will bring lots of change but I will do my best to remember to keep everything in focus. I am back to blogging after some much needed time off and cannot wait to share all of my recent findings.

For now, here are some of my favorite snap shots from our engagement weekend!

Bisous, Elle

My little road buddy along for the adventure!

Made it on-island to enjoy the sunset.

Just after J proposed. Not the best picture but it makes me laugh.

Celebrating with friends at the Brewery!

My two favorites.

Happy Birds.

Bug had a friend in Fenway for the weekend.

Friends dinner at Black Eyed Susans