Monday, February 01, 2016

The Hard Truth Of It All

As I'm writing this to you I am currently tucked up in a cute apartment in Edinburgh, waiting for dinner to cook and have spent the day hanging with friends and watching Netflix and I truly do love this new city I'm based in. If this was a blog entry from 3-4 years ago, that would be all I would tell you. But this time around I want to be more honest. I never lied in the past but my life was also never as pastel & pretty as it probably looked like.

Real talk: I'm happy to be in Edinburgh, I'm excited for this year, but nothing is ever perfect. I don't have a job (working on that), I'm uncertain about the future, and life is a weird mix of not wanting to stay home everyday, but also knowing that going out means spending money and spending money means dipping into our remaining budget that has to last us until we have jobs.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not feeling down on my luck, but now that this blog is up and running again I want to treat it a bit differently to last time around. I'm hopeful we'll both get jobs soon and in the mean time life is a mix of LinkedIn and recruitment agency trawling, constantly refreshing emails, and getting out of the house for walks + fresh air so we don't get cabin fever. Some days are full of positivity and welcome leads, other days you avoid checking your bank account and try to push away self doubt.

I'm not planning to blog as regularly as I once did, but I thought it would be nice to check in here and there with a few posts that aren't just embedded videos x


10 comments:

  1. I know your exact anxiety of moving to a new country and waiting to receive answers from job applications. It's a nerve-wracking time but you will get an answer soon, I'm sure, and then it'll all be worth it!

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  2. Wow what a trip, it was fun to follow along! Best of luck on your job searches, I'm sure something great will come along.

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  3. Job searching is SO hard, I know exactly how you feel! But I'm sure you'll both find something soon! Good Luck guys!
    xo April | April Everyday

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    1. Thanks April! We can't wait to be working again!

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  4. i'm so glad you're liking edinburgh, i knew you would! and looking for a job or moving to a new country can be such hard things to do on their own, so i can imagine doing both at once must feel awfully overwhelming at times. but i'm sure you'll both find something soon enough and then it'll be easier to get used to your new city, so good luck! :-) xx

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    1. Thanks for your encouragement, it actually means more that you realise! We have good days and bad days but the good outweighs the bad and more than anything we're grateful to be here. Edinburgh is so beautiful! Thanks for being so kind x

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  5. Job searching is so hard but I'm sure youll both get something soon! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you! :) I'm enjoying seeing your photos though and following along with the videos!

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  6. Definitely stop in and share more posts! I loved reading what you wrote years ago, and I still love hearing about your life. You took such a big chance with moving to a new country and I want to do that one day once I'm out of school. I'm glad you're happy there and just give it time! I haven't been in your situation, but I did transfer schools and it was big for me, but I am SO much happier now. Cheers to you both - can't wait to read and watch more!

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    1. Aww Katie thanks so much! So cool how there are people that have been a part of this journey for such a long time! Hopefully we will have good news soon :)

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