Sidebar: Oh, I live here.

It’s December. Omgah. It’s super cliche to say that this year went by fast, but like hoooow fast. We’re like propelling into nuclear war faster than I imagined. Oh, what am I the only one with the gnawing dread that our demise is upon us because we’re being held hostage by deranged lunatics beholden only to profits? I don’t think it’s just me.

So yes, many times a day I have to check myself and push back the fear that is our new reality and pretend everything is ok. I stumbled upon this SNL skit and realized that I want to be the fry guys. Total obliviousness seems nice.

OK but in reality, we don’t have that luxury. Which is why, I’ve been HELLA busy at work. I’ve been working on a few projects and have a lot of deadlines before vacation, but nothing too special. I think the best part of work this month was Giving Tuesday because I got to showcase my handsome baby for all to see!

So work was pretty normal (thankfully–I prefer it when there’s routine).

At home, we settled in nicely to the new house. I still have moments of, “oh this is my house” because moving felt like such a whirlwind. There was so much to get done and check. I had a friend move into a new house and her toilet was barely working! She had to call in the professionals like www.summersphc.com/muncie/services/plumbing/toilet-repair/ so they could use it and not have to go to their new neighbor’s house. No way was that happening to us, so there was some heightened stress there. If you have moved recently, or at some point during your lifetime, you will know how stressful it can be. In fact, I have yet to meet anybody who has had a straightforward move into a new house. I know another couple (I know a lot of people it seems) whose new home was plundered by plumbing issues that they were unable to solve themselves. As they lived in Charlotte, NC, they contacted the experts over at Morris Jenkins to help them finally sort out the problems that meant they could properly move in without any further hiccups. What I will say though is that it didn’t take us long at all to actually find this home.

I thought it would, but it didn’t. In my head, I already had an image of what I wanted or needed in a home, so I definitely knew what to look for. But to make sure that we (mainly me) stayed on task, we decided to read some invaluable reviews in order to find the best real estate agent who would be able to help us primarily find a house, as well as completing everything else that goes into moving to a new home. And I have to say, I think it was the best thing that we’ve ever decided to do. They were professional and knowledgeable, and when you have someone like that on your side, it is very hard for you to go wrong. So, we will always be grateful for this.

After finally getting over the trials and tribulations of finding, and moving into our new home, everything soon fell into place. I am enjoying the new space (how could you not) and am excited to host once the holidays are over! Here is a photo dump of the first floor:

And of course we celebrated thanksgiving with our families. We usually don’t see both sides, but I had the day off so we did a quickie road trip to Indy to see my mom, nieces, and brother then went to the farm the next day for my husband’s family. The days could not have been any different from one another. I like experiencing the extremes I guess lol.

Oh and I want to give a shoutout to the importance of networking! I went to two events and met two amazing Latina lawyers. Real amazing women! I’m so happy for the connections! Both have been practicing a little longer than me and are kicking ass in their jobs. Super pumped to have new perspectives and motivations in my life!

So those are the November highlights!

My go-tos this month were any mauve looking lippie (it’s so in right now). The main two are the wetnwild raisin, which I’ve had forever. And Trap by Colourpop. Soooo mauvey

In action:

And if you follow me in on insta, you know I had a ridic breakout and have been using benzoyl peroxide day and night.

It’s not a sexy product at all but it is my bae. I usually use drying lotion, but for this, I had to resort to the BP because the blemishes were so stubborn. UGH. I hate adult acne. I find it especially annoying because I did not break out as a teen or young adult so this is bullshit. And at least if you suffered through acne as a teen you develop a little bit of a callous when it comes to your looks and don’t feel so self-conscious, right? Like having acne then and then into your adulthood would not be a big deal. But having it appear into my life in my late 20s/early 30s is, again, bullshit. Like I legit feel like my face has betrayed me. I know I’m being dramatic but surely others feel like this too, right?

Whatever. Anyway, in December, I’m looking forward to the holidays and vacation (especially vacation)! What are your plans for the holidays?

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