Life Lately: July Recap & Big News!

Anyone else feeling the harsh effects of Mercury in Retrograde? Last week was one for the books in terms of miscommunication, personally. I found myself in several instances where vague texts were interpreted as the end of the world; naturally, they weren’t. I overslept twice, missing a workout class one day and a meeting the next, à la miscommunication via my alarm. Luckily I’m on a better track this week & THANKFULLY it’ll be over two days from now (on Aug 2! 🙌🏽)

A lot has happened this July & even more is slated for the month of August. Here’s a brief recap of the last 31 days, along with a big slice of news I’m SO EXCITED to be sharing (finally!)


Currently Reading: After finishing The Kind Worth Killing, I’m now reading The Luckiest Girl Alive every second I can get a free moment to turn a few pages! Both are excellent quick reads for the beach if you’re into murder mystery thrillers similar to Girl On The Train. Another I highly recommend is The Woman In The Window, which I learned will be made into a movie!

Random Decision: I joined an indoor volleyball league! I should mention that I’ve never played in my life other than in gym class, which doesn’t really count. But I’m two games in and starting to feel like I’m getting the hang of it. My goal for the end of the 8 weeks is to be MIP (most improved player) lol.

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For The Beach: This wooden, reclining beach chair because I felt it necessary to have for my week in Newport, and most recent weekend in Seaside Park. Turns out I was so right! I also scored this red bikini top & these matching bottoms during the Nordstrom Sale & got tons of compliments wearing it over the weekend.

and now for the big news….

T & I are moving in together!

After a few months of light conversation, followed by several weeks of real discussion, we’ve decided to take the next step in our relationship and move in together! I couldn’t be more excited to live with my best friend & absolutely love how right it feels.

T first brought up the idea of moving in together a few months ago, which made me feel very secure in the sense that HE was thinking about OUR future in this way. Considering how often we spend nights with each other, I agreed that it would smarter if we shared a home base & split rent under one roof.

Before anyone jumps to conclusions, NO – neither of us thinking further into what generally follows after moving in together. It’s not even on our radar at the moment. We want to take this time to focus on us & how we can grow together in this partnership before considering anything more. However, I STRONGLY believe that it’s important to live with someone BEFORE you’re engaged. You get a sense of whether or not you can make it work before anything permanent gets in the way. As I like to say, “You have to test drive the car before you buy it.”

This next month will be full of apartment hunting & figuring out the next steps to making the big move. It’ll be so stressful, as moving always is, but I can’t wait for everything that’s about to happen.

Thank you guys for the support & any tips you have to make this moving process easier are much appreciated!



To Be Bright

11 Comments

  • Reply Rachel July 31, 2019 at 9:34 am

    AHHHH! SO exciting! My boyfriend and I are moving in together next month and it’s so scary but so exciting!!! Can’t wait to see your place!

    Rachel
    http://www.hello-her.com

    • Reply Tilden July 31, 2019 at 10:39 am

      Totally feel you! Excitingly-scary but oh so worth it in the long run. Feeling like a true adult now! haha Good luck with your move! xx

  • Reply Alex July 31, 2019 at 10:06 am

    Yay! Good luck! It’s definitely important to live together for a while before getting engaged or married. I met my current boyfriend while traveling and we basically lived together a few weeks later as I was just figuring things out. It was a new city, new relationship, and there were days I wanted to strangle him lol but 2 years later and I can’t imagine living without him.

    • Reply Tilden July 31, 2019 at 10:43 am

      Thank you Alex! Def expecting it to be a learning year for both of us for sure but it’ll be so worth it in the end 😀 xx

  • Reply Kari July 31, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Beautiful dress! Beautiful photos!
    Congratulations on you guys moving together!!! It’s a huge step!!
    Wishing you the best #scsister!! 🙂
    xo, Kari

    https://www.styleandcafe.com/2019/07/summer-floral-dress.html

    • Reply Tilden July 31, 2019 at 10:57 am

      Thank you so so much Kari! xx

  • Reply Nicolette Muro July 31, 2019 at 11:05 am

    That’s so exciting! Congrats and enjoy your new experience 🙂

    Nicolette Muro | thebrightestbrunette.com

    • Reply Tilden July 31, 2019 at 11:07 am

      Thank you Nicolette!! xx

  • Reply predupre July 31, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    A lot of exciting things for you this month! Wishing you nothing but the very best!

  • Reply Cristina August 1, 2019 at 11:40 am

    Congrats girl! Moving in together is so much fun. It’s great to have your partner in crime always there 🙂

  • Reply Fana August 2, 2019 at 7:57 am

    Congratulations! An important step! Good Luck.

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