I figured it was time to give you guys a little life update - I haven't been posting as consistently as I would like, and I wanted to let you all know why. I am planning on getting back on schedule in the beginning/middle of September, but things have been absolutely crazy for about a month now!
In case you don't follow me on Twitter or Instagram, Jacob and I just made a huge move - we packed up all of our stuff and are now officially living in Nebraska (as of one week ago)! At the beginning of July, Jacob was studying for the bar exam, which is a huge task, so I made it my responsibility to pack up all of our belongings. For two weeks, I slowly packed away everything we owned. Turns out, as much as I love cleaning and organizing, packing is my WORST NIGHTMARE. I may be good at figuring out where to put your cereal in the pantry, but I have NO idea which box to put that sixteenth pair of shoes in! After the movers came to pick up our stuff, we slept in our empty apartment with one pot, one pan, and an air mattress. Let me tell you - you'll never know how much you appreciate chairs until you don't have a chair to sit on. The floor is surprisingly comfortable to hang out on, though!
After about a week of "roughing it" in our empty apartment, we stayed at a hotel near where Jacob was taking the bar exam - which of course meant that I didn't have any of my usual equipment to film! If you remember in my last video, I mentioned that my background was different and I wasn't using any of my professional quality lighting, which isn't ideal. But, it turns out that natural daylight isn't half-bad!
Then, the day Jacob took the bar, I flew to Nebraska with my amazing mother-in-law. Together, we looked at the new place and took care of a bunch of errands. It was so exciting to see our new home and our new city. My mother-in-law and I had the best time, too. We had some real quality time together, and I am so lucky that I have such a great relationship with her.
A day and a half later, though, when I picked up Jacob from the airport, things immediately started going awry! We got a call that our moving truck couldn't make it onto our street because it was too large for our residential neighborhood. Jacob was so incredible - he took control and worked with the movers to get the truck where it needed to go - but it took about two hours. Then the driver said that he couldn't find anyone to unload the truck, so he hired random people off of Craigslist - one of which was a woman in heels and a dress. The other guy that he hired off of Craigslist happened to have an extra pair of shorts that he lent to her. I guess we'd call that teamwork?
Thankfully, everything worked out just fine, but as you may have guessed, it was a comically stressful day. And then, just a couple of weeks after I had packed everything up, we had to unpack everything! My wonderful parents flew out and helped us, and it went by much faster than I ever could have hoped. But, as you can imagine, things have been far from normal in our household. So I've been a little less consistent with my posting...
And, for the next couple of weeks, that's going to remain the case.
Because, after this summer of absolute hectic craziness, Jacob and I are going on a cruise! To celebrate our anniversary, Jacob having taken the bar, and graduating law school, we are taking a trip together to see a whole other part of the world that I have never been to. But, as you might imagine, we won't have any internet or phone connection for TWO WHOLE WEEKS. Crazy, right? And then, about a week after we get back, we are visiting Jacob's family for a few days before he starts work. We are so blessed!
So, I wanted to hop on here and give you guys the update so you knew that I wasn't just ignoring my blog or my socials. Not at all! I am just taking a few weeks off while we travel - and then, hopefully, we can tell you all about it when we get back.
You guys are awesome, and I can't wait to share our travels with you soon! And in the meantime, stay classic!
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Hey! I'm Abby, the creator of Classically Abby, a commentary, opera, beauty, and lifestyle brand dedicated to looking at the world from a classic perspective. I'm the first Conservative Influencer and I'm an opera singer with three degrees in performance!