Monday, December 16, 2013

Hello, Portland

Hi guys! I have been so busy (what's new, right?) lately. Danny and I have made our way to Portland, Oregon. It feels so nice to be back. Danny found a job his last week of Code Fellows. He is now working at FINE Design Group here in downtown Portland. Our new apartment is right down the street from his job. His first day of work was November 11th. He went to dev bootcamp for iOS, but he got a job for rails. Which is another language. But he is still doing iOS on the side and is going to find work doing that a little later on. 

He enjoys his job, and the people he works with. I have been there a couple of times and it is a really nice workplace. Everyone I've met there seems pretty nice. I would like working there too if I were him, it's so chill and relaxing, they get to listen to music while working. We are both happy with our lives right now, everything has fallen into place perfectly. 

For those of you who don't know, this is our first time living on our own without any roommates, in the whole three and a half years we've been together. It's crazy to think about how far we've come, and how long it took us to get to where we are now. But I am so happy with where we are, it has taken a lot of stress off of our relationship. Living with others can be so stressful, and most of the time, it is. Especially when it's with other family members. Because you're bound to get on each other's nerves, and with family, you definitely don't want any relationships to fall apart. And with a baby, it's 10 times harder to live with others. 

Everything is the way it should be now, and we couldn't be more happy. Rylee is getting so big, and learning so much every day. It's amazing watching her grow and develop. We love being in Portland so much. I'm not super stoked on the weather here, but if I'm gonna live somewhere with crappy weather, it's gonna be here! I just love the vibes Portland has, and the people are pretty cool, too. 

I plan on getting back on YouTube again here very soon. We are pretty much all settled in our apartment now, so it's only a matter of time that I start filming again soon. Sometimes I think about how much I missed out on (on YouTube), and how much farther I could have gone, and sometimes it disappoints me, because I feel like I've gone absolutely nowhere. But I know I have, not nearly as far as I'd like to go, but it's a start. When I look back at where I started, and where I am now, I am a little proud of myself, it's my job, and I've been on one long vacation, ha ha! But I have also been a mom, and there is nothing better than that. 

I'm going to try harder to make more time for YouTube, it's what I love doing, and it's what I'm doing for work right now. I am a certified makeup artist, but I am not really doing makeup right now on clients, I'm just not free with taking care of a 1 year old everyday while the husband is at work. Sometime in the middle of this next year, I will be going on my second tour at Aveda here in Portland, and possibly starting school there next year. Doing hair has always been a dream of mine, and I wish I would have done that a long time ago like I wanted to, instead of listening to other people when they told me I'd fail. I know that's my dream and I know I'd be great at it. Hair and makeup. 

I could go into more detail about everything, but this post is already a bit lengthy. So I will post more videos about everything soon, as well as some beauty ones. I'm getting back into blogging on my beauty blog, so check it out and please go follow! Thanks, you guys are awesome.