Going on Hiatus

Monday, July 11, 2016


Last night I applied for our marriage license via Steamboat's online service. It was just step one and we'll still have to go get it in person next week at the Steamboat courthouse, but still. It was step one of this huge thing that is all going to start falling into place one week from today.

*Also, just for the record Chris and I aren't getting married on an actual "Steam Boat." I understand how that could be misleading if you're not familiar with small mountain towns in Colorado, but Steamboat Springs is an actual location. Clearing that up as I've had several questions.

And so I have one week to "wrap shit up" so to speak. We're playing things old school and going on our honeymoon the Monday after we get married, so when we leave Chicago at the end of this week we're essentially not coming back for three weeks.

Three weeks of vacation time. It sounds heavenly. It also sounds terrifying.

Vacation is the one time I miss working "for the big guy" in that I could take three weeks off and still see a lovely little paycheck magically appear in my bank account. When you work for yourself, three weeks off means means three weeks off. When I don't work, my business doesn't work.

I've known this was coming for a long time so starting in about February I've been working my ass off in preparation. The constant promoting, hustling, and all around grinding in T-Shirt Land hasn't been for nothing. But in the last few weeks I've purposely slowed it down a bit in order to stay sane while I try get ready for the wedding.

But slowing down in T-Shirt Land is scary. I constantly think of the old poster hanging in my middle school gym that said "when you're not practicing, your opponent is."

My opponent is slinging t-shirts harder than me right now but there is nothing I can do. Except for make weird sport analogies because that's how I often break things down in my head.

I'll have someone filling my orders and answering emails while I'm away, but since day one it's been only been me so I have to admit this is a little difficult for me to do. I've not taken this much time of from packing t-shirts since August of 2014 when my goal was "to sell 25." What will I do with myself? Perhaps I'll bring a few on vacation to pack and unpack simply as a security blanket.

And as for blogging, well as long as there's good wifi and good coffee on our honeymoon I'll be here. What else would I do? Hang out with the new honeymoon friends we're inevitably going to meet named Heather and Chad from upstate New York? Chad's a little clingy and Heather drinks too much and gets food stuck in the corners of her mouth and I can already tell I'm going to get annoyed with them and their stories about their favorite cruise vacations.

So what I'm saying is that blogging without a timeline sounds absolutely luxurious to me at this point since I've had to restrict myself so much lately.

And now I feel the need to apologize for this ramble of a post and I'll end here with a photo of me in my "Southern Farmer" outfit from Saturday. I look like I should be sitting on a porch drinking sweet tea talking about the "night bugs whistlin' a lot louder than usual." Probably on account of the hot summer we've had.


White overalls are hard to keep clean so I suggest keeping a Tide pen close when you wear them. Shoes, hat, shirt, ext ext. These shoes are called "The Harlow" so I mean, I had to get them.

Also full disclaimer, I'd like to pretend my posts won't all be wedding related this week, but... but let's not lie. That's what is on my mind so that's probably what you're going to get. My apologies in advance.

19 comments:

  1. Pretty sure Heather is code name for me. That sounds totally like me.

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      Saya IBU SALMAH ingin berbagi cerita kepada anda semua bahwa saya yg dulunya cuma seorang TKW di ARAB SAUDI jadi pembantu rumah tangga yg gajinya tidak mencukupi keluarga di kampun,jadi TKW itu sangat menderita dan di suatu hari saya duduk2 buka internet dan tidak di sengaja saya melihat komentar orang tentan AKI SOLEH dan katanya bisa membantu orang untuk memberikan nomor yg betul betul tembus dan kebetulan juga saya sering pasan nomor di ARAB SAUDI,akhirnya saya coba untuk menhubungi AKI SOLEH dan ALHAMDULILLAH beliau mau membantu saya untuk memberikan nomor,dan nomor yg diberikan AKI SOLEH meman betul2 terbukti tembus dan saya sangat bersyukur berkat bantuan AKI SOLEH kini saya bisa pulang ke INDONESIA untuk buka usaha sendiri,,munkin saya tidak bisa membalas budi baik AKI SOLEH sekali lagi makasih yaa AKI dan bagi teman2 yg menjadi TKW atau TKI seperti saya,bila butuh bantuan hubungi saja AKI SOLEH DI 082-313-336-747- insya ALLAH beliau akan membantu anda.Ini benar benar kisah nyata dari saya seorang TKW
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  2. Just remember to take moments to breathe. Those last days before the wedding, your brain goes completely haywire. It's worth it, but it's stressful and ridiculous!

    Jamie
    http://thecaffeinatedjamie.blogspot.com

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  3. awww yay! happy wedding festivus to you! we got married in estes park, CO so i'm all about those mountain towns!

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  4. Happy wedding week and stay present in every single moment because you'll soon be back on your grind wishing you were on vacay with your newbie HUBS!

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  5. Such an exciting time . . . enjoy every second! I'm sure it will all be amazing!

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  6. Enjoy every second, it goes by way too quickly! Where are you guys honeymooning?!

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  7. Treat. Yo. Self. Also, wedding posts are inevitable when it's wedding time.

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  8. I am so so excited for you. You have no idea how much fun you're about to have!!!!

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  9. Seems like a bloody long time ago that I got married, oh hang on it was a bloody long time ago over 30 years ago. I don't remember much about planning my wedding as my mum and nan did 90% of the planning I didn't even have a say in the type of cake I had I know can you believe it we had a traditional fruit cake as a wedding cake and I don't eat fruit cake I would love to do it all again and have more of a say but Tim isn't interested in doing so

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  10. Heather and Chad sound very annoying, but good for conversation. HAHA. You work really hard and deserve the time away! Can't wait for wedding posts!

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  11. Can't wait for wedding posts! Have a blast, and try not to stress out too much. We'll all be here when you get back. ;)

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  12. Have an amazing wedding in Steamboat!! Colorado mountain towns are the absolute best... but maybe I'm a little biased being from that Colorado hippie town :P Can't wait to hear about it (you know, in three weeks--don't mind us on your honeymoon).

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  13. The last week before the wedding was the most stressful week of my life! But, when the wedding day rolled around, everything finally felt at peace. Good luck with the rest of your planning and have so much fun on your special day!

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  14. Enjoy the honeymoon and the time off from reality. 3 weeks?! Insanely awesome!!

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