Happy Wednesday- not to be confused with the title of this post.. it is not Sunday. It is still only Wednesday.
In effort to continue to be authentic and organic in this space I wanted to share a little about my life, here in Denver, as the wife of a husband who travels 100% of the time. When I say he travels 100% I mean he leaves on Sunday night and returns either Thursday night or Friday. On a good week Brendan spends three nights sleeping at home. As a consultant his job is dictated by the client… not his family.
Each Sunday I say goodbye to my favorite person. I get asked A LOT how I am handling having Brendan travel all the time and to be honest I am doing okay… but I miss him. Sundays are my least favorite day of the week. This lady lives for Thursday and Friday. While Brendan is gone, I go on about my everyday life—I a mother and toddlers are high demand—but my mind is perpetually on him and what he is doing… but in my heart, I’m okay with our situation. I am blessed and fortunate enough to stay home with Declan, to write a blog and pursue my passions and for those reasons I am thankful for Brendan’s job. In any relationship, each person has to learn to give a little and take a little and luckily we have found that perfect balance. Believe it or not this travel gig is not all bad; Brendan has learned the balance of work and family, I have deepened my love and appreciation for him; I value and cherish our time together; I am more thoughtful in my conversations and intentional with our time. And you know what…??? Declan gets a lot of one on one attention from both of us and I cannot see any downside to that.
Photos: Zoey Grace Photography
So, I love these distressed denim jeans and I love this graphic tank… obviously! I know you have seen these distressed denim in a few other posts <here> and <here> but I love them that much. It is my goal to keep denim under $100 and these babies not only meet that criteria but they also have some really good distressing and I love how easy they are to wear with ANYTHING. This graphic tank was a sweet Target find and for only $12 I swooped it up ASAP. Plus it fit perfectly with the theme of this post and so I felt it was a match made in heaven. I will also pair this graphic tank with a lace bralette and denim shorts as the weather gets warmer. The graphic tee craze is a real thing and I feel like I finally found one I love.
LADIES!!!! Another fabulous statement necklace coming your way!!! This one is, also, a Target find! You know how much I love a good statement necklace and I can’t help but swoon all over this one! This duster length cardigan first appeared <here> in my Easter post but I literally wear it so often that it is only fitting it shows up again. It is currently on sale for $25 and it is a must have for spring and summer-I promise you will get a lot of wear out of it. These slip on mules are getting a lot of wear now that the weather is consistently warmer. I have linked a few pairs in a lower price range.
the truth in his travel
Declan and I have a routine and in all honesty our weekdays fly by while we wait for Dad to return. In the last two and half months I have learned that I depend on Declan just as much as he depends on me. The weekends have become the most important days and our focus to spend time as a family is of up-most importance. Brendan is an AMAZING father and his travel will never change that. Does it get lonely??? Yes, of course it does. However, at the end of the day I would not give back my personal growth as a mother and a wife for anything and therefore I would not give back his travel; it has taught me as much as it has taught him. I am strong and I can do this. But Sunday… I wish you were Thursday