Status Update

August 17, 2020

Casual Poplin Dress I wit & whimsy

I am beyond relieved to have my move behind me. I have a mountain of to dos to still accomplish and furniture to buy and organizing to do and unpacking to finish but at least one part of the hard parts is done.

Casual Poplin Dress I wit & whimsy

Truth be told the last couple of weeks nearly broke me. In a virtual consult with my doctor recently she reminded me how stressful moves are and how they can deeply affect your mental wellness. I was feeling that so much. My headaches were so intense, I wasn’t able to workout, my meditation wasn’t helping, my anxiety was in overdrive and I wasn’t sleeping. I cried more than I care to admit. The move just compounded the other stress I’ve been feeling. Stress of not seeing my best friends and family, stress of dealing with website technical issues for over a week, stress of feeling stuck in NYC, stress of my mental health waning, stress from work. I could go on and on.

I know so many of us are feeling this and I’m definitely right there with you. 2020 has truly been a long slog. I think the fact that there doesn’t seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel has made all the uncertainty we’ve been feeling for so long, so much more intense of late.

I’m doing my best to be rigorous with my self care and I’m being open with friends about where I am at. I’m hopeful to take some time off early September, too as I think I desperately need to unplug. I am undoubtedly feeling burnout.

I was so grateful the past few days to have some amazing support from friends who helped to lift some of the burdens off of me. I’m starting this week extra grateful for them and ready to move forward in making my new space feel like home.

You guys know I try and keep it positive around these parts but also  I keep it real. I thought I’d give you a little status update on how I’ve been feeling. As you guys know, I so appreciate you being here and am sending you each a virtual hug. xx

ASOS Dress (size 8) // Sezane Bag (c/o) // Sneakers

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p.s. affordable pieces on Amazon I’m liking right now and my Nordstrom sale picks from Early Access.

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18 comments on “Status Update”

  1. I am so with you, Meghan. The total uncertainty certainly takes a toll on all of us. I have felt endless despair lately, at a lack of control, at the endless nature of it, at the inability of any good news to make a splash at all. Wishing you the best unpacking.

  2. Moving is so traumatic. It’s no wonder you are having a hard time! Take good care of yourself and know that this too shall pass.

  3. I’ve been a long time reader but have not commented much. I just wanted to say that I am so impressed with everything you’ve accomplished during the pandemic on your blog and on Insta, and I can’t imagine dealing with a move right now on top of everything else going on. I think you are stronger than you give yourself credit for and you are handling things the best you can! So give yourself a break and definitely focus on self care (and have a drink!).

    I did not have to deal with a move, but I too had my anxiety ramp up in July/ August to concerning levels. I’ve heard from others that they are also feeling increased anxiety, so I think we’re all in this together. Somehow we’ll get through and I really hope things continue to improve on many fronts. Just know you’re not alone and I can’t wait to see how your new apartment comes together. Thank you for the continued daily escapes from “real life” and I hope you are starting to feel better with the move behind you.

    1. Hi,
      Thank you so much for your website and talking about a wide variety of topics. You put a lot of effort into your site and it shows. You are a great influencer and very collected. I am sorry you have been stressed out by your move. Moving is stressful and to sprinkle the pandemic on top of a move isn’t easy. I hope the next couple of weeks go by fast and you can take your much deserved time off to relax. Thank you for all you do.

  4. HUGS .
    As always your vulnerability and how you share your authentic self is why I love reading your blog so much.
    You are not alone.

    I am so glad the move is behind you.

    Excited to see the new digs once they are ready and you can have a most restful sleep in your new home.

  5. I moved in July and there were some issues with the apartment that, compounded with everything else going on, sent me into a total tail spin. I could not stop crying for a full day even though I knew, rationally, that things would be okay. My body and emotional capacity just hit a breaking point and I needed to get it all out. I am doing better now and settled into my new place, but I know how you feel. I hope you are able to find some peace and relaxation once the unpacking is done!

    1. I feel this, Molly!!! It can all just be way too much. I am so glad you’re doing better now!! Thank you for making me feel less alone in this experience!

  6. Awwww Meghan, wishing you well 🙂 I 1000% deserve a break, so please take one! I cannot imagine moving right now, and you should give yourself a pat on the back for accomplishing that. Sending good vibes so you can get to a better head space!

    Libby

  7. I very much admire your honesty and transparency. I am sorry this has been such a hard time, and I am in awe of your fortitude and resilience. Your perseverance is giving you the experience to conquer future challenges. Be proud of yourself today and know that in future you will look back with such respect for how you handled all the things thrown at you. Hang in there and know we all think you are awesome!

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