Life Changes

The first month of 2017 is already over and I honestly can’t believe that so many life changes has happened in my life in these few weeks. So many changes professional and personal –  that it has me racking my brain and a lot of adjustments.

Work Life  – My professional life has changed immensely from living only a 15 minute drive away from work to now an  hour or and hour and a half drive depending on how bad traffic is that day. We moved all the way to Stellenbosch from Bellville – which is a shit distance to travel every day. We all got this as a shock we had no idea the company was looking to move offices. I am still in shock that this happened and feel sad that they never considered our situations as we all have different circumstances – but what can one do especially when you are established in a company for more than 3 years its not as easy to just leave and find a new job. There’s so much to consider , like how would that company treat you? Are the people nice? Salary? Are they flexible? It would be easier for me to quit and get a job close by, but with so many things to consider it’s not that easy… So I guess I will need to bite the bullet and continue traveling for now.

This entire situation has left me stressed out of my mind because I do not have my driver’s license yet so it’s difficult being mobile also when our offices and my home is nowhere near any public transport route leaving me to relay on others to get to and from work. This situation is just so frustrating but what makes me more upset is that no one asked how we felt about it before renting new offices so far away. I guess no use going on about that, because things just won’t change – I am trying to adapt though having to get up earlier and getting home later takes some time to get use to that. That does leave me less time to spend on blogging and I can really see that my blog has been suffering so I am still working on a schedule to suit my new times.

Personal Life – Here’s one area in my life that just makes up for everything bad and stressful!! I moved in with Justin!! I can’t begin to stress at how happy that makes me. Having to fall asleep in his arms every night no matter how bad my day was it really does make a huge difference I was spending most of my time at his place anyway. So to help us save for my car and our new home we getting next year we made the decision that I would move in , it just makes sense I miss him so much when I am not with him. We have been together for a little over 3 years now and its been the best 3 years of my life. I am so thrilled we took the next step in our relationship and I am really looking forward to our amazing life together.

I have also just started with driving classes! I do plan on doing about 10 to 20 hours worth of classes.  2 hours every Saturday which does take up my weekend or most of it, but learning how to drive would be worth it in the end. That will probably take me 5 to 10 weeks, only once I feel comfortable driving and the driving instructor thinks I am ready will I try and get my license which I am happy and nervous about.

I have also been very careful on what I eat and cutting out a lot of carbs and sugar. I haven’t had coffee in 3 weeks which surprisingly I had no idea I would be able to survive day to day without my daily cup of coffee. I’ve been eating smaller meals as well and during the 3 weeks I have lost a total of 7 kg which I am thrilled about only have a few more to reach my goal weight. It has really opened my eyes at how much bad stuff is in food! Even food you would think is healthy is not healthy at all containing high carbs and sugars which plays a big part in gaining weight.

So that’s pretty much what has been going on in my life recently just so much going on it’s been taking its toll on me mentally, but there has also been such great changes that makes up for everything. I do apologise for this lengthy post guys!!

  • That’s so exciting you moved in with your boyfriend!! That sucks you have to travel so far for work now. I hope it gets easier

    • Thank you Laura – atleast I get to go home and see my love everyday which makes things a tad easier

  • Pam Scalfi

    such an exciting time for you and justin! wishing you guys all the best!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  • Юля Журавлева
  • Aw, I’m sorry to hear about your work struggles but hey, moving in is so cool! Congrats! I really have to work on getting my license too…

    xx, Pia

  • Congrats on moving in together! I remember how exciting it was to move in with my (now) husband for the first time – it’s such a great feeling! x

  • Margaret Dallospedale

    Woww Candicen Congrats babe.
    Wishing you guys all the best.
    Maggie Dallospedale

  • Sounds like your life is going on a great direction despite the little inconveniences with work changing location. Good luck with your driving classes, being able to drive yourself will make a huge difference!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Oh yes Shireen I can’t wait to be driving! These lessons have been so great and likely my instructor has patience lol 😁

  • Despite work, your life sounds like it’s really in a good place and congrats on moving in with your love and also on the great weight loss!

  • Ela

    Congrats on you and Justin! Moving in with a significant other is such a huge step!
    Ela |

  • Ela

    Oh, and JSYK, 1.5 hours in travel time in peanuts here in the Philippines! It’s not unheard of to get stuck in traffic for 3 hours! 🙁

  • Aww I hope you’re able to get your drivers license soon so you don’t have to rely on others to get to work. That’s such a bummer, and crazy that your company didn’t let you guys know they were thinking of moving offices. I hope things get easier!

    Nida | Caked To The Nines

    • Yeah they have been looking out for themselves which is disheartening, but have to push through…. Thank you Nida

  • Marta

    Great post…..

  • Paola

    Great changes, congrats doll!
    Kisses, Paola.

  • Keep going, good changes!!
    Silvia |

  • Congrats on moving in with your boyfriend, it’s the best feeling isn’t it! I hope February brings you lots of lovely little changes too x

  • Congrats on moving in! I hope everything goes well for you this year x

  • Congratulations on the move and started driving lessons, that’s so exciting. So crap for them to move your office though, I hope it works out better for you with travelling in the future.

    The Makeup Directory

  • Kudos to you for going so long without coffee! I don’t know if I could manage without it, which is sad since I only became a coffee addict within the past couple years.

    • Haha I am still battling with that but so far once a week a cup of coffee is all I have 🙂

  • Eeek! That travel to work can be a pain. But all the best with driving. I’m also going to try and get my license.

  • Brenda Brooks

    I’m so glad of your life changes, they’re always good! I guess 2017 has a lot of changes for all of us, I moved out of town a week ago to the city and yes, here as well we can make an hour or so to work depending on traffic. Thanks for sharing and hope this 2017 bring the best for you!

    • Thank you Brenda – yeah this year is going to be a big one 🙂

  • Suki and the City

    I love a fresh start and welcome changes, great post! xx

  • Maria

    Good luck with the drivers license!
    IN 1997

  • Keep going girl! You got this x

    Nev | Miss Nev

  • missgetaway

    Wow that sounds like a super exciting and stressful start into the new year. I wish you all the best for 2017!

    Love, Kerstin

  • LOve this post! SO glad to hear how excited you are about this year. Good luck with these changes
    Ellie x

  • Driving lessons are definitely something I need to start doing, but it’s just so scarily honestly. 😬 Plus I live a 2 minute walk from work, so there’s nothing really pushing me to get my license.

    • I take a myciti bus which is convenient and affordable so I have no motivation either but I have to do it. My bf doesn’t want to drive me around forever lol and in case of emergencies if something happens to him and we live together then I have to be able to drive him to the hospital – this is my only reasoning

  • Omw, your whole office move thing is terrible! Stellenbosch is so far! Quite rude, never mind inconsiderate of your company. I’m also starting (again for the 7th time) driving lessons soon so I TOTALLY know what you’re going through with this. Goodluck with everything though