I took a bit of a break from my blog and I’m slowly getting back to it because truth be told, I really miss my blog! Honestly, life got too hectic and I couldn’t do everything I wanted to do, so I took a step back and decided that I would take a bit of a hiatus from Me & My Chaos.
So what have I been up to?
Well, I am officially a MRS. now!! I still need to legally change my name on all my documents, but I am now Mrs. Nancy Slocum! I still like to put the (Salazar) in parenthesis afterward just so people know that it’s still ME!! Our magical day happened March 11, 2017!! I am loving married life, it really makes me so happy to be my husband’s (Matt’s) wife!
We moved in after our honeymoon to a beautiful condo in Mission Viejo, CA. A lot of the stress came from being less than a month away from our wedding date and still not having a place to live afterwards. We thought we were for sure going to be San Clemente residents, but three weeks before our wedding date, we got the bad news that it just wasn’t going to work out. We were blessed to find our condo in such a short amount of time and it was ready to move in the day after we got back from our honeymoon, so it all worked out in the end, but man was it a roller-coaster of emotions. Our boys love it, especially Jay! This is the first time that he’s had a room to himself, well for the most part, he shares it with Cam every other weekend.
As for our home, it’s a work in progress. I have a certain vision of how I want to decorate and style each room, but it will take some time and money to do that. I’ll take you along for the ride as our home slowly comes together!
Started My Own Business
I started working on my business plan back in 2016 when I was on disability for my vertigo and surgery, but it was just a plan, nothing else! Then in January, I actually started to set things in motion and NS Organizing was born! It is my professional home organizing company and I am so happy with it! Organizing and order make me so happy, so one thing led to another and I am now the owner of my own business!
Still a Speechie
I am still doing Speech Therapy as well, just at a different private practice. It is a bit further away than the previous clinic, but I’m really happy, I’m getting paid well and I’m stress-free and to me that is so worth the extra 15 min drive!
This was a hard one for me! I had been going to my church for several years now with my parents and sisters, we attended a Christian Spanish Ministry and I was involved in worship and as a Sunday School teacher for the preteens. Here’s the thing, my hubby doesn’t speak Spanish, so we weren’t about to go to two different churches, so a tough decision had to be made on my part. The decision was to go to a church together as a family. We couldn’t go to my husband’s previous church because it was an hour drive away from where we moved to. My husband’s coworker suggested Crossline Community Church and we love it! It’s scary to step out of my comfort zone, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do and at the end of the day realize that change is good!
Other Fun Stuff
I was also in one of my best friend’s wedding as a bridesmaid and it was such a great and fun experience! It’s so different and a stress-free when you’re not the bride and you just get to be a bridesmaid!
My husband also got a new job a couple months ago. It’s a lot more responsibility because he is now a construction company Superintendent. We are still getting adjusted to his schedule and the demands of his work, but I think we are doing a pretty good job at supporting each other in these really big life changes! Love that guy!
Also, we’ve just been having fun and loving being newlyweds and handling what life throws at us with the help of God, for sure! My struggle has been budgeting. Oh man, it is my kryptonite! Just when I think I am heading in the right direction, life says “Oh yeah, just kidding, you need new brakes! Cough up the money woman!”. My budgeting and money adventures require a whole other separate post!
What’s in the future for Me and My Chaos?
I am in the process of re-branding Me and My Chaos, they’re little tweaks from colors, fonts, logos, etc. As of right now, from what I have been brainstorming, I’ll be posting about wedding tips that I learned from planning my own wedding, home decor, home organization, budgeting, personal life posts, encouragement, marriage, family and more. Me and My Chaos will literally be a little bit of everything that interests me and that encompasses my life. There’s going to be a lot of new and fun changes coming to the blog, stay tuned! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any cool posts!