Ok guys… Wanted to give you all a quick update on my ~living~ situation because I know it’s a bit confusing. So as most of you know, I have been back at my family’s home outside of DC since April 1st. I expected to be back in DC for about a month until my niece was born. But April Fools to me! I’ve been here for more than 5 months!! Here is a little breakdown of my quarantine situation and why I have been in DC for so long.
As the ‘Stay at Home’ order in LA continued to stay in effect, I decided to stay in DC month over month because it just didn’t make sense for me to go back. Matt ended up coming here at the end of May from LA to quarantine with me and my family. We went about 2 months without seeing each other which honestly was awful and not good for our relationship. Neither of us really like to talk on the phone or text…so that was just not going to be sustainable.
In case you missed it, at the beginning of June I decided to leave my full-time job. Not having a concrete job in LA and not knowing exactly when I was going to go back, I decided to move out of my WeHo apartment. The apartment was month to month and the last time I was there was the beginning of March. I packed one big suitcase and have been living out of it for the past 5 months. Matt had to go back to LA at the beginning of July because his company was going to go back into the office. Once he was back, him and my roommates moved me out of my apartment so I didn’t have to fly back (literally the biggest lifesaver in the world!)
I was planning to head back to LA last week and live with Matt but LA has since shut back down because the number of cases has been drastically rising. Both of us were going to be living, working, playing, exercising and sleeping in his beautiful, but small (!), one bedroom apartment in LA and if I know myself….that just wasn’t going to work. After all, we both really like our space and our alone time. Matt and I decided that it would be the smartest thing for us to be in the DC area for the rest of the Summer and potentially into Fall. Both of our families are here and there is so much more space, so it just made more sense for us to be here. PLUS that means more family time for both of us and most importantly more time with my first baby niece!
ANYHOO. I wanted to let you all know the details because when I posted about this on IG Stories, so many people responded saying they were in similar situations. I think there are a lot of us that don’t really know what our plans are for the next 6 months but I just wanted to say that you are not alone. We truly are all in this together and if you feel lost, confused or even a little nomadic, that’s ok. I never thought at 28 I would be living at my mom’s house but hey, I am choosing to look at this whole situation as glass half full. I haven’t spent this much time with my whole family since my freshman year of high school (when my siblings started going off to college) so I feel extremely fortunate for this time we are spending together and being able to watch my baby niece have all of her first milestones – she smiled for the first time last week! I know there are so many crazy things happening in the world right now and one thing it has taught me is to cherish and spend time with your loved ones.