Tested Positive for COVID-19

Tested Positive for COVID-19

If you like my Facebook page, you might have seen my post yesterday saying “due to unforeseen circumstances, there will not be a new post this week.” Well, I decided I would sit down and write anyway. I mean, being stuck in our apartment for the next 10-14 days gives me plenty of time to write, so I might as well take advantage of it.

From the title, I’m sure you can gather why we’ll be hanging out at home for a while. Earlier last week, Colt tested positive for COVID-19. He’d been sick for a couple days and we both assumed after a while that it was just the flu. I wasn’t showing any symptoms and I had just gotten the flu shot a few weeks prior so it added up. But we encouraged him to get a COVID test just in case, because in the back of my mind something seemed off. For a while, I kept telling him it seemed like he had COVID, but it was one of those “that can’t happen to us” things where we just brushed it off. Note to self: don’t do that.

His first test, he tested negative. I wanted to stick with that result for peace of mind, but I knew that was wrong. He was told to come back in a few days and get tested again just in case he had it and it was too early to detect. So that’s what he did. His second test, unlike his first, was a lab test. So after a couple days of waiting, we got the results we were really hoping not to hear- positive.

Not much changed after that, other than being locked in the apartment. For me, that’s pretty much the regular routine- Colt goes to work and I stay home every day- but having Colt by my side 24/7 is a bit of an adjustment. While it’s given us plenty of time to work on wedding planning, it’s also given us time to get on each others’ nerves. It’s a good thing Colt’s learned to laugh at me whenever I’m angry because that cools my hot head down quite a bit!

At the end of the day, Colt and I are both very lucky to be able to be home while this blows over. I’m glad he’s such a good sport about everything, but his “if I die” jokes are getting stale. Both of us have amazing parents who have already done so much to help us while we’re cooped up, and we can’t thank them enough.

Like I said, Colt and I are lucky that this isn’t worse. We’re lucky that we can manage everything from home. But there are so many others who can’t say the same. Just because our story isn’t “hospitals and ventilators” doesn’t mean that it couldn’t be yours. Continue to stay safe and follow CDC guidelines.

Love you all!

On The Up & Up-date

On The Up & Up-date

Hey guys! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted anything on here so I’m checking in to let you all know I’m alive and well.

School’s been keeping me fairly busy. Everyday I’ve got some sort of assignment whether it be a lengthy paper, an online lecture, or reading. I won’t lie though. I’ve had several opportunities to sit down and write this update for you guys, but whenever I went to write something, I got exhausted and needed a nap. I mean, I’m running on barely 5 hours of sleep everyday so do you blame me?

Anyway, school’s been really good so far. I’m currently Team Straight A’s, which is something I’m going to flex until I can’t anymore… because I totally deserve it. I’ve been bringing home 100% quizzes and exams weekly. Don’t ask me how… I haven’t figured that part out yet to be honest with you.

Since I’ve gotten back to school I’ve gotten to catch up with so many friends from last year and I’ve felt my heart grow bigger and bigger. I never realized how much I missed them until I got to see them again and I didn’t want to ever say goodbye to them. I’ve also made a bunch of new friends that I can already see being in my wedding (if there ever is one lol). So I guess my sociability has really expanded since I moved back.

I know you guys know I went through some shit a month ago and was in a really dark place, so I wanted to touch on that real quick (again).

I’m doing so well it’s almost scary. I feel so much more power, confidence, and happiness now. I’ve been doing live streams on Instagram every Sunday where I talk about my trials and tribulations and offer advice and understanding to those who need it. Since I started doing the streams, I’ve gotten so many messages from people who have been going through their own battles. I promised myself that my pain wouldn’t be in vain and that I would use my voice to help others going through things too. Let me tell you- it has been the biggest reward. I’m still working on finding the perfect time to do live streams so that the most people can watch them live, but as of right now I go live at 6 pm EST and it hasn’t been so bad. If you’re interested in watching, set an alarm and be ready with popcorn tomorrow when we talk about confidence!

I’m so excited to bring new content to this blog and solidify what I want this website to be. I know I’ve been really wishy washy about my content and that’s not cool so I’m making it a goal of mine to get my act together and decide on what I’m going to do. I have a lot of things planned, but I want to really think every little move out before I execute it now. In the meantime, check out some of my older posts and let me know what you like best!

I’ve taken a lot of my online presence over to Instagram and Twitter so make sure to follow me on there to keep up to date on things like my livestreams and personal goals!

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