Kimono: Kimono Robe
Pants: J.Crew Chino
Shoes: Faux Pearl Mule
With the weather being ever changing here in Colorado, I’ve been needing some clothes that I can layer that aren’t a heavy sweater or a turtle neck. Enter the kimono! It’s perfect for fall, yet is light enough to wear on a cool summer night. This summer night, Spencer and I went to dinner and walked around some shops here in Denver. We don’t get out often during the weekday nights because Spencer is exhausted from long days at the hospital so any chance I get to go out with him I try to dress up a little!
Real talk: It’s not easy being married to a resident. I don’t think many couple’s marriages are easy, no matter what career you choose. Life happens and you are constantly learning how to adapt and handle each new situation that life brings together. For us, the hardest part right now is finding the balance between Spencer’s work and my play. I love to get out and do do do things together. Spencer is exhausted from 80 work weeks and wants to eat, sleep, relax and repeat! And I don’t blame him! When your schedules operate at different speeds, it’s hard to find that balance where both partners are satisfied with what each day looks like. It involves sacrifice, self-awareness, and a satisfaction that extends beyond what is done each day.
Here’s to anyone out there who feels stressed, overwhelmed, or discouraged in their marriage today. You are not alone! Everyone struggles. Difficulties aren’t a maybe, they are a guarantee. Don’t be caught off guard or tell the “other people don’t experience this” lie to yourself. They do. You will. But that doesn’t change a thing about the foundation of your marriage. You committed to your spouse- this means you committed to working through the difficulties, you committed to looking hard seasons in the face and not giving up on each other. Don’t let the struggle rob you of the joy and growth that your marriage is meant to bring you!
Thank you so much for reading this little blog today!