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Life Update: Summer 2018

HELLO friends and family! I wanted to give you all a little update on my life the past year-where I’ve been, how I’ve been, etc. First of all let’s start with…

School:
I’m currently in my senior year of college, studying my bachelors in psychology. I have this summer quarter left and then two more classes! I was initially supposed to be done this summer but ended up not being able to get into a class because I was taking the prerequisite at the same time (thanks academic advisor) anyway…so I dropped another class in order to have a lighter summer load and will be graduating in October.

It’s so close yet seems so far. I keep having to remind myself that it’s not a race or competition and that I am already about two years ahead but impatience is just a cornerstone of my personality (UGH LOL). 😩

I’m honestly not sure what I want to do once I complete my bachelors. Maybe go on to get my masters? However, currently I am interning at a local police station and I am LIVING FOR IT.

Internship:
That brings me to the second huge thing going on in my life at the moment-interning at a police station. I started last week and it has already been an amazing experience. I feel like there is just so much knowledge to gain on psychology and dealing with people that I have trouble absorbing it all.

I’m enjoying every second of it, even though it involves getting up early than I’m used to and being on my feet for long periods of time. It makes me feel like I am making a difference in my community.

Work:
I’m still a nanny full time and let me tel you it can be tiring-but it is also very much rewarding. I see these little girls being shaped into great people everyday and it makes me feel so wonderful to have an influence in their lives and growing up. I also feel like it is preparing me for future motherhood.

Some days I feel like I have it down. I think I could have a kid anytime now and do awesome. The girls I nanny are behaving great and I’m feeling good about making an impact. Other days, I feel like I never want kids and literally just need a Venti Latte with about five shots of espresso.

I’m not sure what life has in store for me in the next few years career wise but I do know that currently I enjoy where I’m at.

Relationships:
It’s super hard having a long distance best friend. I had always heard that but never really experienced it until Victoria went off to college. It was a ROUGH adjustment. I felt super alone for the longest time without my best friend here.

It’s still difficult but I have found it is easier when I spend more time investing in my relationships with people here when I feel lonely.

Jonathan and I are still dating! We’re coming up on two years this August and he has continued to be one of my biggest supporters through these last years. I am so high strung and get stressed easily and he is the exact opposite which is very calming for me.

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I believe that’s all I have for a life update right now!! I really want to blog consistently but realize that I am also horrible at it! 😅 I have so many things I want to write about though and would love to hear your thoughts! Should I write more about nannying, being an intern, surviving college and working full time? Long distance friendships? Send me a message or leave a comment on what your think I should write about!

Xoxox,
Ruby Marie

 

 

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I Can’t Write About Something I Don’t Love 

      Around Christmas time I attempted Blogmas, and before that I’ve attempted to blog consistently for a over a year now, but every time I just can’t seem to stick with it. It would honestly pain me to write posts about nails and candles (although I do love candles) and all this materialistic crap that I wasn’t even interested in myself. But I did it because it’s what I thought people would want to read, and I did it because it’s what all of the big, popular bloggers did. 

     They have aesthetic, they have catchy posts about fashion and makeup and stuff that I just wish I could get into, but when I tried to do this, I was just a sub par version of their content. I can’t write about something I don’t love, about things I’m not passionate about. That’s not why I started a blog. Truth be told, I actually started a blog several years ago anonymously at the advice of a counselor to get my jumbled, self hating, depressed thoughts out & that was when I fell in love with the blogging world. 

     But not the blogging world I tried to be a part of when I started itsrubymarie because itsrubymarie is NOT a fashion blog, not a lifestyle blog, in the sense of cute aesthetic posts about dinner parties and such as I’ve tried to make it. No…That’s not what I’m passionate about. 

     I’m passionate about photography, about expressing myself in an artistic way, about mental health advocacy, about being a voice for those things that people don’t want to hear about. I’m passionate about Jesus and about people…And that, that is what I want to write about. From now on, that is what itsrubymarie will be about. 

Disclaimer: I know many of my followers probably follow itsrubymarie because of what it has been in the past, but I ask you to take a chance at this new journey & open your eyes to what I have to say (…or write) as it is truly what is closest to my heart. Also, this is no hate towards fashion & lifestyle bloggers, that’s just not me but I think y’all are amazing & wish I could look that cute all the time! 😉 

Thank you for reading, expect new posts soon & of course tons of pictures still. 


Xoxox, 

Ruby Marie 

Shoot me an email at rubyymarie.contact@gmail.com 

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Hannah Read / Fashion Blogger 

These last couple of weeks have been crazy, school starting, health issues, everything that could go wrong has gone wrong. But I always relish the opportunity to shoot portraits, it is such a lovely distraction from stressful things. It’s such a good creative outlet.

Recently, I started working with Fashion Blogger, Hannah Read, you can check out her site here: xoxoblissfullybrunette.com

It has been such a joy shooting with Hannah and I can’t wait to collab more! Here are some photos from our most recent shoot at a cute little Theater in Seattle!

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I am so thankful for all the people who have reached out to me recently wanting to take pictures. Photography is my passion and I would LOVE love love to be able to do it full time.

If anyone would like to shoot please contact me through my website or any form of social media!

Xoxo,

Ruby Marie