Tassels + Life Update!

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Scroll down to read about my current job situation. Plus I’m also sharing a little about our current financial goals and struggles!

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Life and Job Update

Yesterday, I was talking about renewing my work permit in my Insta Stories (I am from Canada, so I need a permit to work). Normally it takes 3 months to get processed, but it has been almost 5! And I haven’t been able to work for 4 of those months because my permit expired during that time!

Today I received news that my new card was being produced and will get mailed to me. It also looks like I will be able to return to my previous job! So within the next little bit, I will be back at work!

It’s a little bittersweet for me. I have loved working on my blog full time and having the freedom that a 9-5 job doesn’t give. But the reality is, I am not making enough on the blog to justify giving up my day job yet! Also, Jon and I are hoping to buy a house before July.  This break from working has hindered our savings plan a little! But now that I will be able to legally work again, we can go ahead and look more seriously for a house!

If anyone has ever lost a job or been lad off, you know the effect this can have on your life and relationship! Jon and I are not struggling financially, but it definitely affected our lifestyle. We had gotten into a pretty easy routine of being DINKs (Dual Income, No Kids :P). We were buying what we wanted without scrutinizing our budget, and still saving a significant amount for a house.

So when I was “laid off”, that extra spending went out the window! We still had the goal of saving for a house, so we had to cut back on “extra” expenses. Although I will say that Jon probably cut back more than me–I just REALLY wanted needed those new March Fisher wedges! 😛 Such a good husband!

This past month we have been getting antsy because technically, I should have had my work permit and been back to work already. We are getting tired of having to watch everything we spend (and Jon telling me not to spend ;)) when we knew I should have been back to work!

Has anyone been in a similar situation with job loss? It is definitely hard on a relationship, but I know that looking back, we will have grown from this and become stronger as a couple. We know that we can get through the tough times together and the most important thing it to have each other and God in our life!

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  • Joy
    February 24, 2017 at 2:32 am

    We went through this when my hubs lost his job (downsizing) prior to getting his current job! We also got used to our DINK lifestyle 😉 lol. Our relationship is so much stronger now & so are our bank accounts since learning to cut bank a little even though we don’t need to now!
    Fingers crossed you get that permit soon!
    XOXO, Joy
    http://www.basicallyjoy.com/

    • My View In Heels
      February 24, 2017 at 3:08 am

      Thanks for the support Joy! Glad everything worked out for you guys and you came out stronger together!! 🙂

  • Vanessa
    February 24, 2017 at 2:59 am

    Hey girl! Yes I have been in the same situation only I chose to leave my job about 3 years ago. I was extremely unhappy and couldn’t bare another day at work. So I quit with no other job In line. Ivan supported both of us! But all he wanted was me to be happy and find a better job. In the midst of all that is when I really thought about blogging and slowly started giving it a go because I had more time. I also did apply daily for a job and eventually got one (the one that I still have now). I enjoyed my time off Trust me! And oh how I wish I can work on my blog full time! BUT I need my job to buy all those pretty outfits and pay for pretty pictures! Haha! I dont doubt one day you’ll be able to blog full time and getting paid for it! Great read!! And of course, cute outfit 😉

    • My View In Heels
      February 24, 2017 at 3:12 am

      That’s so awesome Vanessa! Good for you for taking the leap to find another job–and then starting a blog! You are doing an awesome job! One day we will be blogging full time!! 🙂

  • Cindy
    February 24, 2017 at 3:31 am

    Love the outfit! Knw the situation since we are going thru immigration too and mybhusband greencard expires in a couple of weeks. Our 2 yr interview is next week. Hopefully we get approved really fast!
    Xoxo
    Cindy
    http://Www.foreignfreshfierce.com

    • My View In Heels
      February 24, 2017 at 3:56 am

      Oh wow!! Good luck girl!! Hope it all goes smoothly and fast!!

  • Esther J
    February 24, 2017 at 3:31 am

    Thank you for being so honest Jaclyn. As a new blogger you really are a big inspiration to me and I love these types of life posts. Thanks for sharing!

    • My View In Heels
      February 24, 2017 at 3:59 am

      Thank you Ester– you are so sweet! That’s so encouraging for me to hear! Blogging has definitely helped me come out of my comfort zone and share more personal aspects of my life! 🙂

  • Kasey
    February 24, 2017 at 3:34 am

    That is so exciting you can go back to work! You said you liked that job, so it’s great you could keep it- sometimes they’re so hard to find! I totally understand your struggle! Last year I was laid off and I didn’t have another job for 2 months, and had to live on my savings!

    • My View In Heels
      February 24, 2017 at 4:02 am

      Oh wow! That’s can be scary! Glad it worked out!! 🙂

  • Michelle
    February 24, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Great post! I know the feeling of having to cut back! Hubby and I are expecting our third little one, just bought our home, and now I’m leaving my day job to pursue my handmade business (also because the day job didn’t qualify me for paid maternity leave, yayyyy!). So we’re going to adjust our spending quite a bit until I can get sales where they need to be, haha.
    Glad to hear everything worked out for you! It certainly is helpful to have the extra stability.

    • My View In Heels
      February 25, 2017 at 2:46 am

      Wow! Congrats on your third!! And that’s amazing you are pursuing your business-I’m sure you will do great!! Those things are always hard to take the leap on, but I’m sure it will be amazing! Good luck!

  • Christie Moeller
    February 24, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    So glad your card is on the way! I work freelance so I def know about the ups and downs of income. Feast or famine. Now onto fashion- That dress is EVERYTHING! So perfect for Spring! Love it!

    xoxx Christie

    http://icanstyleu.com/blog/

    • My View In Heels
      February 25, 2017 at 2:46 am

      Aww thanks Christie!

  • Jordyn Mikaela
    February 24, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    I absolutely love this dress! How would you say it fits? SheIn sizing always throws me for a loop. I am 5’8 with an athletic build. Would love to purchase 🙂

    • My View In Heels
      February 25, 2017 at 2:52 am

      Haha ya hey totally can be weird on their sizing!! I say it fits pretty true to size. I got a size small and my measurements are 34-25-36. If you hover your mouse over the size you want on SheIn, it will give you the measurements of the garment laying flat. That’s how I usually determine what size to get because their stuff can sometimes fit a little small! 🙂 Hope that helps!!