hello there friends, it’s so nice to see you [as my sweet Camp says when I pick him up from “school”] Oh how I’ve missed you. This place, the time put into writing on this space, it’s my therapy. it’s my time. and I’ve missed it. The season is changing, friends. it’s fall. today in my city it’s cool enough to wear jeans + my white chucks AND a cardigan. I’m sitting at Starbucks sipping on Pike’s Place drip from a real mug, listening to David Gray on pandora. I have two hours all to myself, and it feels damn good. can I get an amen from any other stay at home mamas?
it seems like all-the-dang-day my kiddos are hanging off me. just yesterday, I was trying to do a workout video and Asher had to go “tee tee” so she went to the other side of the house on her potty, and then proceeded to take the little bowl out of her potty and carry it to the other side of the house….”it spilled mama!”. some days you just have to laugh. moments like these fill my days. I bet they fill yours too.
In light of this, I have to have an “outlet”. I need time to myself, but I’m learning I also need accountability and community. So I’m making some pretty big goals.
I just started a month long beach body challenge with some of my college gal pals [fit for fall!]. Workout video for 30 min at home each day + a “clean eating” plan. I can’t tell you how much the daily check ins, encouraging texts and comments have pushed me to keep going. Like a lot of things in my life, if I don’t have a plan and make a goal – change won’t happen. so I’m taking a big step forward in my health and wellness.
my oily community also keeps me sane and accountable to changing our lifestyle with the daily use of essential oils. scrolling through Casey’s instagram, visiting our Baby Steps member lounge on Facebook, and connecting with some other like minded gals keeps me motivated to keep learning, and pushing myself to better our families health and wellness.
there’s another big goal I’m working towards….
Last year, I loved following along some amazing writers as they wrote every day of October. I’ve been brainstorming what I would want to write about, and one sunny July day at the lake it HIT ME! I can’t wait to tell you about it. I’m about to start getting my thoughts on paper about it, and hopefully pre-write a few posts before linking up next Tuesday. I hope it will push me to be a better storyteller, to connect with you, to record some memories that have been stored in my head, and only make me a better writer, wife, friend, and mom! [remember, writing is my free therapy!] so come back next week, and journey with me through 31 days of October. to find out more about this crazy write31 days thing, go here.