A new normal.

Monday, June 27, 2016

I'm sitting in a Starbucks with my laptop in front of me, a hot chocolate that's a little less hot and lot more cold next to it, and I'm feeling on top of the world. While there's nothing in this world that I love more than being a mother, I hit a spot a couple of months ago where I was feeling like I was desperately missing doing something for me. I missed writing, I felt constantly behind on emails that kept mounting up, and I knew it was time to make some decisions about what I wanted for myself. I had all these ideas and thoughts and goals and none of it was happening. 

So, after a night where C found me at my wit's end with piles of clothes on the floor and packing boxes everywhere, we came to the conclusion that I needed time set apart every week for me to do my own stuff. Not running-errands time, not clean-without-kids-around-me time, but time set aside to focus on my writing and getting work done. And as I sit in this chilly Starbucks (feeling like the least-cool person in here, I might add) I feel like I could burst into tears at any second because this. THIS. This feels so good. I've missed spending time with me and I'm so excited to hang out with her a little more, if even just a few hours a week. I wouldn't be able to do this without the leader of my whole cheer section. Love you, Chrisser. 

Speaking of cheer section. Look at these other little people that are constantly pushing me and encouraging me to do more. To do better. 

And a couple more pictures of this girl taken at the farm down the road from our house here in Utah. Oh, did I mention we moved! We're in Utah now. We're thrilled, but miss our Philly people daily. Hourly even. 

So, here's to finding our new normal. Still trying to keep the older two from finding my Toblerone stash. Still trying not to spend all day trying to get every Oscar giggle out...(maybe that's why I never get everything done that I want to...) Still continuing my search for the Laundry Fairy. And hopefully, taking care of me a little better, too.

Sling in "Lark" c/o WildBird. You can shop their slings HERE. I like to have different carriers for different outings, and I love this one especially when O is feeling extra sleepy or needy when we're at home. It's one of the easier carriers to use because it adjusts super easily, and I love wearing Oscar and feeling his little body next to me. 

Basket c/o Little Cottonwood. Found HERE. I absolutely love the size. We used them as their Easter baskets this year, but it's perfect for just about anything. Especially for this girl and her hoarding-tendencies :) 

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