I have a confession: I’m a little burnt out. I realize my writing and posting has gotten further and further apart (like, often times a week to ten days), but it’s not for lack of ideas. Oh no, I have plenty of ideas and plenty of half-finished blog posts…
…it’s for lack of enthusiasm.
I’m. just. so. tired. By the time I sit down at my computer, finishing up editing photos and blog posts and going through emails is honestly the last thing I want to be doing.
But I’m so tired. So I’ve been treating myself to some much-needed rest and relaxation (except, without the relaxation. You know, because I have a 4 year old and ting terror of an 18 month old).
I’ve been sleeping 8+ hours at night. Sleep is my love language. It really is. And I’ve been forgoing events and blog work so that I can watch movies in bed with Ari and then passing out at 9pm. 🤷🏻♀️
I’ve been getting housework done. I am a tad bit obsessed with keeping up with housework. Especially the dishes, vacuuming, and the bathroom. But there were weeks where I was falling way behind and then stressing all weekend. But the last couple of weeks I’ve been just staying on it. Instead of sitting down at my computer I’ve been folding clothes + putting the dishes away. And it’s lifted such a burden off my chest. It truly has.
I’ve been napping. Yep. Even after a full night of sleep, I’ve been taking a short snooze and getting some Ari snuggles in the afternoons.
I’ve been more engaged with my kids and my to-do list. No, I haven’t been a perfect mom — far from it! But I’ve been more present, for sure! I’ve just been spending a little more time listening to their demands instead of my own.
Right now I am giving myself some blogging grace. I’ve always done the opposite — given myself real-life grace and then buckled down on blog work. But no. Not right this moment. Right now I’m breathing deep, sleeping in, and taking care of real-life stuff.
But good things are coming. I promise! ❤️ Thanks for hanging by my side!