As a teacher, I always have these great plans about everything that I am going to get done during the summer. I have a list of things I want to do around the house, DIYs I want to tackle, trips I want to take, people I want to visit… I mean the list could go on and on.
One of the things that I always have good intentions on trying to be successful with is my blog. I have big plans of blogging multiple times during the week, building a stockpile of material for the busy school year and reaching out for potential collaborations. I usually start the summer with a bang, but then life happens.
As a Mother of a very busy toddler, I am constantly on the go. Play dates, playing at the park, shopping or just chasing her around the house, it seems like we never stop. I swear she can make a mess faster than I can clean it up! With all of this crammed into just a few hours during the day, when I do finally get the chance to sit down and relax, I crash! In fact, I can’t even tell you the last time I opened my computer. To be honest with you, I am typing out this blog post on my phone!
As I sit back, though, and contemplate our very busy lives, I really don’t have regret over a slight neglect to my blog. I am living my life and living it to the fullest. At the end of the day, making memories with my daughter is way more important that 300-500 words on a page. What I would regret is missing out on couch cuddles, sticky hugs and a that sweet little voice calling out “Mommy!”
In the grand scheme of things, I have accomplished a lot this summer! I redecorated my living room, bathroom and bedroom, painted stripes on my bedroom wall, reach out for multiple collabs, went on one vacation and currently packing for the second and had lots of day dates with all of my besties! The best part? Summer is even quite over yet! I still have one more vacation, a few fun collabs, a cute DIY and more in the works before I even have to return to school! I feel accomplished!
I constantly have to remind myself that it is ok to take a breather and that no one expects me to do it all. While it would be incredibly awesome to be a super hero, I am not Wonder Woman! I have to prioritize, I have to take breaks and, most importantly, I have to put my family first!
This 4th of July, I hope you are doing just that, putting family first! Whether it is your biological family or the family you chose for yourself, I hope you are having a safe and happy holiday! Relax! Have a drink! It’s ok to take a break from the busyness of life!
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