Monday, March 17, 2014

life lately: priorities

I have had this little blog since 2008 - it's been a place for me to express, reflect, connect with others, create, and document.  I love being able to look back on so many things in my life here on this little corner of the web.  I don't see myself getting rid of it, I just wish it could stay as one of my priorities... and it hasn't!  But it's okay - my goal of 8-10 posts a month probably won't happen in the coming months - but I will do the best I can, and most importantly, I will try to keep up with the documenting - not just for others to read, but for myself.

I have gotten a few emails and messages lately from ladies who read along and I can't tell you how much it means to me - I feel so special that you follow along and I always appreciate the supportive comments and advice from so many of you!  Thank you!

Life lately is filled with family (of course), work, friends, and trying to keep up with things around the house.  I am also trying to get back in to working out, and running.  I have my eyes set on another half marathon in September, but before I sign up, I need to make sure I am going to be dedicated to it.

I see so many ladies who do it all - and they amaze me... community leaders, successful careers, kick-ass mamas, you name it - and when I try to measure up to that, I realize it's just not going to happen.  All I can do is be me, and do the best I can at it every day.  I try to focus most of my energy into Andie and I have tried to really pay attention to my attachment to my cell phone.  I don't want Andie to think I have a phone permanently attached to my hands (she probably already thinks her dad lives in my phone when he is at work because we facetime so much!)

I have seen a few quotes lately that have caught my eye when I can't sleep at night and I am skimming through pinterest.  Quotes have always been something I love - I have them scattered in different areas around the house to remind me of the things I think are important.  Thought I would share a few. . . :)

Have a safe and Happy St. Patties Day!  We are off to drink a green beer and celebrate with TL's friends from work.  Andie is hanging out with her pops - so darn cute.





{i LOVE this last one - i strive for this to be a mantra for our little family}

7 comments:

Tess said...

I find it hard to keep up my blog and I DONT have a sweet little baby on my hands!

The one thing that really does motivate me to continue is that I love looking back at my 2010 or 2011 posts and seeing where I was and what I was doing. There really is no better journal, and I love that I have it.

And....we love having you on here, and we would miss you too much if you werent! ;)

Courtney said...

I absolutely love this post. I've found myself trying to be more aware of how I spend my time and attention too and I'm finding that I need to let go of a lot of social media type stuff that isn't important in the big picture. Great quotes!

Jenn @ Bliss to Bean said...

So true pretty lady! Just. Be. You. I think as amazing as the internet is, it makes us feel like we can do it all--which we can; we are certainly more than capable of doing every Pinterest project or fancy meal, or creating a super cute outfit. But, we have 24 hours in a day and lives to live. Just make sure whatever you're doing, you're happy. Hope all is well in Cali!! Is it football season yet??? :0)

Jodi said...

I always wonder how some bloggers do it. They post everyday and work and parent and so much more. I just can't do it. I was reading one blog and she gets up at 4AM everyday just to get stuff done before her daughter gets up and she is pregnant. WOW! I like my sleep. I hope you can meet your running goal. Good luck. Blog when you can. I try not to let the blogging pressure get to me. I blog for me to have as a memory "book" and I think that is just fine!

Jess said...

Completing a 10k after Sawyer was born was the best thing I did. It forced me to get back in shape and I did it with a few Bible Study girls that kept me accountable. I love that you are doing a half marathon! You go girl!

Leslee said...

Always enjoy reading your posts, but understand whole heartedly the difficulty in balancing life and blogging :-) I don't have a sweet little 'excuse' and can't seem to get my blogs posted!!! Keep up the good work...

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I hear ya - I don't even have a baby and I can barely find time to blog anymore! Keep is up as you can, I'm trying to do the same!