Life Lately

Life Lately

The end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020 has been a whirlwind.

We spent the holidays with all of our family and friends and made memories that we will laugh about for years to come.

We had some once in a lifetime experiences with the Winter Classic game, we enjoyed Christmas parties. Completed some newer DIY projects (which will be coming soon!) adopted a new kitten, made some cute outfits!

Although these pictures don’t reflect it, we have had some tough days, some unexpected news, plans that changed. My goal for 2020 is to just stay positive. Why dwell on the negative when a problem arises, happiness is a choice that I plan on making everyday.

2020 will be my year

Next post will be a break down of the year long date nights that I planned for our anniversary, along with some extra fun at home date nights that we enjoy!

Self Care

Self Care

Self care is defined as the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress.

Self care is something that always gets pushed off until I can finish all the things on my mental to-do list that never seems to end.

I work as a teacher, and in my building, self care is priority. We are told over and over again that if we are struggling, we need to take a step back, re-evaluate and then dive back in. How else would you be able to juggle all of the duties that come with that of a classroom teacher.

It took me a while to really understand what self care was for me, because it is different for every person. Sometimes I need a quiet space to relax and unwind, maybe it is a bath after a long day with a glass of wine. Some days it is drinking my cup of coffee while it is still hot. I love to relax in the evening and watch one of my shows with John. Sewing is a creative outlet for me that I enjoy a lot and I get to watch my little ones wear the creations I make them, which makes me even happier.

The point is, don’t let self care drop to the bottom of your to-do list! Figure out what self care looks like to you and take the time to put you first because YOU DESERVE IT!