The Value of Time

The Value of Time

I’m not a Mom to human babies so sometimes women are quick to tell me “You can’t help me fix my schedule, you just don’t understand”.

And they are right, I do not have 2 legged children who can walk and talk and that I have to take with me everywhere I go BUT I’ve honestly NEVER tried to act like I understand OR like I can fully relate. I would never insinuate that.

But what I DO know, is that I understand valuing your time, using time blocks, preparing for shit to hit the fan, planning your “to-do” list around nap times and the potential for a toddler meltdown.

Time management is time management and chaos is chaos. But it comes down to way more than the ability to make a fancy plan and stick to it.

It comes down to your state of mind.
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Surgery

Surgery

My dog had a major surgery last Friday (Mac, the big pitbull one).

His rehab consists of him not walking, except short 5 minute leashed walks to potty a couple of times a day. So basically he has to sit still… all day… and night… for 4 weeks.

Um, he’s only 3 and full of energy and built like a brick shit house so he has been trying to strong-arm me every step of the way. Oh the cone, then there’s the cone. Such joy.

So my days this week have been filled with strategically planning my life around his needs. Meds 4 times a day. No visitors because he can’t get excited. And he hasn’t been sleeping through the night and when he won’t stop crying, I’ve wound up sleeping on the floor with him.
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Be Mindful of Your Vibe

Be Mindful of Your Vibe

Be mindful of your vibe.

I met my friend Jordan for breakfast this morning at my favorite spot. This has quickly become our “thing” because well, breakfast is delicious and it’s an easier time for him and I to make work with our crazy schedules.

We were sitting across from each other at the end of the community table chatting and drinking our coffee when I noticed the waitress place a drink two seats down from us at an empty spot. Then she came back a minute later and placed a plate of food there as well…again, no one was occupying that seat. Continue reading “Be Mindful of Your Vibe”

The Brain…

The Brain…

The brain is an interesting thing. It’s funny how everything is good, You can be kicking ass all day long, accomplishing everything you set out to do, make awesome connections, have a killer work out, make big break through with clients, have a good hair day, eat perfect macros, cross everything off the list. End the day feeling great.

Then you lay down. All noise off. Just you and the sound of the fan and your brain starts racing. It takes you to the one thing you wish you could control right now, but can’t. And even though you’re knocking down every thought its throwing at you with logic, it just keeps coming.

Even after many years of learning how to move past, release, and let go of certain feelings, sometimes…only sometimes my heart floods my head and I can’t turn it off.

Maybe that’s a sign of undiscovered things or unsaid words or maybe, just maybe these feelings weren’t ready to be shipped off so quickly.

I’m not sure yet but I plan on paying close attention until I figure it out. 

Every Day Matters

Every Day Matters

It’s funny how one day can hold so many highs and so many lows.
How you can have the best morning, have good conversations, and have exciting things happen but then have an utterly trying afternoon. One that makes you want to crawl under a hole.
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My Fitness Journey

My Fitness Journey

I will never forget this moment… as silly as it sounds, I gave this pic a double take after I took it and remember thinking to myself “whose body is that?!” I was so fucking proud. I’d worn that dress so many times, it is one of my “go tos” but it didn’t used to fit like that.

It had been a few months since the last time I had pulled it out of the closet and it was a pleasant surprise to see the how it showcased the changes in my body I had been working so hard to build.
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Me Too

Me Too

I had on a new skirt, my hair was on point, and I felt great as I entered the arena on the arm of my then longtime boyfriend, Tony. We were there to support a local charity, to socialize with a ton of our friends and business associates, and to watch some police officers and firefighters duke it out in the ring. It was bound to be a great night!

As we made our way through the maze of tables on the floor surrounding the ring, we stopped at many of them to give hugs, shake hands, take pictures and say hello. Everyone was pleasant, and everyone always loved Tony and me. We got many compliments on the energy we brought into a conversation. Continue reading “Me Too”