Monday, January 14, 2019

Coffee + Conversation

Well, hello there. And happy Monday.

It’s been a while so let’s have a cup of coffee and play catch up, shall we. I have lot to share with you all - a nursery tour and a birth story, for example, but it’s a busy season and I’m running perpetually behind. 

To everything. 

In fact, we’ve been fifteen to twenty minutes late to preschool since the return of the winter break. Except one day. And that day taught me there are actually some advantages to rolling in at the last minute and not having to wait in the carpool line. Mainly that tiny babies don’t like to sit still in cars while you wait in line. 

Friday, January 4, 2019

2019 Intentions

I love January and the New Year. That feeling of a fresh start with a whole year ahead of you is so refreshing. It always leaves me feeling so excited about all the possibilities for the year because I have no idea what is coming our way over the next twelve months. 2018 was a big year for our family as Corey started a new job, I started a new business, Madeline blossomed into such a big girl, and we welcomed a new baby. I can’t wait to see what our family does this year.

Every year I share my “intentions.” I hate calling them resolutions because to resolve sounds so concrete and makes me feel locked in. You never know what life will throw at you in a given year. So I really prefer to call these my intentions - the things I plan and hope to accomplish given the information I have now - the very first week of January. 

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 2018 Taught Me

What a year 2018 was! It’s hard to put it into words - there was so much good and I have a hard time finding the words to describe this year. It wasn’t without its challenges but I felt like a lot of this year was dedicated to me finding myself and coming into my own in this stage of life. I learned a lot this year along the way, but a few lessons from the year really stand out to me.

Trust yourself and follow your heart. I have worked from home since Madeline was about a year old but last January I woke up one day and decided I wanted to do something different. I hadn’t felt that way at all a week earlier but one day it came to me with such clarity. I was hesitant to share this with Corey but I felt really strongly that I was being led down a different path. Then, I met my mentor with Beautycounter and decided to upgrade my account to become a consultant and it has been such an amazing decision for me. I found that throughout the year I became even more passionate about women’s health and that by pursuing this job I actually got a lot of time for myself back while still earning a paycheck. Not to mention so much pride and a little bit of awe at my role of helping other families learn about and choose safer products for their own homes.