Hi friends! I figured it was time for a coffee date.
What are you having? I’m going with my favorite lavendar vanilla latte with oat milk. It’s a pretty penny, but I like to treat myself every week or so because it’s my favorite coffee shop.
If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that these last few months have been such a whirlwind. With finding childcare and starting back at work, I feel like I’ve exhausted any last bits of remaining energy I had. I’m definitely still learning how to balance my days with Cam with my work days. I enjoy getting out of the house and seeing clients, or going somewhere to just write. I know it’s good for me to be doing things that fill my cup too. I pretty much have one long day at the office each week where I try to schedule most of my in-person clients then. For my virtual clients, I have a little more flexibility for scheduling them at various times (usually early in the morning or after Cam goes down). I feel fortunate to have such flexibility and it’s working just fine right now.
And when I take those days for me and my work, I feel more rejuvenated for the days I spend with Cam. She’s at the age where we can’t just stay at home all day. She’s so curious now and I want to introduce her to new things! So, we went to our first Baby Storytime at a local library last week, and I think that is something we’ll consider again.
How is work/life balance going for you? Any tips?
I still have so many things on my “want to do list” that I just haven’t gotten to yet. I’m trying to stay present and accept that this stage of life is fleeting and it won’t be this crazy forever. Having some childcare has helped tremendously with giving me more opportunities to do some work, and we may be increasing the amount of hours per week, which should help.
I am thinking that my next endeavor will be starting a regular instagram live series or instagram tv. What do you guys think? I’d be taking your requests and recommendation for topics and questions to answer!
There’s also some updates I want to do to the house but it seems like every time I actually have the time or opportunity to do so, I lose interest or I’m not feeling motivated. So, TBD – not sure when that will happen.
I also want to start training for something, likely a half marathon. I have been ramping up my running and starting to feel better overall. I’m still in no rush, but I feel like since things are starting to feel better, why not?
I’d ask how you and your community is doing, if you had any impact from Florence. Last weekend was the first weekend in a while where I can say I didn’t leave the house. Well that’s not true. I did a rainy run on Saturday, which was actually quite refreshing. But, we didn’t have any need to go anywhere (and were scared of flooding anyway) so we stayed put and ate lots of good food, like cookies, granola, egg muffins and snack plate.
This weekend we will be leaving the house. We are heading to Asheville for Ed’s family reunion. Alot of Ed’s (extended) family hasn’t met Camryn so they are all looking forward to it! Speaking of Camryn, maybe it’s time to do a 5.5 month update. She is just changing SO quickly and I love her little personality more and more every day.
I’d tell you I’m starting to get the travel bug again. I’d love to start planning a trip, I just don’t know where! We have some shorter distance driving trips coming up in the next few months, so that will quench my travel bug for now. But I’m thinking next spring, when or after Cam turns one, I want to travel somewhere new! Have you traveled lately? Where have you been or where is on your list?
I’d also tell you that there’s been a lot of talk about intuitive eating in the dietitian community lately. There seems to be some misunderstanding between those who don’t quite understand intuitive eating, or different points of view on practicing and endorsing weight loss, etc.
I think it’s important to reiterate that intuitive eating can still be used with those who practice more restrictive diets, due to food allergies/intolerances and more serious conditions that require certain eating styles (i.e. diabetes, cancer, pcos, etc). I think it’s easy to be misconstrued that intuitive eating is eat what you want all day every day, and people believe that mostly includes sweets and non-nutritious foods. But, that’s not the case at all.
Would you guys like a post about this?
What’s filling your cup lately?
What’s on your upcoming agenda?