January was a jam-packed month for me and, so far, February doesn’t look like it will be much different.
Even though the days are flying by, I still feel like New Year’s Day was 125 days ago. How is that possible? Is that a sign I’m getting old? Or just really busy? I dove right into the year on January 1 by becoming a Beautycounter consultant and I haven’t looked back. Building my business is what has been consuming most every nap time lately, so the past few weeks posts here have been a bit more spaced out than they were the first few weeks of the year.
Here’s what else has been keeping me busy…
Wishing – The cooler winter weather would make a return. It’s been at least 80 degrees most days here recently and while it can be nice, the sweater weather days were too few in my opinion.
Reading – Origin by Dan Brown. If you look at Goodreads I’m behind on my book goal already, but it’s because this book is 10,765 pages long. I’m enjoying it so far, but since I’ve been going non-stop all day every day lately, I’m only able to read 10-15 minutes every night before dozing off.
Watching – This is Us. I was WAY behind, but binge-watched a ton of episodes to catch up before the big Super Bowl Sunday episode. OMG, that show is amazing, but so emotionally draining. I had puffy eyes all day yesterday after watching the most recent episode On Demand.
Cooking – Nothing new lately. I’m in a bit of a dinner rut. The last couple of months I’ve been cooking new things a few times a week, but now I’m on repeat. I hope to snap out of it soon!
Eating – Girl Scout Cookies all day long. We have so many boxes in the house right now. It’s fabulous and horrible at the same time.
Struggling – With giving myself downtime. I need to be better at giving myself “open” time where I can just hang out, watch a mindless TV show or read. I totally overbook my days because I know that soon they’ll be consumed with taking care of a newborn and toddler and I won’t be able to get the things done I am now. On the flip side, I also need to remind myself to give myself some time to relax because soon I’ll be taking care of a newborn and toddler and will be begging for downtime.
Listening – To Cecilia’s rotation of favorite songs. She normally rules the music when we’re in the car and the current songs in her rotation include Stronger by Kelly Clarkson, Super Bass by Nicki Minaj, Burn by Ellie Goulding, Defying Gravity from Wicked and the Frozen soundtrack.
Trying – A bunch of new Beautycounter products! I had a large collection of products before I became a consultant, but have more than doubled it since I started. I LOVE every single thing I’ve tried (I’m not just saying that) and it makes me even more excited to share them with everyone.
Loving – This stage with Cecilia. She is a total chatterbox lately, has an incredible imagination, is obsessed with horses and The Joker (from Batman) and wearing pretty dresses. She’s the BEST.
Wanting – To hire someone to clean out my storage closets for me. I totally had the energy to do it a couple of weeks ago, but I feel like the moment has passed. Maybe I’ll get another burst of nesting energy soon.
Feeling – Anxious. Lately, I’ve been getting scared and anxious about the changes baby brother is going to bring to our family – mainly my relationship and time with Cecilia. Honestly, whenever I think about my relationship with her changing I burst into tears. She is my best little friend and I’m afraid of how splitting my attention between her and baby brother is going to change us. I know the transition from one to two kids will have its ups and downs in the beginning and I definitely had similar fears before Cecilia was born, but it’s been something that’s been weighing heavily on me lately. Just thinking about leaving her at home for the last time before going to the hospital makes me bawl like nothing else.
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