This past week has been a really wonderful, peace-filled week for me. I pulled back on the time spent on my computer (and if I’m being honest, I didn’t work out a single day either). As a result I was much more present during the days and much less drained in the evenings. It gave me white space to think and reflect after a few weeks of just barging through our to do list. I spent time cogitating on the past year and gave thought to the coming summer break (which will begin for us at the end of next week) and subsequent school year when I will have both girls full time.
I’ve realized that a page is turning and I need to make some adjustments as we move into this new season (both literally and figuratively). From the outside it may not even be very apparent that anything is changing, but in my mental space, I’m making some switches, including loosening the pressure I put on myself in this space for not only the sake of my peace of mind, but also for the quality of the posts I write.
This blog has become a big piece of me. It’s my creative outlet, it’s my connection to so many incredible people (you!), it’s a place where I can write and discuss my ideas, thoughts, routines, and reflections. I love sharing what inspires me, but cranking out content just to fill a self-imposed schedule is a not only a disservice to my creativity, but it’s also a disservice to you.
I don’t say it as often as I think it, but I am so grateful that you choose to visit this space. I know how busy you are and how much you have going on in your life. The fact that you choose to spend some of your time on A Healthy Slice of Life feels like an honor and a responsibility. I want to put my heart into what I share here in hopes of bringing something of value into your life. Whether it’s helpful or entertaining or just makes you smile, I want it to be time well spent.
So there is no real announcement here, just a public releasing of my self-imposed schedule. I’ll post when I’m inspired to share something of value with you, and when I’m not, I’ll be over on Instagram and Facebook sharing what I’m cooking for dinner, our daily antics, and our travels, whether that’s to a nearby park or a cross-country road trip (one day… ;)).
To liven things up a little, a quick “currently” rundown…
Reading: The Good and The Beautiful curriculum sample pages. I haven’t pulled the trigger yet, but it’s looking good.
Eating: Less grains in the evenings, per The Woman Code recommendation and it has seemed to make a difference with my symptoms this past cycle. More cycles needed before I claim a real difference, but it’s encouraging.
Watching: The Handmaid’s Tale: Season One. It’s dark. And disturbing. But we can’t seem to look away.
Drinking: A lot of tea- Mighty Leaf Organic Green Dragon is my go-to lately. I brew it in a mason jar, about half full, then fill it with ice once it is cool.
Congratulating: Caroline (comment 31 of 190 as chosen by random.org). You won the Clarisonic MIA 2! Check your inbox! Also, there seemed to be a lot of interest in skincare (my people!), so maybe I’ll be able to do a giveaway with one of my favorite products next time.
Working On: Our family album… from last year. I’m really trying to crunch and catch up because right now I’m in July of 2017. I use MixBook and I’m hoping to get current and then stay current (easier said than done). The family albums are very important to me and the girls love them too. Kaitlyn woke up this past Wednesday (her 4th birthday) asking to see pictures of her were she was a “tiny baby” so for the first 20 minutes of the day we snuggled on the couch looking at pictures of me while I was pregnant and her first few weeks of life. Those memories are priceless.
Feeling: Happy! Dad has been feeling good which just makes nothing else matter much. And with the longer days and the sounds of warm weather (currently listening to a lawn mower), I’m just feeling light. It feels good to be in a good place and I hope you are experiencing the same. Sending much love to you and wishing you a wonderful weekend!