Setting Some Goals: December 2017

It feels so weird to type December. How in the world did we get to December already?

I haven't had many goals lately, specifically with this blog, so I thought it was a good time to set a few. Life really started moving when I found out I was expecting!

I have fought with myself off and on whether I wanted to keep this blog or let it go for a bit. I have definitely cut down on posting, but in the end I am not ready to stop blogging. I want to talk about all kinds of stuff and read what everyone else is doing.

Today I am setting a couple of goals. Specifically heavy on the blogging ones.

Blog at least 1 time per week - I used to commit to 3 days a week. That has definitely not been happening. I want to show up at minimum once a week. If more, it's a bonus!

Twitter - I deleted Twitter off my phone months ago and since doing that, I rarely go on. I logged in randomly this week and had questions about my tea swap, which sadly I will not be hosting this year. I need to get back to it.

Connecting - I work from home. I don't feel like I connect much with the world anymore being at home so often.  I need to make new connections, whether it be online or in real life. Who wants to be friends?!

Planning ahead: I have always been a procrastinator. It's in my blood. I need to get better at planning ahead, both blog and personal. I have a little one on the way and I know my time is going to get much more limited than it already seems to be.

Meditating: I have fallen off the mediation wagon. I miss it and need to allow myself that quiet time and space every day for me. I am going to start doing it first thing when the house is quiet and I can get some peace to myself.

I think these are some pretty good goals for me at the moment. I'm taking it one day at a time and trying to do it all. I know I can't, but tell that to my ego.

I will be posting a few things over the next few weeks that are surprisingly already planned. Some baby updates, Christmas stuff, and got only knows what else!

See you soon and I hope you have a fabulous December :D

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14 Weeks Already..

Whew! Do I have a lot to catch you up on! I am excited for this post today. I am excited to finally be sitting down at my computer and writing. I really have missed it.

First thing first. What's been going on?

For the past 3 months, I've been ziplining with my mom for her birthday, driving 26 hours round trip for a girls getaway,  celebrating my one year wedding anniversary, and traveling to NJ for work were I got to see a Broadway play as well as a private tour of NYC at night with my coworkers.

I did all of this while.....

Baby "Bloob" as we are calling it, is due May 2018!

Today I am officially in my 2nd trimester. When we went for my first visit on 11/2 I was way further along than anticipated and pretty much out of my 1st trimester.

I will do more of a detailed post about this soon. but for today, I was just super excited to let you all know where I've been and give the happy news!

Happy Monday!

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When Push Comes to Shove

Life. It's always give us new twists and turns. Sometimes we have no idea what is just around the next corner. We can to an extent control those twists and turns, but sometimes they just come out of nowhere and we are forced outside our comfort zones.

The comfort zone is something I feel like I have been clinging onto for way to long. I have made safe choices and I hardly ever leave room in my life for risk. I am starting to feel like that is a mistake.

I am not growing any more because I am refusing to push myself. I thought I was pushing, but now that I look at the past few months, I've really made the same choices I've always made. It's a pattern so to say.

Today I am making a pledge to not just push myself, but to shove myself off that ledge. I have to many dreams I am not pursuing because I am staying safe. I don't want to regret those decisions in 10 years. I want to know I tried. I did everything I could to pursue those dreams.

If they don't work out, I hope I at least find another path along the way. But I will know I tried my hardest to get there.

This is something that has been pressing on my mind heart lately. It's been heavy. It's been a different kind of uncomfortable. It's a reminder that we all eventually run out of time, but also a reminder that it's never to late to start.

Maybe that is why this blog still seems to be standing still. I have ideas, but they never come through. I don't want to let this space go. I love coming here, but I also realize how much I neglect it and all of my readers by not showing up.

It's not you. It's me.

I'm the scared one. I need to get over that and let the creativity and ideas shine through.

Now on to figuring out how to get my butt in gear.


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There Are My Obsessions: Fall 2017

I realized I have never done an obsessions list. Or in better terms, a list of things I am loving at the moment. This came to my attention last night when I realized I have a very real obsession with a new drink I just tried.

My first obsession is kind of a double whammy. I am in love with the eatery CoreLife. This is a chain restaurant that opened here a few months ago. I have been several times now and it is amazing. It keeps me in check with eating healthy. The pricing is reasonable and the servings are large. They have selections of salads, broth bowls, and grain bowls. They have a fantastic blog as well that has healthy lifestyle tips. They currently have 23 locations and they are opening more stores through 2018!

Now this next obsession also comes from Core Life. They have a seasonal drink for Fall and it is apple cider green tea. It is to die for! It is just perfect in flavor. I am going to be super sad when this drink goes bye bye.

Now that it is officially Fall, I am so happy to get all things pumpkin and spice out. I will admit I have only had two pumpkin spice coffee's since they came out, but part of that is I work at home and I don't go out as much anymore. I am however rocking my Leaves candle which makes everything smell amazing. Obsessed.

I bought a new velvety soft blanket at TJ Maxx a few weeks ago, and now that it is getting chilly out. I am in love! It is just what I needed to keep my all snug and warm through the winter.

So what have you been obsessed with lately?

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OMG I'm Alive!

Happy Friday everyone! I just wanted to pop in to say hello and to assure everyone I was indeed alive. I finally decided to take a well needed break. September was super busy for me and I just needed a few weeks to be lazy on my couch. #sorrynotsorry.

So how are all of you? I hope well! I can't wait to catch up on all of your blogs. I miss reading. I will say it has been super nice to stay off my computer after work hours, but I do miss the blogging community when I'm taking a break.

I have so many drafts ready to go that I need to add finishing touches to, so hopefully I will get some done this weekend and get posting!

I celebrated my 1 year wedding anniversary on September 24th. I want to share on that. I also want to share on my trip way back on labor day weekend. That was an amazing trip and much needed. I also promised a stitch fix post on my 5 of 5 keeper.

It's all coming! I promise!

So tell me something good that happened to you this week?

Happy weekend!

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