Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July Goals

Well, hello July.

July, you seemed so far off, and now--well, you are here.

I totally missed writing out June's goals. So, we'll just pretend that I cleaned out closets, worked out everyday, ate clean, and read fifteen books. I mean, I definitely did not watch too much TV, eat cheese for every meal, make naps a solo sport, and marathon eat to keep the nauseousness at bay.

Kidding aside--I'm thankful for a new month, new energies (hello 12 weeks today!), and new projects that I actually have the energy and motivation to do.

So, we'll just forget about the former goals and head onto this month's:

Blog about baby number two. I know that I won't keep as much of a record with this pregnancy as I did with Luke, but I still want to make an effort to write down thoughts, experiences, and how I am doing.

Finish new shop product. About the time I found out I was pregnant, I also had a burst of creative energy for new products and designs. Then, of course, within days, I had no desire to do any work (unless a nap is considered work). Now, I finally have the energy to get started again. Ideally, I'd love to have my newest product in some hands by the end of the month, but I'm not pushing it.

Read two books. I've read three books in the last ten days, so I'm pretty sure this goal is realistic. Luke and I are enjoying our trips to the library for new books :)

Do prenatal pilates at least once a week. Okay, okay. Once a week--I know. But, I want to start with that and move to more. Right now, I'm walking 3-4 times a week, so I'd like to add another workout to help me stay motivated to move.

Create a simple cleaning schedule. Ugh. I'm horrible at keeping with the bathrooms, floor, dusting, etc..but I'm realizing that breaking it down helps me not feel so overwhelmed. So, this week, I want to scribble down a little schedule (maybe make it look cute) and try to keep up with one to two small cleaning/household tasks each day during the week. If you do this, share your secrets!

That's it for July. How about you? What are your goals?

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Friday, June 26, 2015

A "Tiny" Bit of News

We are excited that Luke will be a big brother this January! I'm just a little over 11 weeks and finally feeling over the first trimester "blahs." I'll share more soon :)

Happy Friday!
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Thursday, June 25, 2015

On Undocumenting Life

Appropriately, this post has zero photos ;)

Lately, my phone has been tucked in more than taken out. My Instagram feed is a little less busy. My photo stream on my phone hasn't been crammed with 1,000 photos of Luke playing in dirt.

On Father's Day, I didn't take one picture (oops).

But the less documented life is still as rich, as colorful, and perhaps more lived.

I notice I pay a little more attention to what Luke is playing than how I can get the best shot.

I realize it's nice not to check Instagram as often to see how many "likes" my most recently posted picture got.

I take more moments in internally instead of trying to capture them all with my iPhone.

It's not that documenting and pictures and feeds are wrong.

Absolutely not. I love having pictures of both special and simple moments. I love strolling through my feed and remembering or flipping through the photos on my computer.

But, you know what? It's also sweet to live a life a little more undocumented for a time.

It reminds me that my moments don't disappear from my memory if a photo or comment isn't attached. They are still there.

Vivid, fully, and undistractedly (is that a word?) lived.

How about you? Do you ever find yourself putting the phone down more often and not worrying about catching every moment? Or do find that difficult to do--worried that you will wish you would have gotten a picture?

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