Hello beautiful people! It has been exactly three weeks since I transitioned out of my role at the non-profit I worked for. It has gone by in a FLASH. Though I miss my co-workers - and the youth, oh the youth! It has been the BEST decision. You know how they say when one door closes? It's like leaving opened me up to the universe, aligned all the stars.
I'm working on some really exciting projects right now. I'm doing work that matters to me and, as promised, I am doing it with my baby strapped to my back. PLUS I finally feel like a mother. I know it sounds silly, but for a while, I was really doubting myself and my bond with X. I finally feel like I can let everyone else have a relationship with her, too - I no longer feel threatened or angry or jealous or resentful.
In an effort to keep up with my self-care intentions, I have made more time for myself. I got my hair done, and I feel FANTASTIC.
I have also joined the gym! To get back into a fitness groove, I have been trying out different fitness classes combined with some running (Mission Inn Half here I come!). I went to spin (died), a weight lifting class (mm... never as good as crossfit), and a kickboxing class. OMG I forgot how much I loved kickboxing!!! My sister has been coming with me and we have been dying every time. But it is so good.
The days go by so quickly. X and I read, we play, we walk, we talk all day long. There are moments where I have to get away to do an interview here, take some photos there. Money is tight, I'm not going to lie. But our daily pace went from mad-New-York-City-rush hour heavy metal, to a warm, slow, pineapple-honey reggae station.
Turns out X really likes Chuck-E-Cheese. I can't wait to discover more of her likes and dislikes as she continues to grow up. I look forward to getting to know her (and myself) better each and every day.
Until next time, friends. Sending you sunny and sweet weekend vibes today and always.