Spring Mood Board
Thank God it’s spring. The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and I’m fully vaccinated. I can’t help but nurture a sense of hope. This hope feels simultaneously audacious and justified. I have moments of genuine lightness despite feeling the usual current of anxiety and overwhelm. Some days are harder than others, but I’m finding it easier to return to a place of steadiness within myself.
End of Winter Mood
The sun is out today and it feels like a really big deal. Spring is coming. That’s what I’m holding out for in the midst of this bleak winter. I don’t know about you, but I’ve hit a wall. It’s a lot, friends. Sometimes I wonder how on earth we’re supposed to sustain this level of intensity, and then I remind myself that none of this is normal. It’s my mantra on repeat: This is not normal. This is not normal. It validates my experience and also makes me feel overwhelmed.
Early Fall Mood Board
This summer I became a summer person. I’ve always thought of myself as a fall person, but 2020 has turned everything upside-down, and I’m no longer who I was before. Hell, I’m not even who I was last week, which was technically a lifetime ago. Now I’m a summer person.
Summer Mood Board
Summer is here and I honestly couldn’t be happier to be shifting into a more relaxed, spacious mood. Despite the fact that my stress levels remain unchanged, I feel less reactive and more responsive. Even as COVID continues to turn life upside-down, life at home seems to have settled into a rhythm.
Spring Mood Board
It has been a challenge to write this post. To be fair, it has been a challenge to do almost anything these days. I don’t feel much like writing—I just don’t have the energy. How can I write about my mood when I can barely even manage it? It’s all over the goddamn place, oscillating between hopelessness and hope, despair and calm, heartbreak and joy. I’m trying my best to ride the wave but man, it’s exhausting.
Winter Mood Board
I don’t love winter. Okay fine, I hate it. No amount of hot chocolate or red wine by the fire could change how much I loathe the sting of freezing wind, or the discomfort of dry skin, or the fact that it’s dark by five o’clock. Here’s my problem: there’s absolutely nothing I can do about it. If I’ve learned anything it’s that life’s a lot easier when you lean into the things you can’t change. So I’m trying to just go with it — to surrender.
2019 Gift Guide
It’s that time of year, friends! Holiday shopping is upon us and I’m excited to share my 2019 Gift Guide with you! This year’s list is full of things I would love to give. Not gonna lie: I might buy a few of these goodies for myself! If only I could find that fleece bunting in my size.
Fall Mood Board
I’ve said it a million times and I’ll say it again: I love fall. I was the kid that couldn’t wait to go back to school. While everyone else was crying over the end of summer, I was already leaping into autumn (in a cute pair of corduroys). Maybe it’s because I’m a fall baby, but the season just feels like me. All I know is that I get so excited come September because it means fall is heeeere!
Summer Mood Board
I’ve had a few opportunities this summer to get away. It has been so good to rest. I love my work and I love motherhood, but it’s not easy doing both (said every working mother everywhere). There isn’t a lot of time in my day for anything that isn’t essential to raising Chloé, managing our household, or running my business. It’s a challenge I’m GRATEFUL to have, but doing it all is hard/impossible.