Welcome back to the blog. I will have to say that I have missed writing down my thoughts, feelings, -isms, and more. But I realized that in true wife/mom fashion I was putting the thing that I loved on the back burner because I was prioritizing my true loves, Brian & Logan. So here I am, after Logan has gone to sleep for the night feeding my soul and what makes me feel whole.
So 2020 was a year for the books. We won’t be forgetting it anytime soon and I know it’s not for the lack of trying. I want to take a minute to send condolences to anyone reading this who has lost a loved one during this pandemic. I am so sorry for your loss. & to anyone who has caught Covid-19 and is battling the repercussions of this virus, I hope that in time we find a cure and that your life will be whole again.
Aside from that I think we have learned a lot about a lot this year. Like how to stockpile on essentials, that Carole Baskin definitely killed her husband, that Love can be Blind, Virgin River 10/10 makes your eyes misty, and that when push comes to shove we can solve an unsolved mystery if we just put it on Netflix. If you don’t already follow me on Instagram, definitely head over to my IG so we can connect because I would love to hear about what shows you’ve been binging on lately!
After being home for 18 months, I went back to work part time in an office in May for a Jacksonville nonprofit; honestly it was a ball of emotions for me. 1. Leaving my baby even for 3 days a week was gut wrenching. Not being able to do breakfast with him was a really hard adjustment for me. 2. Office during a pandemic? Was I crazy? The answer is yes I am crazy but I also live in Florida and the expectation shouldn’t be anything less than that. CRAZY!
One thing that I will say that this year really got me to do was SLOW DOWN. I really focused on moments in time and memories. Logan and I started doing Craft + Boogie boxes which are a monthly subscription craft box (we love them!), I started cooking at home a lot more & sharing them on TikTok (follow me there but it’s not pretty, I’m no Gen Z), and I really made more time for reading books that brought growth of mind.
I say growth of mind when it comes to the books I chose because normally I am a thriller girl with a touch of the trendy books to movies like Crazy Rich Asians. I read How to be an Anti Racist, So You Want to Talk About Race, Stamped From the Beginning, The Daily Stoic, Say it Louder, & so many more. But books that really taught me to challenge my way of social activism when it came to racial injustices in this country.
Now I know this is probably where I am going to resonate or I am going to lose half of people. & that is A-okay with moi. I am not for everyone. I don’t strive to be. I am authentic to myself, my people, my racial makeup, my cultural experience and my opinions.
I am finding however is that I never thought I was an empath but I am starting to feel the overwhelming weight of all the emotions of the people around me, the people I see, the people I hear about who are suffering and dying. It’s been transformative for me. But it has really taken a toll on me as being emotionally vulnerable is not my forte.
Let’s discuss this blog schedule though. I am going to do my absolute BEST, to post 1 new piece of content every single Monday of 2021! As of this post I have all my content ideas until April 2021 (things may change and that’s okay!) but I always post on Instagram 2-3 times a week and my story daily!
I am so glad to be back in action for y’all and keeping you content fresher than a lemon in the summer.