March was a month of working hard and attempting to find new routines.
I learned this month that there isn’t really such a thing as balance. Everything in our lives holds weight. But that weight changes. Between Scout, work, church activities, friendships, this blog, hobbies (reading, guitar playing, bullet journaling), family, errands, housework – the overwhelm can become pretty prevalent. But it’s important to not hold “busy” up on a pedestal. It isn’t something to be prideful about. We all are busy but we shouldn’t glorify it and at the end of the day, “balance” isn’t real. What is real is filling up your friends but making sure you fill yourself up too.
It’s about prioritizing what needs to happen and being okay that it’s not all going to be done at once. It’s making peace with the to-do list, the one that is still really long when you decide to sit down and have dinner. No one is perfect, I know that. But sometimes, it’s hard to remember that I don’t except other people to be perfect so how can I have those expectations with myself. So this month, it’s about patience and grace with myself.
Experienced the Poppy Bloom Boom at Walker Canyon
Moved work locations from a high rise to the beautiful DreamWorks campus
Had a snow day at DreamWorks through snowball fights, sledding, and snow cones
Joined the group at work for yoga on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Threw a baby shower with coworkers for our boss
Went to my first sumo match
Had a nerf gun fight amongst our cubicles
The Bachelor (we all saw the ending coming right?!)
How to Train Your Dragon 3: Hidden World
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Of Mess and Moxie
Goal in April: To finish these books and make more time for reading in general!
New playlist this month:
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In February, I put learning to budget. I said I’d come back with my favorite budgeting program I found and I can proudly deliver: Every Dollar. It gives me such a peace of mind and I can keep everything in one place. If you try it out, let me know what you think!
New routines – even attempting to balance it all is a quest unto itself. While trying to figure out these new routines, I’ve also been learning how to give myself grace and to be patient with myself. Life is not constant so I can’t expect my days to be. It’s an ongoing lesson.
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To be honest, March felt a bit messy. A bit disorderly. But each day is a new day and each month can set a new tone. My biggest takeaway from March is to take each day as it comes and give up the idea that I have all of the control. Make the best decision you can and move forward. Not every day is going to be perfect. There are not enough hours in the day to do every single thing you want to prioritize and that’s okay. Do what you can, give your best. That’s all anyone can ask from you, especially yourself.
Wish you were here,