I am halfway through my year of simplifying and still going strong. One of the biggest changes I've made this year is to dedicate most of my weeknights to doing, well, not much!
For most of this time that I've been blogging, being 'out and about' was a big priority for me. Going to events 4-5 nights a week was normal. Nowadays, I'm throwing most of my energy and mind space into my job. Between that and 6:00a.m. workouts every day, I am spent by the time I get home from work. The last thing I want to do is put on my game face & outfit for yet another round of cheese, wine and networking.
Don't get me wrong. My days working at the Chamber of Commerce taught me that networking is invaluable, and I value the connections I make greatly. But what is it worth when you're too exhausted to hold your end of a decent conversation with someone you've never met? I don't want to waste anyone's time. I am constantly learning how to say no in order to take care of myself - and to be able to say 'YES' to the events that really appeal to and inspire me.
Most nights lately have been spent at home. Taking naps. Cuddling with Spike. Enjoying the process of making dinner. Food prepping for the rest of the week. Stretching. Reading. Trying to stay offline for the most part. Texting my family and admiring pics of my baby nephew. Catching up with my boyfriend at the end of our long days.
The quiet is wonderful.
Unfortunately, the tiredness and desire to be offline at night has made it really difficult to find time to blog. I have so many ideas for this little blog and sometimes it brings me to tears that I can't write as often. Not just because of time, but because I need my head and soul to be in the right frame. I'll find my groove again. I always do.