Friday, March 21, 2014

Five on Friday!


So thankful for Friday, for some time with my family, for a nice long run this weekend, for a breathe!


Sleep. What does it feel like to sleep through the night? I couldn't tell you right now. I am mentally exhausted by the time I get home from work and the physical part of not getting a good night's sleep is killing me. I am reading it is normal for a hard sleep pattern to hit between 8-10 months and I am praying that is all this is and it will pass, but it has been rough. Please Miles baby boy, just sleep!


Miles had his 9 month check up, the timing sucked because he had just had the stomach bug for about 2 weeks and lost all of the weight we were trying to pack on him, so once again my little guy was in the 2nd percentile on weight. Small, but mighty!!


Shopping. I need to do some retail therapy. Want some nice jeans and cute spring tops.


Running and spring. Hate the pollen, love the temperature. Looking forward to an awesome outdoor run this weekend and getting back into it, pushing myself! Speaking of, this week we signed up for our annual Peachtree Road Race!

Cheers Ya'll!


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Weekly Randoms

1. Sorry I have been MIA, work has been kicking my a$$, I mean seriously. I barely have time to pee between meetings.

2. Juan Pablo= worst. bachelor. ever. I mean really?!!! but..."it's ooook" bahahaha

3. Spring- I love it, but I hate it. Pollen has already started, yuck.

4. Vacation, man I am looking forward to one.

5. The Nora Virus/Stomach bug- OMG leave our family alone, it has been kicking Miles but for over a week now and we have been spreading it...on accident. Sorry Grandpa and Aunt Alanna- Miles loves you!!

6. it here yet?

7. More babies- it is in the air, lots of preggers friends right now.

8. A haircut? I need one.

9. The gym? Oh how I miss you. I am trying to squeeze in little sessions at home after the kids go to sleep, but I am looking forward to the ashes settling at work and getting back into a rhythm- oh man am I looking forward to this. I am a creature of a routine and balance.

10. Joy! My kids bring me so much. I have been a little stressed the past couple weeks with all of these changes and coming home to them (even though it is a lot later than I would like) is the GREATEST. Oh and my husband= AWESOME!! Been cooking dinner and helping me so much! Love my little family to the moon and back.

Monday, March 3, 2014


Life has been the usual craziness times 100.  I just recently received a promotion at work- woohooo!! I am super excited about it, it is a great career move for me and I am stoked.  I am also nervous, stressed and trying to stop doubting myself.  The transition period is starting and it is going to be rough.  I am trying my best to manage it all, but it is already stressing me out.  Hopefully within the next week they will at least back fill my old position (and 1 of my current 2, lol) so that I will at least see the end in sight.  It will be nice to transition that and jump into my new role so I can give it my all.  Until then, it is going to be rough....

The past 3 years have been all about having babies for me.  Shots, doctor appointments, newborns, etc. This year I turn 30 and one of my goals was to put a little focus back on my career.  Being a wife and a mommy will always  be my #1 job, but for me my career is also a priority.  I have worked hard to get where I am, college, working during school, MBA, student loans, etc.  I wish I would have worked harder, but that is not something I can change, what I can do is manage my career goals today.  5 years ago I wanted to be a power house in the corporate world. Today, I want to still climb the ladder, but maybe not quite as high or fast as before. I want to balance my family life, be at soccer games, dance recitals and have a successful career. I want to show my children you can have both if that is what you want.

It feels good.  It feels good to reach this goal at such a young age.  While it is little in comparison to some's success, to most it is big, and that feels good.  It feels good to be an example for my children, especially my daughter as a little girl who will grow into a woman who will still face challenges competing with men.  It feels good to know that I have both a successful career and a healthy, happy family life.  That I am a good mommy and doing a good job in the office. The corporate world is a shark tank, it is competitive and you have to pony up and get in there if you want to move up.

Have you ever read the book Who moved my cheese?  I read it about 3 years ago, as an adult, and gained a lot of perspective.  I am resistant to change, it makes me nervous, it makes me doubt myself, but I know deep down, change is good.  Scary? Yes, but exciting too.  I challenge you, don't be afraid of change, embrace it! I am going to try!

Here are some insightful quotes from the book:

“Life moves on and so should we” 
“When you stop being afraid you feel good” 
“See what you're doing wrong, laugh at it, change and do better.”
“Movement in new direction helps find new cheese.” 
“Smell the cheese often so you know when it is getting old.”