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Raven Rocking & Rolling

Y’all. Life has been so awesome lately. And so busy. So awesome and busy that finding time to tell you about it is like trying to find my black Havaianas at the bottom of my shoe pile in the closet. Translation: hard. Work has been incredible, and has quickly become a top priority (behind sleeping and hanging out with Shelton, of course).

<< Keep scrolling if you want to forego the life update and look at pictures from our trip to Raven Rock. >>

Let me tell you — so many things have fallen by the wayside. Like, the cleanliness of our apartment, for one. (Turns out I’d rather have a messy apartment and interact with people all day than the other way around.) Transitioning from working from home to working full-time in a crazy-busy office where I am challenged every single minute of the day has been tough, but in a good way. I love that I’m so engaged at work — that I’m fortunate enough to have such a good job with such good people. But, I also feel the need to get back on track health-wise. I was feeling pretty shitty about this. You know how I get. I have definitely felt like somehow I need to “do it all.” Roll out of bed like a Disney Princess. Work out. Eat a fresh breakfast. Pack a wholesome lunch. Be at work early. Kill it, all day. Eat said wholesome lunch. Work late. Come home and prepare a wholesome dinner. Spend quality time with Shelton. Create something. Go to bed early. Wake up, repeat.

I think we all have a “best version” of our life check list of sorts. I think we should all probably take them with a grain of salt, because each day is different and provides its’ own set of challenges. And we should really just give ourselves more credit.

I can’t do everything, and that’s okay. Wow. Just typing that made me feel worlds better. Say hello to my new mantra.

It will all work out though. Seasons of change, like this one that I am experiencing, reminds me that all I need to do is make a new plan. It’s that simple. My home life is so great. Now my work life is just as great. And I will find ways to balance out the other areas.

Do you have any tips? I’d love to hear them.

Oh, and today we went to Raven Rock State Park and had an awesome adventure. (No big deal.) I will treasure the memories we made today forever. It’s a good thing to be one with nature every now and then. Get out there before it gets too hot, y’all!

Enjoy the photo dump. More posts coming soon. Rave on, Sarah

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  1. I go through similar “bouts” I guess you would say where I work 60+ hours a week and spend the rest of my time with John and the blog. I try to focus on the things that matter (like a clean kitchen) and the rest…I try to let it go. In 10 years, it will be the hike and joy of a new job you remember…not the messy apartment for a few months before you find your balance :)

    • sweet sarah

      April 21, 2013 — 8:36 pm

      Glad to know I’m not the only one! Sometimes I worry that my “bouts” are a little too frequent, but, alas, it’s just part of who I am. You are so right – when I look back on this time in my life I will remember the fun memories that were made, not the other stuff. Thank you for your comment and your wisdom! :)

  2. Glad to hear you are loving your new job. I’ve been checking this week to see if you had done a recent post. Best advice I can give on balancing home and work is plan ahead and make preparation a priority. Whatever you can do the night before to prep for the next morning is essential. Even if you have to stay up a little later. I like to tidy up when t.v. commercials are on or I’m running bath water in the tub. I always take something with me when I leave a room to put back in its place. Good luck!

    • sweet sarah

      April 21, 2013 — 8:34 pm

      You are so right – in fact I am about to get off the couch and figure out what we’ll be eating for breakfast and lunch tomorrow! Preparation is key, I am learning that quickly. Without it, I’m more likely to make poor decisions when it comes to my health. No bueno! Tidying up during TV commercials is a great idea – I’ve got to start using that! Thanks so much for weighing in – I appreciate your tips so much!

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