Going easy on myself and being thankful

 I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve let you in on what’s been going on in these parts. I apologize for that.

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The truth is, I’ve found myself taking a step back on social media the past few weeks after feeling a bit overwhelmed with it all. I’ve been trying to not obsess over seeing every post on my instagram, facebook, and pinterest feed. I’m working on not feeling guilty for shutting down my computer early and enjoying the evening with Josh. I’ve been taking those extra ten minutes before bed time to give Landyn my undivided attention and not give work priority. I’m not beating myself up if I don’t answer every single email within a 24 hour window. I’m taking more personal days where I turn off all social media. I’m not forcing a blog post if I am feeling uninspired. I’m not obsessing on stats and followers and growing this space. I’m all for growing and moving forward as a blogger, but there has to be a balance and that was just what I was lacking. You can’t force it.

IMG_3304 Landyn’s beanie c/o Blue Corduroy

 My anxiety has been a bit over the top and I’m working through it. I’ve been easing up on myself in general. I’m trying to steer away from over committing myself and being okay with saying no. Saying heck with it if there are days where I don’t feel like cooking and being okay with left overs and take out. Folding the mounds of laundry on my bedroom floor when I get around to it. Rotating between top knots and hats on days where I don’t feel like doing my hair. Being ok with the living room that lacks furniture or still not having our house just the way I’d like it. Letting go of things that are completely out of my control. Blasting feel good music when my brain shifts to overdrive. Avoiding the news and other media outlets that drown us in negativity. Breathing more. Focusing on good. Doing my part. Laughing more. Trusting the process. Investing in myself more.

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I’m marching to the beat of my own drum and it feels good.

For I have so much to be thankful for.

IMG_2751 Fall in southern California and this beautiful place I get to call home.

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Being this girls momma. She adds so much color to my world.

moccasins c/o Freshly Picked 

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To have grown in love with this guy. We’re coming up on a year together and I’m so grateful for the beautiful life he gives us.

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My family. We are missing my momma in this picture but my family is my rock. They have shaped who I am and are the definition of unconditional love.

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Cocktails with friends. Can I get an amen?

IMG_2723 The gift of self expression. I love that my Landyn shares my love for creativity.

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My circle of girlfriends that each add their own unique mark and always fill my cup. You know who you are.

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I’m thankful for my health. To spend every single day doing what I believe is my lives calling, being a momma. To have the ability to work from home sharing pieces of my heart with all you. For opportunity that falls in my lap. For forgiveness, and grace, and second chances.

I am thankful.

What are you thankful for? Tell me in the comments or leave links to a post.

Lots more to come this week. Happy Monday.

xo

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My dear friend Emily owns a shop called Blue Corduroy where she expresses her passion for knitting and all things handmade. I met her through blogging and got to hug her in real life at a blog conference a couple years back. She has creativity busting at the seams and its my lives mission to spend a weekend with her where she can teach me some of her skills. Check out all the handmade pretties she has going on. Awesome gift ideas. Completely swooning over this granny pillow.

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And this weeks Groopdealz picks:

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Comments

  1. Shirley says:

    Sweetie it is about time you know your feelings. You have no one to answer to but yourself. I love the pictures of Landyn, she is growing up right before our eyes. She gets cutier each time you post. Be happy! God Bless!

  2. emily says:

    landyn looks so cute in her hat!! thanks so much for taking the time to share it with your readers, lindsay! and good for you- spending time to take care of yourself and those closest to you is a very important job! and saving time to do just nothing is also important in my book. -emily

  3. Kelly says:

    New follower from Casey’s blog. I love those boots! Family is everything, it’s so true.

  4. Sounds like you do have a lot to be thankful for. What a wise woman to turn the world off once in a while so you can appreciate the now.

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