I was lying awake Friday night, with one hand over my heart repeating “I am safe, I am loved” over and over, the other by my nose so I could smell the essential oil I just put on to help ground myself back to the present moment, to help bring down my anxiety.
If you haven’t heard of a vulnerability hangover, then I highly encourage you to check out Brene Brown’s work. It’s a thing. It’s that feeling that often leads us to ask ourselves why we did that, why we shared that, why we opened ourselves up in that way.
I like to think I can do it all. All the things; all the time. But as we all know, that’s not actually how life works.
Sometimes I look back and wonder how I worked a full-time job, part-time job, managed a band, and had a decent social life with time to sleep and workout when these days a full-time job, freelance writing, blogging one day a week seems nearly impossible, let alone trying to have any kind of social life.
Did August fly by for anyone else? I can hardly believe we’re a few days into September! It’s been feeling more like fall than summer lately and while I’m enjoying the final moments of summer and summertime activities, I’m also embracing the idea of fall and all that comes with it. I live for boots and sweaters, apple picking, pumpkin everything, and cozying up under a blanket sipping hot tea with the windows open enjoying that fall breeze.
But before I get ahead of myself, we’re here to talk about goals, particularly how I did working towards my August goals and the new ones I’m setting for September.
Over the last several years, eating healthier, especially with food allergies or special dietary restrictions has become easier and easier. Thrive Market is partly to thank for that. This is not a sponsored post but I recently placed an order with Thrive Market and since I absolutely love this company, I thought it would be fun to share what came in my most recent order.