Isn’t Jessie Randall’s office a place you’d like to be, too? Maybe it’s how pretty she is (and her shoes) or maybe it’s the wide open, creative space, but I’d really like to be sitting at the other side of that desk!
I feel like I’ve been sort of off the radar for nearly five months since having Watson. My normal weekly blog posts haven’t been happening consistently and I’m really sorry for that! I promise, promise to be back in full force one day so soon. Like, Monday through Friday—back at it. The truth is, I’ve been feeling a little spread thin lately, so Brandon and I have been having a lot of talks about how to fix this.
I really never took any type of break, or maternity leave if you will, after having Watson. I just kept telling myself, “I’ll slow down soon,” but here we are almost five months later and I never did. If you’re newer around here, you probably don’t know that I also sell real estate in Charleston and work as a marketing coordinator for my in-law’s jewelry store. Both are part time roles, but those jobs, along with blogging and taking care of a new baby, don’t leave much time left for anything else! Like hanging out with Brandon at the end of the day, or going to the gym, or finally unpacking my suitcase one week later. And for some reason, ever since Watson was born, real estate has been keeping me busier than ever! I had a closing from my hospital bed the day after Watson was born and was out showing houses to two different clients less than two weeks postpartum. (Now that I think back on this, it makes me so mad at myself for not totally escaping reality and spending every waking moment with my brand new bundle. Oh, the mom guilt.)
Not complaining—I LOVE my work and am a million percent thankful for the flexibility my multiple-hats kind of career gives me. It allowed me to be with my mom when she was sick and now home with our Watson. And I would work all day long if I could, but there just aren’t enough hours in the day to manage all that I want to. And that gets me down, honestly. Not ever being able to completely wipe off my to-do list is so frustrating for this type-A personality of mine. So something has to change. It just does. I don’t really know what it’s going to be, but I did step down from my fuller capacity role with The Everygirl to carve out a little extra room in my schedule, so that’s a little start.
Anyway, ALL OF THIS is to say that this is why I haven’t been posting as much lately! I have to keep reminding myself that putting something to the side, like posting on this blog every day, is the absolute least I can do if that means I can devote that time to Watson. But at the same time, this blog is the one part of my career that truly feels like fun to me and I’ve really been missing it …and you guys! So I’m working on switching some priorities around and managing my schedule a bit better because I am really dying to devote more time to posting new content every day.
I know so many of you can relate to feeling spread thin and not being able to get the things you want to do crossed off your to do list. I’m really trying to master a work/life balance, but just not doing the best at it. Any tips for how you juggle it all?
Well, I came on here to write about some clothes that I’ve been eyeing, but this is what my fingers typed instead. Thanks for reading along! And pound it, it’s Friday! Hope you all have a fun weekend ahead. We are having Watson baptized on Sunday. I’m so, so excited.