I’ve been quite here on my blog, though not intentionally! You see it’s simply been crazy around here more so than usual, combined with me trying to rework, well, how I work!
What does that have to do with this tiny ice cream sundae? (Oh and it is tiny – that is a very small appetizer cup!) Well one of the things I’ve been working on is celebrating the everyday a bit more, and finding ways to keep my teen/tween girls talking and interacting more with each other and me too. We are super close – but it’s not quite the same as when they’re little, is it?
So last Friday I put a movie on, set up the table with (semi healthy) avocado & cucumber sandwiches, fruit, and a few treat items too and it worked. Food is definitely a motivator as far as sitting/gathering which doesn’t surprise me – we do love our treats here in the Flaum house!
I am reminded how hard (but also SHORT – they fly by!) the teen years are, and how knowing there’s a happy space and people who support you is so important. I’m also reminded that if I don’t meet my own expectations in some way – that’s ok! (Example: not blogging for almost a month! whoops!) My personal goal right now is pretty simple: be my best self. Day to day that’s going to look different, and my schedule is going to look wildly different tomorrow vs 5 years ago. The one constant is change, right?
The dogs are well – they are a lovely constant and one thing that hasn’t gone haywire – KNOCK ON WOOD! Above you see Scrappy and Ranger watching as I work with Bandit on stay/heel/etc out front while they were told to sit/stay at the door. Good dogs!
Creatively I haven’t had a lot of luck making time for things I can share – but I definitely have projects in progress or in my mind that you’ll be seeing soon! A big part of my “go quiet” on the blog while not intentional for so long, was a part of my bigger plan to revamp how I’m spending my time, and how I’m sharing with you. I dropped off too much with my fitness goals and it has cost me – but I’m working on it.
You’ll be seeing more video content that doesn’t have a blog post attached (most videos in past did!) over on YouTube. Likewise you’ll see more blog posts that are in depth/longer and slightly less frequently than in past because of their in depth nature. If you follow me on social media – well you won’t see much change. LOL! I always try to keep it real, and “real time” over there as well.
I hope you’re finding a good life balance or that you’re content with what you’re up to. If you aren’t, I’d love to talk to you about how you’re finding your creative time or what you’re changing up. I’m working to adapt a “my best today” strategy and being flexible in what exactly that looks like day to day. I’m excited for what I have been (slowly!) implementing and I’m excited to share more with you scrapbooks to costume accessories!