Why I Needed a Reset

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Apologize for the radio silence over hear the last week or so. Let me explain…

The last year, since Finn arrived in our lives, has been a huge learning curve. Not only have I been learning how to Mom, but I’m learning how to be a wife AND a mom, be a career woman AND a mom, maintain personal relationships AND still be a mom. Needless to say, it’s been a crazy whirlwind of a year. I’ve taken on new projects, I’m in the process of starting a business, I’ve traveled a bunch, I’ve blogged a lot, and I haven’t slept much. At the end of most days, I just want to watch Real Housewives, zone out and not think anymore.

I am going to sound like I’m complaining a bit here, and I apologize again for that. I don’t want to be a downer, hence the name of this blog – Simple & Inspired. My goal is always to try to remind people about what matters most in life, and how to be inspired by those simple, every day things. But the last few weeks, I’ve been anything but inspiring. I’ve been so negative, so whiney, so unmotivated. I could hear myself complaining and watch as people’s eyes glazed over as I continued to bitch about the stupidest things. I’ve had a tough time falling asleep. I haven’t worked out at all. And I found tiny moments that I should be cherishing, to be annoying.

Then my mom came into town. I watched her interact with Finn and loved every second of it. My mood started to change and I started to realize that, hey, life ain’t so bad after all. David and I enjoyed a night out without the babe, and we had so much fun. I drank too much wine, we danced and laughed our butts off, and we woke up the next morning to the happiest little man.

I then decided to take a day off from work and spend it with Finn, fully aware of my mood and my attitude. We had the BEST day. He napped well, he ate well, and he loved being with mom. I had time to complete some outstanding housework and even had time to refocus my energy here. Finally, the author of Simple & Inspired, was feeling inspired.

I tend to have these lengths of time where I find myself to be downright depressing to be around. I used to find them difficult and challenging. Something about this time though, really fueled me. I heard the lyrics of songs that went something like “the bad times make the good times better” and realized that perhaps that is the reason that we go through struggles. Perhaps I wouldn’t have appreciated my Mental Health Day off from work had I not spent the previous few weeks feeling so bad.

So, with this in mind, I go forth on Simple & Inspired with the grand plans I’ve always had for this little space. New content is coming, including more outfits. (David insists… he says it makes him feel like he’s married to a model! HA!) I can’t promise I won’t ever be taking another week off, but I will promise that I’ll always come back with a new perspective, and renewed energy and motivation to inspire!

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