How in the world is it already July?! These past couple of months have made up the summer of getting shit done (so far). I told Mike that as soon as we moved, which happened at the beginning of June, I was going to get down to business (to defeat the Huns 🎶 – Mulan!!). I wanted to get back on the ball with this blog and with getting back in shape and with just taking care of myself in general. It took cutting some things out and making some tough choices, but I feel like I’m getting there. Plus I’m finally traveling and making plans to travel again, which makes my heart soar.
As you may have noticed, I was in St. Louis for a weekend at the end of June, and I had a wonderful time taking an old-fashioned Pullman Train there and exploring the city. The weekend after that, which was Fourth of July weekend, I went up North to our cabin on the lake for a few days to recharge and relax with Mike and my family. I didn’t write about it, which just so happened to be one of the items on my 27 in 27 list! It was wonderful to just chill on the boat and enjoy my family’s company.
I’m also planning a couple of trips for the next couple of months, including a quick trip to NYC to visit my beautiful cousin, Gracie (who wrote these posts about her time in Jordan). Mike and I are also planning on heading to Toronto in the Fall, once work dies down a bit. I’ve never been to Canada, so I’m very excited for that!
I also joined a gym in the neighborhood to help me train for the half marathon I’m running with my sister in September and I love it. It’s on my way to work and they have so many great classes. Working out helps clear my head which has helped immensely with my productivity. I like to listen to podcasts while I run, and have been loving the She Did It Her Way interviews. They’re each with female entrepreneurs and it’s so inspiring!
I’m learning to set limits for myself and time block my schedule and make things easier for myself. One thing I’ve been trying to save some time and energy is Stitch Fix. I just started this online stylist service and have received two boxes (of 5 pieces each) so far. I have to say… I kind of love it. They’ve nailed my style for the most part and it’s kind of a fun gamble to see what they send each month. (I’m not even getting paid to say that, I just really like it).
It feels really good to feel like I’m back in a groove, and like I have things under control. Thank you all for putting up with my inconsistent posting! I’m back on track now, which means you can expect 1-2 posts a week. I have some exciting things lined up and I can’t wait to share them!
How’s your July going? What do you do to pull yourself out of a personal funk?