A Dose of Gratitude

Good Evening!

I’m stopping in this evening to share a little dose of gratitude. If you’ve reading my blog for a long time, you know that I used to do what I called “Take Time Tuesday” where I would share things I was grateful for every week.

It’s been awhile since I wrote a gratitude post and quite frankly I have not been thinking much about gratitude in my day to day life. I’ve been feeling “off” and a little lost, so as always start by taking stock of my life through the lens of gratitude.

This past weekend I spent the entire weekend resting after a week working from home. I’m feeling very lucky that I have a flexible job that allows me to work remotely and understanding management that allows me to do what I need to do to take care of myself.

I’m also SO grateful for Rich for stepping up and taking the majority of parenthood duty so that I could rest. It felt very strange to just rest, but for the most part I was only on my feet doing things for 1-2 hours max last week which I think helped a ton in my recovery.

I’ve had a lot of time to think and I’m happy that I’ve found an attitude of grace towards myself as I’m in survival mode. I’m also grateful that I am allowing myself to rest, which is something I always struggle with despite my best efforts to prioritize self care.

For a long time I worked to find “balance” but I think that within the past few months I’ve found a new perspective on the subject. My general attitude is that things will balance out. Sometimes you rest, sometimes you work hard, sometimes you eat perfectly, sometimes you workout and sometimes you’re on the bench and order copious amounts of pasta after a long work day. (like tonight) I’m grateful I’ve gotten to this place of balance.

I finally jumped on the Beautycounter bandwagon about a month ago and I’m so happy with the results. My skin was going crazy after last year and after completing Whole30 I decided to try the charcoal bar I’ve heard so much about. After it cleared up my skin I ordered and entire regime and I’m hooked.

I spent a lot of last year streamlining our routines and I can honestly say that our days lately have run like clockwork. Yes, I still have an unpredictable toddler who causes me to be flexible every step of the way, but being prepared gives me so much peace when it comes to motherhood and managing our household.

There has been a ton of venting going on this past week and I’m so grateful for my friends. Last week I wrote an honest post about friendship and it couldn’t be more true, I’m a lucky girl.

Last but not least, whether you’ve followed along since my “Take Time Tuesday” days or if you’re a new reader stopping by, I’m thankful for you taking the time to read my blog and for giving me the patience to sort through this season of my life.

What’s one thing your grateful for this week?




  1. I agree that I feel like we have a good routine going on right now (just in time for a new baby HA!). It’s still crazy and sometimes stressful, but we are in a good place right now and it’s really nice to feel that way after being so back and forth for most of last year.

    • So glad you are in the same place! I feel like life gives you calm and crazy seasons, so life is probably giving you this calm to prepare!

  2. I’m glad you got some time to rest – thank goodness for amazing husbands and daddies. Plus whatever you’re eating in that first picture looks amazing!

  3. I am grateful that I have great supportive friends, and I am thankful I reached out to them earlier this week.

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