August Life Lately

Things have been slow on the blog and complicated in life.  I've had a lot of time to think and I haven't liked some of my conclusions.

I've been watching Dawson's Creek again. Man that Dawson kid is annoying. I didn't realize the first time around but this time around it is blatantly obvious. Maybe because I've gotten older? I'm team Pacey all the way, anyway. TV shows are so unrealistic. I've been thinking about what it must be like to be Joey Potter. All the boys fighting over her. Of course, I wouldn't want her family drama.

I've been reading a bunch about potty training. 

Mom Life
As you might guess, things have been upside down here. If you watch my Instagram Stories, you probably know that my youngest was sick and we had a bit of a scare with a high fever. He's not been feeling well for several days but it was the worst on Friday. My oldest can't stand it when he isn't the center of the universe. Little brother being sick meant that he had to be particularly difficult. He's actually been very defiant lately. I'm at a point that I don't really know what to do. He is also starting daycare, part-time in a couple of weeks.

Wifey Life
Things are going well with my husband but it is the calm before the storm. His schedule is about to get really crazy next month and I am already dreading it. He will be unavailable from late September until December. That means he will be helping put the boys to bed and that's about it. No time together as a family or just me and him.  So for the next few weeks I am going to make sure we get in plenty of time together.

My Thoughts
I've been struggling with the fact that I don't have a traditional job. Don't get me wrong. I love blogging, I love my freelance business. I am lucky that I am able to make a decent sum of money. However, I would kind of like to get out of the house. I'm such a terrible person because I really need a break from the SAHM thing. I'm struggling with being home. I have resentment toward my husband who is able to have a life still. He gets to go to work, talk with people that can actually have a conversation, go the gym, and have a bit of a social life. I'm lucky if I get to take a shower.  My negative feelings about being how have been so intense, I actually talked to a recruiter. What she said didn't really go well. Basically being out of work for three years is going to make it hard for me to get a job in my field. I could get a one day a week job in retail and maybe I could work in retail management eventually. That isn't exactly what I wanted to hear. I have two very expensive degrees. I kinda want to buy a house. It would take less time if I were making a decent income. Ideally I'd like to live off of my husband's income and use mine for part of a downpayment. I know that what I just said sounds privileged. I don't want to sound ungrateful. I am very blessed to be living my life. 

Blog Life
I've been thinking a lot about things going on in life, so the blog has taken a backseat. However, I am close to reaching some major milestones. I am so close to 20k followers on Instagram. I am thinking about doing a small little giveaway for my followers if there is enough interest. It would just be a box of beauty items, some full size items and some deluxe samples. I just added a full size face cream that retails for $85. So trust me there is some good stuff in that box. I have also done a major revamp to my Pinterest. Also if you are a new blogger, you should join my Facebook group.  It is a bit like a traditional blogger support group but I also share helpful articles for growth. I am also planning on doing some live classes and sharing some really great free resources that I have been working on. Right now there are only 12 people in the group, so I would love for you to join.

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