Sometimes real life hits you in a real way! Today, let’s take a look at real life lately — unfolded laundry and all.
One thing I always want to do in this space is be honest. It’s so easy to put a spotlight on our best moments — vacations, selfies, and perfectly clean meals — and we should! But it’s important to remember that real life happens and sometimes real life gets in the way of our best laid plans. Here’s a look at real life lately around these parts.
A load of laundry has been laying across a chair in our living room for the last week. Another has been in a basket on top of the dryer for the same amount of time. Our hamper is full. How do we have so many clothes?
I don’t think I’ve made the bed since before we left for Disney.
I don’t remember the last time I vacuumed.
My meal prep game has been seriously lacking, but somehow I have time to make stuffed acorn squash. And then eat it out of a paper bowl.
My clean eating game has been way off target lately and I can’t keep my hands off the sweets.
I have about eight weeks of multiple television shows backed up on the DVR.
I don’t know where to take my fitness goals for now or in the new year. Do I want to build dat booty? Do I want to run another 13.1 miles? Do I want to sit on the couch immobile for the rest of 2017?
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I’m usually the queen of getting ready in under 15 minutes. Lately, it takes me 15 minutes just to fix my hair.
On that same note, I like to be at work by 7:30. In the last few weeks I’ve consistently been leaving the house at 7:30. It’s a good thing I live so close to my school.
I have a rule that I only have one cup of coffee with creamer per day (save my calories and carbs), but sometimes I have two.
I think I’ve been reading the same book since August. I can’t focus long enough to read a novel these days (but I’ve finished two with my students!).
I love feeling like I have it all together. I work hard daily and weekly to ensure I’m prepared for whatever life may throw at me. But every now and then it becomes exceedingly clear to me that I don’t (and won’t ever) have it all together. What I do have is a wonderful family, a warm and beautiful home, a job I love, and so much more! And even on the days I just can’t get it together, that’s enough for me.