It's a delightfully rainy day fit for Halloween movies, pumpkin candles and writing. Am I wishing the Summer months away? Not at all. Do I appreciate a Fall type day in the middle of Summer? You bet!
As of last week I am officially back to work! I'm so thankful to be back, and it has reminded me how important balance in life is. Like having a rainy-chilly day in the Summer to balance out the warm and sunny days. It's the yin and the yang, the balance of life; the good with the bad. If you don't have the bad you'd never appreciate the good. Which I feel like this is starting to imply work is the bad in this scenario.. not where I was going with that! With my time off, I spent that time working. Working on the blog, working on my house, working on social media/marketing and reading. I like to keep my brain going at all times, and with all of that it was necessary to find balance. With having my first weekend off of work, I needed to find that new balance; down time and work time. I have the ability to do a lot of work from home to prep for the upcoming busy days which I'm so glad for; but I also know I get a little too absorbed in it. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, right?
This weekend was a great balance of work, play and downtime to think and get back to being grounded. Interestingly enough a term none of us were too fond of growing up, but as an adult it's incredibly welcome. I've finally started to find the balance in my life where I can have five big sections happening at once and be able to manage them all and give them the energy they deserve. Which sounds like a lot, but it isn't. Time management is key, as well as making sure that you're putting yourself first as a priority and being realistic with what you need. And this weekend I needed some one on one time with each of my boys.
Having spent so much time with them while not going to work everyday, I missed them so much with being back at work. And even when I was home I spent the majority of the day on my computer which resulted in some major puppy dog eyes. Hanky being the baby and very commanding of attention, I tend to make sure that he's taken care of. He's still a pup and has bouts of excitement so I tend to cater to him and enjoy lots of snuggles with Teddy when Hank naps. But not really enough for my best friend, my Spaghetti boy. So we took a little adventure to remedy that!
A little trip to one of my favorite places that started with a bit of a ride that Teddy loved (first ride in the convertible with the top down for him) and quite the walk. The ride reminds me of the drive to the Summer camp I went to growing up, the view and the smells bring me right back to my childhood. Incredibly grounding. I love to travel, but there's nothing like being surrounded by hills and fields filled with farm animals and greenery. I may look like I belong in the city, but that will always be one of my favorite places. I feel balanced whenever I'm there, and sometimes you need that. No matter what's going on in my life that's the one thing that brings everything into perspective and gets me in a positive head space.
Thanks for reading!!