Happy Sunday ya’ll!

I’ve missed you, but have been taking some “me” time to vaca with my family. The whole fam-damily under one roof for a whole week on a beach… Awesome!

​​​​​​​One of the highlights was making and eating cake by the ocean with the babies, brought about by the song of course. Check out my cool dance moves on the Red Sand Beach…

I’ll be honest. Life has been on the rough side as of late and it’s caught up to me. As I am sitting here writing, I am thinking of all the things that have tapped my energy this year and that just makes me even more exhausted!

While we do our best to plan for things that will be joyous, they don’t always hit the mark, or at least not in the way that we expected them to. Normally I am pretty good at going with the flow, but I have to admit that my expectation was that the condo design and reno would be a breeze, as would my move, and I was even looking forward to purging all the physical stuff that has been in storage for years. End goal? Getting settled.

But I didn’t factor in the pressures of time. Or on my emotional or physical health. And I conveniently forgot that unless I keep it in check, I am prone to taking on the stress and negative energy of anyone around me who needs it.

I am woman, hear me roar…until I can’t anymore.

So I’ve drawn the line in the sand with myself and asked what I need from all of this. And this is where I’m at.

I’m back to eating good, clean food… Restaurant eating because I have only half a kitchen, is not worth how it leaves my body feeling. Even if I have to meditate on it daily, I have resolved that things will come together in their time and not before. I am regulating my sleep and back to using nature to balance my hormones. I’ve drawn a circle around me from where I can watch what others are going through without allowing the negativity to seep into my gut. And, as you can see by my party on the beach, I’m letting myself have F U N!

Because sometimes when shit hits the fan of the best laid plans, what you expect doesn’t arrive 100%. But that doesn’t mean that you have to let it push you around. You have control over your thoughts and therefore, your feelings. So identify what’s happening and ask yourself what you really need and want.

​​​​​​​When you're grounded in giving yourself what you need, guess what? You get to feel the joy and the peace that comes with it, and the next shit storm doesn’t seem that important.