Man, oh man, Fall. You’re a doozy this year. I bit off a lot–a new part-time teaching job, taking Hannah to 3 therapies a week, plus a HUGE feature that I worked on for 6 months. I just submitted it on Friday, so we’ll see how that goes down. It’s been so busy that I never posted about my other 2 magazine articles published this fall.
I wore real clothes this month! Lots of them. And a bunch of new dresses from Modcloth (love the cute prints) and eShakti (addicted to the custom sizing) that I bought for back to school.
Also, I went back to school.
Lots of things are happening around here. To start, these adorable mug rugs (featuring Laurie Wisbrun’s Perfectly Perched) are now available in my Etsy shop.
And then my last announcement is kind of a big one.
Here are a few things about April that I thought about while putting this month’s collage together:
- I forget about this project a lot, and April was definitely a regression into lots of yoga pants (those would probably be the days missing photos).
- I have really, really been digging striped shirts since I was pregnant with Hannah, after a lifetime of avoiding them.
- I need a haircut (scheduled for tomorrow!). Too many ponytails.
- It’s already May 7th, and I’m just getting to this post. Lots of THINGS happening here.
- I miss wearing dresses, but not that white eyelet dress (purchased for a specific purpose, not to be fabulous).
I think some of my friends wonder what I do all day now that I’m not teaching. I’ve heard cracks about all the naps I must take, yadda yadda yadda. And seriously, since I’m basically a cross between a stay-at-home and work-at-home mom, it can be hard to explain without being met by blank stares that are most certainly thinking I hang out on the couch all day.
So, this was my day today (in bulleted list form):
It’s that time of year again. Time to see how last year’s resolutions measured up, and to make some plans for the new year. I know some people hate on resolutions, but I’ve always enjoyed making them and tracking them. I like lists, and resolutions are the ultimate lists.
So, here’s how we did last year before diving into this year:
2013 did not go as planned. At the beginning of the year I fully expected to still be a teacher at the end of it. That’s not how the year worked out, and I’ve spent the last six months trying to figure out this new identity. Stay at home mom? Work at home mom? Temporarily at home mom?
The truth is that I have no idea what 2014 will look like, at least not professionally. I’m pretty sure my home life will still be as warm and fulfilling, and my friends and family will still be amazing. I hope it will be full of creativity and new knowledge. I hope I try lots of things and don’t completely fail at them all.
I’ve been thinking about getting a laptop for months now, and I finally bought one a couple of weeks ago. Best Buy was having a pretty good sale, and between writing, chasing Hannah around, and some new courses I’m taking we kind of figured I needed to be a little more mobile. So, this was an investment in me. And my new endeavors.
I’ve been busy over at GeekMom, and I have a few posts I’m really proud of. All of my posts are here, but in the past few weeks I did a roundup of the Best Audio Books for Family Road Trips, Disney’s 2013 Holiday Gift Preview, and HIT Entertainment’s 2013 Holiday Gift Preview. I also wrote I Took My 15-Month-Old to the Movies, analyzing whether or not Hannah is ready for the big screen.