High Five for. . . Thursday?
Sparkle with Accessories
I’m working on a post for tomorrow so I’m going to sneak ahead and post my high five for friday today.
It’s a good thing my sister is the one who hosts little little High Five party each week, because she’ll have to forgive me for breaking the rules.
I am carrying her nephew after all. How mad can she be?
1. For starters retirement is going well. I really joke about it being retirement because that isn’t really what it is at all. The blog has been both my full time gig as well as the primary source of income for a few years now, and working behind the chair at my studio morphed into something more “part-time”. So, I basically dropped my part-time situation in order to blog full time until the baby arrives. So, it’s not like I’m sitting around all the time. I do have a lot more free time as well as mental space, so that’s nice.
It took about a week to adjust. The very first week following the weekend I finished at the studio was long and quiet. It was a radical shift from my typical week.
I suffered a little bit. I tried to enjoy the free time, but it was a little too much. I started considering part-time jobs I could get. I even emailed a Golden Retreiver rescue in the area to see if they needed dog walkers. What am I, 11 years old?
Turns out the rescue doesn’t want me as a dog walker and I managed to fill the following week with plenty of things/events, so I feel better now. It’s quieter and more relaxed than when I was working at the studio, but I think that’s okay. This is such a small chapter before my life is rocked with a newborn, so I’m truly trying to embrace it.
2. I had waffles and coffee with a girlfriend on Monday morning. If you live in Raleigh, have you been to Benelux? I love it. Their waffles are amazing. Their coffee is great too. You may remember the blog meet up we did there a few years ago.