We’ve been moving a million miles an hour around here. At this point are you surprised? The husband has been swamped with work and I’ve been making to-do lists and scheduling my week out by the hour in order to keep our heads above water. Last week the Midwest gave us a good glimpse of what spring is actually supposed to look like. We were spoiled with 60° days filled with sunshine and the smells of spring. I ate my lunch alfresco and we walked up the street for happy hour on a patio. Those few days made me remember why spring is a time filled with hopefulness and awakening.
April 15, 2014
April 8, 2014
Pretty sure I have no idea how it’s already my half-birthday. I feel like I was just writing the post for my Quarter Birthday and now here we are, three months later.
Anyway, I don’t have as much to update you on this time around. This list doesn’t look much different than it did three months ago. Probably because the winter of 2014 has been slowly killing me inside and I’ve been counting down the days until warmer weather. Things have mostly stayed the same, which means I’ve got my worked cut out for me these next six months.
But since, I’m officially closer to being 30 than I am to being 29, I thought I would give you a short update on the status of a few of my goals and introduce you to goal #29.
April 3, 2014
I’ve mentioned before that I don’t like making excuses, so I’m going be completely honest. The last two weeks just took me by storm and managing the blog + work + life + volunteer commitments, well, it was just a bit too much. I needed to take a little break. To take a step back and feel energized again.
It’s important to me to be forthright and honest about who and what I am. I’m a woman of many talents but sometimes having it all is not one of them. I try to balance (or whatever that means) as much as I can. But, depending on the week, one of my commitments may receive more of my time than another. I try not to over commit but sometimes, I get ahead of myself and life happens and it all hits me at once.
I put a lot of pride into the work I produce. I strive to make sure it’s always high quality. Creating a great post takes a lot of time. From developing an original recipe, to photography and editing, to post writing, plus social media sharing and more. I’m not trying to complain, just be honest about what’s involved. I commend those food bloggers who post three times, if not more, a week. I would like to say that I could do it but I’m not sure if I can. I’m going to continue to attempt my two posts a week (the goal I set in my 30 before 30 list) and on a great week I’ll post three or more times. But if I’m only posting once a week, just know I needed a little break.
This blog is a major part of my life and is constantly helping me to explore and develop. I want to keep it up to date and thriving. I love this space and this community that’s developed with it. I am incredibly grateful for this blog and what it has brought into my life. And I absolutely, cannot wait to see how it continues to grow.
Thank you for your patience and following along with me on this grand adventure.
April 1, 2014
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With our busy and active lives, eating healthy is more important than ever. Having Pick ‘n Save nearby guarantees that I have access to the fresh, organic and affordable produce. Their health key™ system has become a convenient way for me to ensure I can identify ingredients that will help keep my meals filling and nutritious.
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TIME: 8-9pm CT/9-10pm ET
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— Chelsea B. Smith (@ChelsaBea) April 2, 2014
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