Lately the week’s have flown by in a blur. I’m reading Brene Brown’s book, Rising Strong, and I’m learning a lot about myself. Turns out I might be addicted to being busy. I really don’t want to be this busy, but life just rarely seems to slow down. There is always something I should be doing, making, trying or seeing. The last couple of nights, I’ve chosen to close my laptop and just take a bath or read a book instead of falling asleep editing pictures or planning out my next blog post. Can you relate? I feel guilty when I stop, that’s not a good place to be. So, I’m going to try to take an hour each evening to just do something besides housework or blog work. It’s a baby step, but I need to be able to slow down and process all that’s going on around me and in my head sometimes.
Part of why this week was so crazy was because we finally listed our guesthouse on Airbnb. And in the first 24 hours, it booked up for 10 nights. That’s exciting! But, it was a scramble to get everything sorted out and ready to go. I’m really looking forward to this experience and hoping that it will generate a little income so I can feel less like I need to hustle all the time. Ya, in case you just thought this was a hobby, this blog is my full-time job and we need the little income that I bring in. I love this job, but it’s a lot of work for a pretty small pay check. Yes, it’s flexible and I can be home when my kids are off school. But, like I said earlier, there is always something I should be working on. I’m not complaining at all, please understand that. I’m just explaining our thought process for making the guesthouse an Airbnb.
Well, I’m pretty sure I’m just blabbing on now. Being a woman is no easy task. So, take some time to take care of yourself this weekend. Try to find a few minutes to slow down. I’m definitely going to try. I think maybe a pedicure is on the list.
So when you do find a few minutes to chill, here’s some things you should check out:
- This gorgeous Mid Century EVERYTHING living room.
- You are going to wish you lived in Venice, CA. Be sure to check out this colorful, minimal, super happy home tour.
- If you are going to do any shopping, this list of 10 Shops that Give Back is one to reference.
- These Terrazzo Soaps are AMAZING!
- If you are in the market for a floor lamp, I sourced SO MANY for this post.
- I’ve shared before that I write and shoot recipes for other companies, here’s a fun one for St. Patty’s Day.
Happy Friday Friends!