A year ago, I shared a quote:

I have trouble articulating myself sometimes, but it’s simple: If someone wants to be in your life, they’ll make an effort to do so. Actions speak louder than words. When someone forces you to conform to only their schedule? I’m here, when I’m available – we’ll sync up at some point. I can’t help it if you can only afford me an hour (or however long) of time. I like to use the analogy of “being on a string”. You’re connected and when you start to wander away there’s a little tug on your string to pull you back.

 
And if not, well then, that relationship has served its purpose in your life. Whether it be a good, or a lesson learned. This fits to both my professional and personal life. Maybe that sounds harsh; there aren’t many people that I don’t give chances to over and over, I invest my whole self and like to see people shine.
 
With three kids, work, not to mention my blog, it’s hard to “not be connected” all the time. I can’t even imagine what school information I would miss out on if I didn’t have Facebook – which seems crazy, but true.
Recently a friend has taken a step back from social media, etc. and as we were talking about it, it got me thinking. It’s way deeper.
 
It’s easier to focus on other people than it is yourself, it’s true. But at the end of the day, when everyone else is “doing their own thing” where does that leave you? It’s in this instance that I’ll be honest, I feel a little “left behind”. It seems so silly, but when you’re not focused on what’s in front of you, you’re busy spending all your headspace thinking about everyone else. I am in no way shape or form perfect and I don’t claim to be. But I’m truly making a conscious effort to pull my own string back.
I spent the afternoon yesterday disconnected with my oldest. It was absolutely perfect, 100% focused on what is right in front of me. ❤️
 
 Someone so wise once told me “envision what you want and become that”. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that statement as long as you understand it. I have goals; we all have goals. I know the types of relationships we want to foster, the dream job we want. This transformation is so much more than weight loss.
 
Alright, those are my deep thoughts for the day. I’m prepping meals for the week ahead:
Pot roast in the crockpot for today (with the addition of carrots and sweet potatoes)
Baked Ziti
Roasted chicken
 

There’ll be a leftover night or two also, we’ll see what the week brings.
I’ve scheduled my workouts for the week, also which was especially hard because I’m so sore today it’s funny even funny. 😂
I’m off to spend Sunday with my family and go pumpkin picking with my littles! 🎃

Be in the moment. Focus on what matters. ❤️

XO

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