Blissed Out

Thursday, June 2, 2016

It's amazing how quickly your new "free time" can fill up. My mom recently retired from the professional world and always mentions how much busier she is now than she was then. I'm starting to get it. I think I'm finding my groove in this new normal.

This housewife life really isn't so bad.

It's forced me out of my comfort zone in a lot of ways. Who am I now? How do I define myself? What does success look like? Will the cats miss me when I leave the house all day again? "Walk me through your resumé..." 

It's isolating.

But it's also pretty nice. We no longer spend our weekends doing laundry or grocery shopping, unless we want to. And we usually don't.

I've taken charge of my wellness. I've gotten back to my Olympia hippie roots and have taken up acupuncture, reflexology, and regular massages. I'm doing a lot of yoga, pilates, barre, and girly protein shakes (I've come up with a killer recipe using the kale from my garden!). I'm reading a lot of books—heady and chick-litty—and putting them in Little Libraries all around town.

I'm a little stressed, but it's a different kind, and I've found that taking care of myself within my new little routine has helped lessen it.

And more often than ever before, I get pretty blissed out within it. I lead with gratitude. When I'm searching for things to take deeper breaths at home, I casually stalk the New In Beauty! section of Nordstrom.com. I was really excited to see some Blackbird products in the new POP-IN. I loved their store in Fremont and sniff their super-masculine products pretty hard when I'm near them in cute boutiques around the city.

Here are six things I've recently added to my Wish List that I may snap up one by one...in the meantime, please don't hesitate to email me about anything wellness-related, whether you're curious about what I'm doing for my body or would like to share how you're treating yours: whitneytbnd@gmail.com.


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