I haven’t seen you all since last the last decade! (Sorry for the Dad Joke)...I know I’ve been absent but not THAT absent. I took a hiatus…and I’m not going to lie, the last chunk of 2019 was probably the hardest of my life by far. And unfortunately, I am still in the thick of it. Today I wanted to talk about mental health, why it’s ok to not be ok, and a little bit of what I’m hoping the new year will bring for me. I share this because for any of you going through something similar, I hope that it helps.
And yes, this is a very vulnerable blog for me to write.
This week I, unfortunately, got on the wrong direct bus 50 minutes in the wrong direction from my destination. It was dark, cold, and there wasn’t another bus for quite some time to get back to where I needed to go. I was tired and frustrated, and I didn’t feel like dropping $40 on a uber to get back to where I needed to go.
"Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend." – Theophrastus.
Brief hiatus while I got my life together. Work’s ramping up, I went to Montana to visit my boyfriend, took on a nonprofit project, and another leadership role with the professional organization that I belong too.
Oh, AND I decided it was time to get a new kitten! The pain of losing the first, Frisco, was heartbreaking, but as with any thing in life…the best thing you can do is to KEEP loving, keep sharing your heart, and keep being vulnerable. It’s scary, but it’s worth it in the end.
Baby Breckenridge has moved in with me, and she’s here to stay. I stuck with the Colorado mountain town names to pay tribute to Frisco. She goes by Breck for short, and she’s an absolute delight.
But anyways—this blog is about the concept of time. As an adult, I’ve noticed that time simultaneously moves incredibly slow and yet increasingly fast. Hours fly by, weeks turn into months, and it’s amazing how when you don’t have the built-out schedule that school provides you, how fast things just fly by.
Yes, I know it's been awhile. It's unfortunately been one of those worst couple weeks of my life, so I took a small hiatus. As some of you know, I lost my new kitten, Frisco, to an uncurable cat disease called FIP. My new car was rear-ended by someone with no license and outdated insurance. I've also been traveling for work a lot so I haven't been able to put in the same effort to my workouts and my paleo diet recently....and on top of that, relationships are sometimes really difficult. People always share when things are good, but many neglect talking about the hard, vulnerable parts of relationships and life.
No, I'm not here to complain, this blog isn't about that! What I wanted to share today is how to cope with the bad times, and slowly move past them. Although we all love to dance in the light, let's remember that sometimes you have to step into the shadows to appreciate the light even more.
Hope everyone is having a good start to the week. I keep waiting for it to feel like Fall, but it’s still like 80 degrees out here in Colorado. Bleh! Anyways, I wanted to take the time this week to write about the importance of checking in with people, not taking anything for granted, and remembering to spread joy. Ya, ya I know...it might be a little cheese-fest up here this week!
I hope you all had a fantastic Labor Day weekend. For me, it was a much-needed break. After traversing around up in the mountains and spending time with friends at the CU Boulder vs CSU game; it was good to have a day for downtime. It also gave me time to think about where I’m at from a health perspective.
Getting back into spin class and adding a new strength program to help me get back in shape after a summer of dates filled with amazing food…is all starting officially this month. With that, I wanted to take a look at my nutrition and diet and see if there were any modifications or programs I could try out. If you’re in the same boat, check out a few of the popular diets below, and I’ll let you know which one I decided to pursue!
As summer wraps up and Tomas moves back for school, I wanted to highlight some of our top Colorado hiking spots that we accomplished this summer. For outdoorsy enthusiasts, or Colorado couples looking for a fun date; all of these are a great option. Whether you’re in Denver, Boulder, or Fort Collins; you can’t go wrong with any of the following.
I’m back. It’s been a crazy week and I know I say that every week but this time I mean it! I’m excited to introduce a new member of the family, and no it’s not a baby lol….it’s a kitten! In the wake of my sweet boyfriend having to move back home to finish up school; we decided on his last day here to that we wanted to purchase a kitten together.
Frisco Gannett is the sweetest five-month-old white kitten, and she comes with a bobbed tail from a previous injury. Needless to say, she is quite the little love, enjoys cuddling and string toys. Watching Tomas spoil, her was a whole other train of cuteness that I could barely handle.
We have some exciting news, which we’ll dive into more on the podcast later this week. We’ve gone through a bit of a rebrand and update here on HoneyButter Ramblings. Anne and I realized that what makes our relationship and connection so strong is that we bring different interests and ideas to the table.
Do you suffer from the “Sunday Scaries?” You know, that overwhelming sense of anxiety and impending doom that comes with starting a new work or school week all over again. Well, you’re not alone! Trust me that this a very real feeling, and sometimes can lead to you procrastinating to the point that by the time Monday rolls around, you’re already doomed.
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