We officially got snowed-in yesterday here in Atlanta and our city looks absolutely enchanting even though we spent more than 12 hours without power here in our home. With that said, since it is 30 something degrees outside, I figured what better way to start a holiday post than today!
I just spent quite some time on my blog here to optimize this experience for you. I am really trying to get my blog to the next level, and my hopes that my actions will come to fruition. But first, let me share some Alden updates.
Please excuse my latest emotional post. We all have our days, right?
So, I have been experimenting with shooting videos and making movies, and they are on Youtube if you’d like to check them out! I only have 4 videos so far, but I am hoping to spend more time and explore this creative side of me just for the heck of it.
Check out my latest diaper bag review on Youtube, link here.
This is a post that I started writing 3 months ago but never published because…life happens.
If you knew me, and if you have been following me from my late teenage years, you’d probably recollect a memory of me telling you how much of a hopeless romantic I am. I love watching romantic comedies, I love watching dating and reality shows (of people in love), I love going to weddings, I love hearing about the nice things couples in love do for each other, I love hearing the beginning of a brand new relationship, I love learning about how some people get over a bump in their relationship and falling in love all over again, I love hearing how couples meet and how he pops the question – I am what you would call, a love groupie. I am that chick who cries at every wedding (even sans alcohol), and I am that chick that would re-watch The Holiday for the millionth time because, love just gives me the feels.
Alright you all, I am going to get real candid here and talk about my deepest, darkest feelings because I need an outlet. I might regret writing this post but this can get added on to my list of regrets that seems to overflow as the years go by.
I have been and am experiencing a lot of “self-hate” lately. Not like I am suicidal or depressed, I just feel like I am starting to feel mentally exhausted from being ME. Sounds complicated much? Well, yes because it is.
Alden turned 5 months in November and if you recall from this post, we had a lot of things that happened that month. Alden could finally roll from front to back and back to front! He also started to reach for things around him and he loved playing peek-a-boo. His hair also started getting longer and it was curling up on the ends as you can see from the pictures. Not to forget, his cheeks were also getting so much rounder as he was packing on more chunk. During this time, we also noticed that he can respond to his name which resulted in a lot more smiles and giggling around him.
It’s been a while since I came here to write and it feels good to be back. I have been very busy lately with my personal and professional life but I am not complaining because I’ve been having nothing short but productive days which is liberating because who doesn’t like to check-off things on their to-do lists? I know I do.
This post is inspired by an article I recently read in British Vogue on Victoria Beckham and the letter she wrote to her 18 year old self (Link here). It made me think about me at 18 and the journey that life has brought me since, 10 years after.
This is my first entry for 2017 and I thought, what better way to start the year by reflecting on the past year and planning for the year ahead. As I am sitting here on my kitchen island, I look around me and I see so many blessings. First of all, my playful and happy baby boy, Alden, sitting down in his Bumbo seat, sucking and reaching out for his toys while watching Daniel the Tiger on the television.