I’ve always been told that I shouldn’t wish my days away. That I shouldn’t hope that the time that I am granted during my life doesn’t pass by at a quicker pace than it should. But then August came wearing a disguise as pleasant. And it was — but not without the challenges.

I’ve reached the end of a very long, enduring week. What seemed to go by at lightening speeds slowed down right in the middle of a big project that I was managing at work. It involved a 12 hour day, a missed float therapy session, two glasses of wine, and three mango margaritas. It took a lot out of me to be able to finish this week and not be completely drained.


I need all the energy I can get as I prepare myself and my children for their return to school and hopefully the completion of my thesis that I have been dragging out for the last few years. It’s going to be a busy year as my daughter finishes her last year of elementary school and my son begins 2nd grade. And then there’s dance and football and every. other. thing. under. the. sun.

Each year I feel I get better with how my family and I try to stay as organized as we can with all that we have going on. I’ve prepped my car for the many event-filled weeks ahead and I am working on finishing a space for my children for homework and recreation. I have A LOT of responsibilities at work that require that I be present since I’m in a managerial role so I need to do everything to make my mornings and days flow as easy as they can.

So I’m using this month to prepare as best as I can, not only in a physical aspect, but in a mental one as well. And doing so will require that I make sure I don’t neglect my mental while I’m pulled in so many different directions.

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  1. ZAUNI.

    August 6, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    Rae –
    I’m sending you positive vibes, prayers, and affirmations that you not only get through this upcoming time with both physical & mental health intact, but that you enjoy it and have some great moments too. You’ve got a lot on your plate, but like you mentioned take care of your mental health! That’s your power. If your mental is powerful and healthy, everything else will follow suit.

    Also, completely unrelated but I love your Instagram feed! Just subscribed, lovely shots!

    Much love!

    1. Rae

      August 8, 2016 at 8:06 am

      Thanks Zauni! Yes, mental health is so, so very important and often neglected. I’m getting better at paying more attention to this aspect of my total well-being.

  2. Law_Fal

    August 8, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Girl this year has been a mess. I’m just looking forward to things hopefully slowing all the way down after Labor Day.

    1. Rae

      August 9, 2016 at 11:17 am

      That’s probably when things will speed up for me. But I feel that as long as I prep for it the best way I can, I will be fine.

  3. Candace

    August 12, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    YES! August is my break month! I don’t feel like we’ve fully enjoyed the Summer so I’m taking it as my vacation month and it’s the boss’s birthday month so, FUN! I’m not ready for back to school but can’t wait for him to get out of my fridge!

  4. Sharon Ann

    September 2, 2016 at 10:33 pm


    When I look back to the time when my children were that age, I wonder now how did I get all those things done when now I can’t find time to wash clothing , get dinner and help my grand with homework. I read your post and remembered, the more you have to do and the better organized you are the more you can get accomplished. I don’t really have a set schedule so I tend to be all over the place, not getting much accomplished. Busy parenting is ran best with much help and planned scheduling. You seem to have it together. :)

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