Not to glorify being busy, but I have been. No lie. I try not to let so much time lapse between blog posts, but life happens. That’s not to say that for the last month I’ve been stressed because I haven’t. In fact, it has been just the opposite and I am definitely grateful for that. But here is what I have been up to:

I Quit My Job

Quitting my job wasn’t a result of me becoming an influencer or a world traveler (because I honestly don’t want to quit my job for that right now). But for almost the entire time there, I was extremely depressed. I was paid a pretty decent salary, but only 40% of the time I felt like I was doing meaningful work. On top of that, the culture was undeniably the cause of my depression. How do I know? Because as soon as I turned in my two weeks notice, I felt the weight and dooming spirit dissipate.

Two of my coworkers, that I work really closely with, chipped in and had flowers delivered to me before my last day. Leaving them was the hardest part about leaving, but it was necessary for my sanity and my growth. Perhaps I’ll go into detail some other time because right now, I’d prefer to just bask in my peace and prepare for the opportunities that await me.

I’m a Competitive Cheer Mom

Over the years, my daughter has participated in two different types of dance groups — pirouette and ballet/combo. My daughter seemed to enjoy pirouette, but I was definitely NOT a fan. I loved the ballet combo classes, but I could tell my daughter wasn’t really interested. With competitive cheer, it seems we’ve found a happy medium. When my coworker introduced to the thought of signing my daughter up, I immediately thought of basic cheer chants on the track field at a football game. I couldn’t have been more wrong. When my daughter and I arrived for a demo tour, I was sold and so was my daughter.

Oh, And a Baseball Mom

Not only am I a #CheerMom, but I’m also a #BaseballMom. So you already know what that means — color-coded events on Google Calendar and cute little binders and bags that I swear we absolutely, undoubtedly need. I created one about three years ago and the system worked really well for me so I intend on recreating this. I’ve even got my truck organized and prepped for all the ripping and running that’s to come.

Speaking of Trucks

I also purchased a new vehicle. I was all for #TeamTilTheWheelsFallOff, but then a teenage boy driving a Tonka truck rear-ended me and my car was totaled. I still had some sort of faith that my car could be fixed for the low, so I drove my car around town (as little as possible) with the rear end smashed like a soda can for FOUR whole ass months. Hashtag Humble.

Anyway, since I have things that I need to do that will involve a lengthy commute, I purchased a vehicle I’ve coveted for a long time that wouldn’t break my bank and still allow me to travel as often as I’d like.

Translation: Not the Audi Q7. Yet. But my second choice, an Acura MDX.

TL;DR — Life is good and I am blessed!

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  1. Danica

    May 5, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    First, congrats on your new journey! I’ve been having similar thoughts just in the past few weeks and started looking at other positions at other companies. I really just wanted to work remotely so that I can travel more, homeschool my kids, etc. I’m scary af and realized I wasn’t as ready as I think I am. I’m in the middle of buying another home and apparently quitting your job isn’t a good look for that process lol!
    Ooo! I love the MDX! I didn’t realize it was an MDX from the IG story post. That’s definitely my favorite from the Acura lineup.
    I need to take a look at that schedule because I’m about to become a #gymnasticsmom, #tennismom, and #karatemom and I’m freaking out before we get started!

  2. Daenel T.

    May 6, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Yay for knowing when to say when and taking care of yourself. I know you’re going to succeed in whatever you choose to do next — look at how far you’ve already come.

    So competitive cheer? My daughter used to do color guard when she was in high school {the whole competition, travel team, etc}, so I know how fun and intense and crazy and enjoyable that can be. Your daughter will love it. Good luck to her. I can’t wait to see the photos of her.

    And yay for baseball!! You guys are gonna be crazy busy.

    Also happy you weren’t injured in the accident…

  3. Terin

    May 6, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    Congrats on making the right decision for your life and not staying in a job you hate. I haven’t gotten there yet, but it’s the best decision I could have made for my husband. He. Is. Thriving.
    I’m so happy for you. Competitive cheer sounds awesome. I’ve been trying to get Ivy interested in cheer instead of gymnastics. We shall see. Also congrats on the new car. Acuras are lovely.

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