Hey guys! Welcome to my blog! If you’re new here, hello, and if you’ve been following me for a while (I still feel so blessed that so many of you are) hello again! For those that have followed me for a while, you know that I have been absent since June. Really this entire year I have dropped the ball on uploading content. At the beginning of the year I felt like I was going really strong but then I got sick and the world dropped Covid-19 on us and, ever since, things have slowly gone to hell.
When Covid hit, working at a pharmaceutical company, obviously our already busy schedule became all out chaos. The few days off I’ve had these past few months are consumed with homework and taking care of the family and working out. On the rare occasion that I felt like I had sufficient time to create content, it never felt like the appropriate time to upload. I personally took a step back from social media (here and Instagram) to educate myself on things that were more important in the world.
As I sit here writing this I am coming off a weekend that I had to use vacation days to take off work just in order to catch up on the sheer amount of homework that I have not been able to catch up with. And the morning holds a whole new list of things that I have to deal with (the litter box needs cleaned, bills need paid, I need to buy groceries, I need to pick up school supplies, my period is about to start). Seriously, this year sucks and I can’t wait for it to be over.
Looking on the bright side
These next few things might not seem like much, but anymore if I find a penny “heads up” then it makes my freaking day. So I’m not sure if I shared this previously, but there for a while with Covid with everything being shut down, obviously my orthodontics was put on pause. My mouth felt so gross having the same bands in there for months and I was so upset because it lengthened my treatment. Thankfully, my orthodontist office opened (following proper safety precautions) about two months ago. I have seen so much progress these past two months and my smile looks so much nicer. I notice myself being less conscious of my braces when I smile. Again, it’s the little things.
Another achievement that has kept me positive these past few months is the progress that I’ve made in my fitness journey. The last time I had posted anything fitness related was back in May. I had given myself four small, yet easily achievable goals. Honestly, when I first started it, I did not expect any real results as I have been “trying” for about two years and hadn’t seen much of a difference. Well, sister, since May I have lost a significant amount of weight and it shows! I don’t want to detail too much as I want to start a new series here detailing the changes that I’ve made as well as share tips on what’s helped me. The best part about this journey is that the changes that I’ve made has encouraged my husband and step-daughter to begin making more healthier choices in their daily lives as well. My husband has also begun to see some significant results simply by changing a few daily habits. I couldn’t be more proud.
Looking into the future
As August begins to kick off, and looking at this past year, I can’t wait for 2020 to be over. And I know that sounds like I have given up, and trust me some days I feel like it, I am more inspired than ever. But what will the rest of this year look like?
As things start to cool off (literally and figuratively) I fully intend to pick up some of the things that I’ve neglected. Reading, writing, and this blog to name a few. I did mention earlier that my husband and I, both, are transitioning into a more healthy lifestyle and that is something that we both would love to share. We’ve been bouncing the idea around of creating content together to post, so I am really excited for that. There will be an announcement later on how and when we will be uploading that content.
Overall, I want to finish this year in a positive mindset. I want to focus on keeping my anxiety down as well as working to manage my productivity better.
I realize that there is so much going on in the world right now, and I fully acknowledge that there are people who are suffering more than myself. I am thankful everyday for my life, even with the chaos. But I also want to let others know, that no matter what you are feeling, you’re feelings are valid. We are all in this together. Together we are strong.
Thank you so much for reading and until next time!
2 thoughts on “So over 2020”
Hi Ashley, I also can’t wait for 2020 to be over! What a year! Stay strong! We’ve got this!
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