Someone recently asked me how I deal with stress. I had to really think about it, because I try really hard not to focus on negative things. Of course, I am a woman and I think too much about things from time to time, but for the most part, I just stay busy. I’m a wife, mom and blogger, so it is not too hard to stay busy. I feel like I am always working on something. When I’m really feeling stressed though, I go for a jog, watch a movie or dive into a good novel. I have always loved getting lost in a good story. It is such an awesome (and healthy) escape. Lately though, I haven’t had a lot of time to devote to my growing stack of books.
I remember back when I started this blog, long before kids, I created it to write about our lives as newlyweds and to post book reviews. Back then I was easily reading a book a week. Sometimes more than that. In between work, I would take breaks to read a few pages or I’d read an hour before bed every night and it was just easy to devote time to that because I had the time.
I made a pledge to read 24 books this year. So far, I have read 2 and started a 3rd. I’m already 2 books behind schedule and honestly don’t know if I will be able to catch up. Maybe during the summer when we are traveling? I miss reading, but lately it has been so tough to do anything extra. I feel pretty stretched thin by bedtime and normally still have quite a bit of work to get done. It’s not always doable, but I am really hoping to make it happen this year. I’m determined to meet my goal.
I received this tee (c/o) from Ilolatees on Esty and loved it! Who doesn’t love a good graphic tee? Especially when it has two of my favorite things on it. I am living on coffee right now and so I felt like it was pretty appropriate for me and my life. I love graphic tees because you can dress them up or down and they are super comfortable and fit my mom-on-the-go lifestyle. I wore it for the first time earlier this week and it was warm outside so we spent a little time outdoors and then I was able to easily transform it into a night-time look by just changing out the accessories!