Check out Part 1 of this post here.
I’m starting to get into the swing of things with the new job. Last week was a big adjustment after not working for four (!) months, but week two has felt great. Since I’m only working from 1-6 each day, I convinced myself that I should be able to blog, clean, read, run errands, and work out everyday before I went to work.
Um, no. Just because I’m working less hours doesn’t mean that I’m not working. (And even then, there’s only so many hours in a day.) I’d have to get up at 3am to get all of that done, which is not going to happen. Something had to give.
The first thing? Not being the only one in charge of chores + meals. Since I hadn’t been working, I took those duties over during the summer. Patrick never expected me to do this, but I felt like it was fair since I was at home all day with not much else going on. Hats off to you domestic gods/goddesses, because I am not one of you. I am so pumped to get back to work and not be a housekeeper anymore. Bring on the (equally-divided!) chore lists.
The second revelation: I need to be more intentional with my time. (Duh.) That means scheduling when I work on this blog, head to yoga class, and even what I want to wear each day. (Nanny chic, anyone?) In short, this is a real job, albeit a part-time one, and I need to treat it as such. What’s working now is getting the majority of my blog posts written on the weekends, and leaving errands and chores for during the week. I also spent part of my Sunday planning my workouts, yoga, and meals for the days ahead.
So far, this week has been amazing. I’ve really tried to embrace living slow: savoring a cup of coffee while I read in the mornings, taking my pup for extra-long walks, and listening to fun podcasts while I relax and cook dinner. It’s glorious. This is exactly what I was hoping for when I quit teaching.
Today’s capsule outfit is all of the things I love: relaxed, put-together, and comfortable. For nannying, I’d switch out the boots for my leopard TOMS as I run kids to and from their afternoon activities. The flow of the PIKO + stretch of the white jeans make it perfect for everything from running errands (which I despise) to meeting up with friends (which I can do now that I’m not exhausted/cranky 100% of the time).
01 | Grey PIKO
02 | White jeans
04 | Gold aviators
IDEAS + SUCH:
Keep it muted. I love this color palette for so many reasons. It’s serene and calm and beautiful. This isn’t the outfit where I’m going to throw in leopard or a pop of color, but instead let the earth tones shine.
Go for the gold. With that being said, the gold aviators really add a pop here that I love.
Boots! These colors don’t scream “fall!”, but the addition of boots makes it perfect for the season. Check out our other favorite fall boots here.
I have two meetings set up to talk about teaching yoga: one at a birthing center (teaching prenatal) and another at a favorite studio of mine. Fingers crossed!
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