Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fall Break: Over. Attempt at Reclaiming My Life: Success/Failure-you decide!

Last Sunday marked the beginning of my week-long fall break. I posted that I was going to attempt to reclaim my over-booked/overly-busy/over-committed life back. Hmm. A week later and I'm wondering how successful I actually was.
  It's the night before I go back to school and the overly-enthusiastic students. I can actually say I feel pretty ready to get back. With Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas all in the near future, there's lot of fun events to be had with the kiddos. (And lots of opportunities for glittery crafts!) I guess if I can say I feel ready to go back to work, I must be pretty rested?
  I claimed that I wouldn't be a slave to my blackberry, well, as I wrote on Monday that didn't really work out since I switched to an iPhone. Oh, and I had a lovely time at the car dealership waiting for my car to get something installed for several hours. Aside from all of the "waiting" I embraced on Monday and Tuesday, I was really blessed to get to spend a lot of time with friends, sneak in a visit to my husband at work, and celebrate the wedding of a happy couple in a beautiful setting.
  I think I realized something about myself this week: if an empty space exists in my schedule, I will fill it. I know, that's a problem of sorts. However, what I will strive to work on is filling those "empty" spaces with things that I genuinely want to be a part of; things that I feel are positive investments in my life. As much as I hate that I'm a "busy-bee," I realized this week that it makes me, "me".  I'm learning to say "no" more and more and to not feel so icky when people try to guilt me into things. So, going into this week (and the many weeks that follow) my schedule is pretty jammed, BUT, I can happily say that it is full of some pretty wonderful things that I'm very excited to be a part of. The husband and I just committed to a new adventure, and I couldn't be more happy to start this crazy, wild journey.
   Hope you have all had a terrific week and kick-start your Monday with energy and enthusiasm! Remember, if you're a busy bee with a busy schedule, evaluate that schedule and see what things it's filled with. Invest in positive relationships and opportunities. It's never to late to say "yes" to something/someone that could change YOU forever.
             Oh, and who knew you could grow a coffee plant in the desert??? I'll keep you guys updated on it's growth! So fun!!


  1. loved this post. you're doing awesome ash! be who you are :)

    you and cam just committed to a new adventure? a crazy wild journey? i want to hear about it! keep us updated :)

    love you girl!



  2. Just came across your blog. I live in the Biltmore area (20th & Missouri). Your neighborhood sounds like mine. Are you close by? Loves me some AZ peaches, I make jam every year;-)
    Nice to meet ya. I'm your newest follower ;-)
    Erin ~The Lemonista