Playing House

Good Evening bloggies!

I know its been a few days but there have been some recent ups and downs that have left me a little bit frazzled. I am reaching a bit of a crossroads with the current job and my current living situation and the stress of it is taking a toll on my body. As I’ve said before, our bodies really have an incredible way of telling us what we are ignoring in our minds. As frustrated as I am that my stomach is a mess lately, its the one tell-tale sign in my life that I need to slow down, breathe, and reevaluate what is going on. That being said, I also have a hard time making big changes and decisions. The idea of a major change leaves me feeling stressed and overwhelmed. It’s something I’m working really hard at overcoming; I’ve tried to recall the times when big decisions and changes have lead to great rewards and learning experiences.

On a positive note, I used this stress to fuel a great bike ride yesterday. I decided that I would put the days work frustrations behind me and just get out and go. I’m not going to lie, the start of the ride was ROUGH. I had done strength training at the gym the previous day and every peddle stroke was a struggle. I just kept going though, listening to music and focusing on the beautiful and cool sea breeze. It was the perfect escape from the stresses of the day and by the time I got back home my legs finally felt stretch out.

At this point you may be wondering where the title of my post comes from…

We’re babysitting Eric’s niece, Riley!

We were offered the opportunity to watch her tonight while her parents go to see a concert and I jumped at the opportunity. Eric and I headed to there house right when we got out of work so we could get there a little early and have Riley get used to us before her parents snuck out.

She was hiding from us…

But then she came out to play! (She’s seriously so smart for a nearly 1-year-old)

Oh and don’t let her fool you, she’s a total ham for the camera!! That’s what you get when you father is an amazing photographer and has been snapping pictures of you since birth.

So right now, Eric and I are very quietly sitting downstairs, baby monitor close-by, trying to rent a movie for the rest of our evening. Oh and yes, 9:30 is my usual bedtime…should be doing great when mom and dad arrive home at midnight!

Question for the evening:

How do you cope with making big decisions? What is your way of dealing with the stress (if any) of change?

have a great night!

-Em

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One Response to Playing House

  1. Tina says:

    Have fun babysitting. She is a cutie!

    Glad you were able to release some stress with the bike ride. I always feel better after some exercise.

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