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Well, I just got done with my first “day” at my new job. It was an interesting experience, I suppose. First of all, I should mention that I’ve been so fucking sick and exhausted these past few d...


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Yawn in Staying Connected

Happy Black Friday, everyone. I’m still fatigued as all hell almost all the time now. What else? My husband and I got into a relatively big argument yesterday morning about him insisting we’re ...


November 24, 2020

Oh, Hi in Staying Connected

Hello friends, Let’s see. What do I have to report today? Well, I’m coming up on week 7 (out of, hopefully, 40) of pregnancy, and symptoms are starting to ramp up. I have two modes lately: tired...


November 20, 2020

Wonky Month in Staying Connected

Man, today is going to be a long day for me. I have six clients scheduled, which was a totally normal day back when I worked full time, but for the past two months I don’t usually see more than f...


Toasted English muffin with peanut butter and jelly Quesadilla made on whole wheat tortilla with refried beans and shredded Mexican cheese blend Canned chicken with mayo and mustard on Ritz...


I’m having a really hard time feeling motivated these days. I know I’ve mentioned it before. It’s worth mentioning again. All I can think about is the future. First Christmas with my daughter o...


November 19, 2020

All Systems Are Go in Staying Connected

Hey. It’s super late and I shouldn’t even be writing right now, but I just wanted to quickly document a few of the changes that I’m expecting in the near future. I got an email from my new boss ...


First of all, I just want to say THANK YOU to the friends who left super thoughtful comments on my last entry. It really means a lot to me and gave me a lot to think about. I’m going to attempt,...


Today was a pretty productive day. I had my first doctor’s appointment with ultrasound and got to see the little grain-of-rice growing in my uterus. We couldn’t see or hear the heartbeat yet, whi...


November 15, 2020

Anticipation in Staying Connected

This past week feels like it’s been about a month long. It’s hard to believe it’s only been seven days since I found out I was pregnant. I caved and ordered the announcement onesie already. I wa...


November 14, 2020

Plans for Fetus in Staying Connected

I know it’s way too early for any of this, but the truth is that it was all planned out a long time before I was pregnant and I’m just putting it here now because I’m excited. The first time we ...


Do you ever wonder what it would be like to be someone else? Not in, like, an I-hate-myself kind of a way, but more just in a curious kind of a way. Ever since the moment I found out I was pregn...


November 12, 2020

Shoot in Staying Connected

Well, my daughter’s fighting of naptime has now expanded into a fighting of bedtime. Joy! Last night it took us nearly two hours to get her down, and that was with my husband and I calmly throwin...


November 11, 2020

Calmly Optimistic in Staying Connected

I don’t know what my hormones are doing, but I’ve been feeling very calm and happy about some of the same things that used to make me feel stressed out and uncertain. I’m such a fragile human, ha...


November 10, 2020

Beautiful Feeling in Staying Connected

I found a calculator online that would tell me how far along I am based on the first day of my last period and the length of an average cycle. According to the calculator, I am 5 weeks pregnant t...


November 09, 2020

180 in Staying Connected

Me last week: I don’t know what it is, but I just don’t feel good. I think it might have to do with the change in the weather. I’m glad it’s not hot, but it very suddenly got chilly and overcast,...


Well, it’s been quite a day. First I woke up and decided to take a pregnancy test. One of my friends on Prosebox said my constipation, acid reflux, and fatigue could be pregnancy symptoms. I had...


November 07, 2020

Mood: Depleted in Staying Connected

Today has been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. Last night was supposed to be whiskey night, but I was exhausted. After the kid went to bed, my husband and I watched one episode of The Boys ...


November 06, 2020

Growth Mindset in Staying Connected

I have two and a half hours until I see my first client. It should be a pretty relaxing day for me, which I really need. It just seems like I’ve been coming up a lot of mental obstacles lately. ...


November 05, 2020

Checked Out in Staying Connected

I think it’s finally fall in California. Please GOD let it be fall. I feel so checked out of life and ready for the holidays. This weekend I’m going to put away my Halloween decorations and bust...


People “own” a part of the company, are personally invested People are included, asked about their thoughts, etc. Hire people who are motivated by more than money (share business values) The wor...


November 04, 2020

Uphill Battle in Staying Connected

My days have been feeling really long and slow. The mornings start off great. I love waking up early (when I can), reading, jogging, eating a family-style breakfast, and taking a shower. My daug...


November 02, 2020

November in Staying Connected

Let’s see. So, Halloween was good. I thought my daughter’s Boo costume was on point. It made me very happy. My birthday was very special. We woke up early and my husband said our first stop was ...


October 31, 2020

Elephants in Staying Connected

I found out recently that my in-laws plan on hosting a Thanksgiving celebration for a total of 19 people from 11 different households. Our options of course would be to go, or to miss it and spen...


Hello, and welcome to my delayed reaction to losing my job six weeks ago. The stress and frustration of it all is just starting to set in. Deep in my mind, thoughts of inadequacy are subtly swar...


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