Catch Up With Me: March 2020 Edition.

March 10, 2020

March is well underway, and there is no denying the most exhilarating part of my month was my recent cruise. I had the opportunity to be hosted by Carnival cruise line as part of a group of 40 bloggers. It was such a motivating and inspiring week for me, plus it was just down right fun. Getting to spend uninterrupted with friends, learn from each other, go dancing, drink frosty beach drinks. It was amazing and that time I will treasure for years to come. Being home has been nice, but different. I spent the first couple of days feeling so exhausted and dizzy. (Like, I was still rocking on a boat.)

I didn’t quite hit my reading goal on the cruise, but I filled my days with other wonderful things like excellent conversations and revisiting some of my early 2000s hip hop favorites. Meanwhile, since being home I’ve managed to squeeze in two books that I’ve loved. “Another place at the table” by Kathy Harrison and “The Jetsetters” by Amanda Eyre Ward.

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I’ve been enjoying learning about the Ennegram, specifically the weaknesses of the seven and how to improve on those. I’m very much a 7: extroverted, caring, and always up for a good time. The more I’ve learned about being a seven, the more I see how the weaknesses line up so well with the areas of my life I’m striving to improve. Specifically, contentment. This is a daily struggle for me, even though I absolutely recognize I’ve grown in this area. I still wrestle with if I could do more, be more, try something new, and I have found this particularly hard lately. I think this has been a major struggle for me since the boys started school full day. I don’t have as much of a purpose as I’m used to. It continues to be a major transition for me, and I’m really looking forward to summer days with my boys home with me. The quiet can be a little deafening!

The rest of the month looks very laid back, and I’m looking forward to creating some new content while I am still inspired beyond measure. Stay tuned over the next couple of weeks, as I’m challenging myself to write daily. In the meantime, here’s what you missed on Instagram!

I am loving this outfit, but be sure to swipe and see this beautiful painting I found for 14 bucks at the thrift store.

I’m starting a new series on Mondays over on the ‘gram. Join the conversation.

I am living for these J.Crew Chino shorts, they work year after year.

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