Thursday, August 6, 2015

And so it begins..

It finally happened.
My baby grew up on me.

Today was a bittersweet day. My little Marin's first day of preschool was today. She jumped out of bed, so excited. I put her hair up "like a princess," she always tells me. I drove her to school and she didn't even wait for me to say goodbye, she disappeared into the huddle of little ones.

I honestly didn't know what to do with myself. This is a good thing though. She will learn how to play with others, how to write her name, how to be independent. I will learn to trust others with my child, handle time without my baby, and realize that she is growing up.

This really is a good thing though. I've thought about how much fun she will have and how much she will learn. I've thought about the extra time I will have now to clean and organize my house, finally get back into a filming routine, and basically just have the time that I need to be active on social media. I mean, look at this, how long has it been since I have posted on here? With Marin in preschool, I'll have a little more free time to post on my blog and my channel, it's a win-win.

Still, I am a little upset at how quickly she forgot about me when I took her to school. She was so excited to show me the apple that she made today in arts & crafts, so I guess I can't be too upset.
Until next time!

☮❀ Smile, my little cinnamon apples ❀☮

xoxo Briddy Nicole ☪

Thursday, March 12, 2015

I Just Wanna Be A Toys"R"Us Kid!

Current mood.

If it's one thing I hate about being an adult, it's that EVERY adult problem that you can possibly have always decides to show up on the same day. You have a problem with someone that you have to deal with regardless, they pick today to be extremely annoying and in your face. You need to be productive, yet your toddler decides that this is the week that nobody should sleep. Your dog forgets about being potty trained. You have packages that need to be signed for? You wait all day, but the second you go to the store because you are out of toilet paper.. there's the UPS man at your door leaving a slip. Oh, and did I mention, it's that time of the month? Because it is. You're welcome.

I feel a spa day coming in my near future. I've already made hair appointments, which I'm extremely excited about. I think these next few weeks will need a little more me time scheduled in. I think that is a big necessity in making "being an adult" work. You need to remember that you are still human and need to take some time to yourself, pencil in a pause button..

My advice to everyone is to just hit that mental "pause button" every once in a while. Relax, do something for you. From a hair/nail appointment to a mini Netflix binge, do something that makes you happy and doesn't involve the stress of the daily grind. Recently, I haven't been doing that and I can definitely feel it. I'm working on getting my schedule back on track and everything back in order, so I will be sure to allow myself a little more ME time.

In other news, one of those missed packages was my new camera. As soon as I get it and get everything set up, videos will be back and some better blog posts (I want to include more pictures in my posts, let me know what you think). I have missed the interaction, so I'm super excited for this. 2015 is turning into a great year, even if I have to be an adult sometimes ;)

☮❀ Don't grow up, it's a trap ❀☮

xoxo Briddy Nicole ☪

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Midnight Motivation..

I've noticed that recently, I have been staying up EXTREMELY late. Like to the point where I'm sleeping in and missing half of the day.. assuming I get some sleep. Otherwise, I'm a coffee-fueled crazy person (you know the kind, the ones that have conversations and arguments with themselves in public). Not exactly what you want people to think of when they see you.

Yes, my schedule is currently in a bad place, to say the least.. but I always get this "midnight motivation," the title of this post. It keeps me up at night because I get all of these ideas and start running with them. I mean, look at me right now, I'm posting on my blog! Something that should be done frequently, but that's another story. Regardless, I get this motivation to do everything that I didn't get done during the day.

I think a big reason that my life has been so scattered is because I haven't been using a planner. Crazy, I know.. I have always tried to be an organized person and I live for schedules and lists. I have had planners and calendars since I was little, carrying around a Lisa Frank day planner. Sure, having a toddler definitely isn't helping my sleeping schedule or organization skills, but I think the structure that I found through planning things out is something that I need to bring back into my life.

And who wouldn't want a super cute planner like these? I swear, I typed in planner on Tumblr and these were the first few that popped up and I died. LOVE THEM! Well, that was my little rambling of the night. I'm determined to try and schedule things out better in the very near future, only time will tell. I just need to get this midnight motivation to shine through a little earlier in the day..

☮❀ Stay hustlin' and Carpe that Diem ❀☮

xoxo Briddy Nicole ☪