Monday, April 25, 2016

Lately

I haven't posted in forever. Don't all of my posts start this way? I haven't posted since January. Life has been pretty boring. I mean should I really blog about getting a new vacuum? Or a self-cleaning litter box? I don't know if those are blog worthy ;)

I can blog about the newest addition to my family! My brother and sister-in-law welcomed a baby boy at the end of January! They live here in San Diego, and I am lucky enough to babysit every Wednesday. I've been watching him since he was 9 weeks old and it has really given me an idea what taking care of a newborn entails! It's a lot more work than I thought it would be!! He keeps me super busy. Sometimes I don't even have time to eat! I always bring books and my iPad thinking I will have free time... it never happens. It has definitely been a good experience watching him.

My mom just left from visiting this past week. She came to meet her new grand baby. It was really nice spending time with family, but also exhausting. Even though we weren't necessarily packed with activities, we were on the go and did not spend much time at my house. I was not disappointed when work offered me the day off today. In fact, it was a relief. I have been cleaning all morning. I absolutely needed a day to catch up on laundry, cleaning, and studying for my ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support) recertification. Every two years I have to do that since I work in critical care.

Other than that, not much has changed! I am working 3-4 days a week. I am trying to work on myself and relaxation techniques. I have come to realize that I suffer from mild anxiety. I don't have major anxiety attacks or anything but I do "catastrophize" which is basically letting my mind spiral out of control, imagining worst case scenarios for anything that may come my way. It's not something that is severe enough to warrant medication, so I have been trying to exercise regularly, as well as make positive life changes to help myself. I have spent so much of my life worrying about the future, and I feel like I am finally taking care of myself and learning to be present and live in the moment. More on that in the future, I am sure :)

So life is going well for me. I am looking forward to lots of sunny, beach days. I am doing really well, and feel very happy and content with my life. I will try to be a bit better at updating this!!