Constant Productivity // a reminder

I saw this cute image on Pinterest the other day and felt it rang so true.


Don’t get me wrong I LOVE having wonderfully productive days (or hours) and I love the feeling of accomplishment at the end of it. I always feel better about myself and my life if I did something “productive”. Lately, during the tail end of this pregnancy though, my being productive has been pretty small mountains to climb. Tasks like going for a walk, making the bed, maybe crossing one thing off of my to do list… like take a freaking shower haha. Suffice it to say that I have fallen victim to the lie that my worth and value somedays are tied up into how productive I have been. Some days I get caught up feeling just guilty for not doing enough.

Have you ever felt like that?

I know the truth, and know that every single day doesn’t have to be the most productive day known to mankind. It just can’t be! I think we all have things that we give ourselves a hard time about… Right now, I feel really disappointed in myself if I don’t go on a walk or keep up with my goal of having a weekly blog post. I want to have goals and things I’m working towards (always!) but it does take time and I have to remember to give some grace throughout the process. Maybe just because I worked on a blog post but didn’t publish it, it can still be considered a good day. Still making progress.

The reality is there are some days that we need to just BE, REST, and PAUSE instead of go go go and squeeze every minute out of the day. There are days when that happens and you’re just feeling good, on a roll and keep getting stuff done. On those days, especially if you’re in the mood and have the time, I say go for it! But we shouldn’t always feel that pressure that everyday needs to be like that… Hopefully this little post catches you on a good day (whether it’s a “productive” one or not) and is a reminder that it’s OK to just live your life and let each day look a little different. Your worth is not determined by your constant productivity.

A Sweet September

Happy October 1st! I’m sure I am not the only one who is feeling like there’s no way September is already over! It just started! Seeing October on my calendar I cannot lie… my stomach did a little flip (plus some kicks) knowing that next month is THE month that baby girl is going to make her debut… CRAZY!

September was sweet and filled with a lot of good things. Nick and I are feeling more settled living back in Gig Harbor, and currently staying with my parents we’ve been working on (well, let’s be real it’s just me who’s been working on this lol) making the downstairs organized and feel cozy. I’m in the middle of a mini bathroom redo- I’ll share photos once I finally get my guy to paint it for me! This month was filled with birthday’s, a heavenly prenatal massage, a much needed hair cut, my baby shower, and starting MOPs among other things.


Turning 25

Turning 25 was something I thought about as a very big deal. In my head it seems like 21, 25, and 30 are the last big birthdays to celebrate. Originally I wanted to do a trip to Vegas for my 25th and go all out. I definitely didn’t think I would be almost eight months pregnant haha. So the day was very chill and included yummy waffles made by my dad and husband, one of my best friends dropped off sunflowers, a walk to the water, a trip to target, and an awesome dinner. Simple and good. I told Nick I just wanted good food, snuggles, and to be by the water. I’d say it was a good day even though there was no Vegas ;)

I said to my family I think this 25th year will be the best and most transformative year yet. I’m feeling so excited for it!


I tend to like birthdays and think they are more powerful than the new year. They can be a chance to reflect on the past year and plan and dream for the next trip around the sun.

My 25th year is going to include having our first baby, figuring out what it means and looks like to raise and love on our baby girl, celebrating our first wedding anniversary- continually learning how to better love, support and communicate with each other, celebrating our baby’s first birthday, possibly (hopefully) buying our first home, and reaching some long-time health goals. This year will also hold some fun travel plans… the beginnings of new traditions :) What a year it will be!


This month has also been quite an emotional one… a lot of happy feelings, sometimes feeling overwhelmed by love and joy, but sometimes overwhelmed by fear or sadness. There are times I desperately miss my siblings and the reality of not living in Spokane where there was such easy access to my TJ, Allie and Katie…now it’s different and that can be hard to accept. I’m human and just miss my people sometimes.

34 weeks pregnant and I pretty much cry everyday a little bit for some reason or another. That plus not sleeping, heartburn, constantly having to pee… these make up my new normal!


Here’s a picture of my husband, Nick, incapable of smiling normally with my brothers Mitch and TJ in Arizona this past weekend. They went with my dad and uncles for a golf weekend trip- so happy for all of them to be able to just hangout, relax and spend some quality time together just the guys. I was definitely a little jealous of Nick when he was leaving- I miss my bros and want to hang with them too!

BUT while the boys were in AZ my mom and I had a fun last weekend and celebrated my baby shower. It was such a special day!! Will be sharing more pictures this week with some cute details and some of the sweet gifts baby girl got.


The rest of this October 1st morning I'm tackling a to do list and working on organizing baby girls room. A rainy Monday + some music and I’m all about being as productive as possible and starting out this new month and week strong!


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