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snapshots from my week | lemonade, the playground, & spicy chicken bites

Hi guys! Well, I’m trying to get this post finished as fast as I can because I didn’t have it ready by 8 AM. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿงก

How’s your week been going? Mine had a lot of ups and downs… let’s chat for a minute โ˜•

Last week, there were some great times, stressful times, decision-making and future-planning… I learned a lot, but I’m also mentally exhausted. I’m glad I’ve learned what I have, but if I could, I’d go back and change my responses to different situations. You ever feel like that?

Since the past is already what it is, I want to learn how to respond to life in a more balanced way in upcoming situations.

When I’m overwhelmed, I’m learning how to slow down. When I feel energetic, I’m learning how to pick up the pace without wearing myself out.

Let me know in the comments what you’ve been working on lately! ๐Ÿ’–

This week’s snapshots will feature less photos because I wasn’t as happy as I’ve been other weeks. So a lot of pictures turned out pretty, but I’m not going to share them if they don’t reflect what I was feeling at the time. I really want my blog to authentically reflect how I’m doing!

At the beginning of the week, Joshua took me to Longhorn Steakhouse for a birthday lunch! We got my favorite appetizer from there (spicy chicken bites!), and for my entree I got a chicken sandwich and fries. I filled up on the chicken bites and fries, so I took most of my sandwich home haha

I went to a playground with my mom, Samuel, and the girls! I thought it was SO cute when I saw how Elizabeth was letting Aurora swing with her ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘

While we were there, I was brainstorming a lot of blog ideas I had. I typed some of them on my phone and tried to stay in the moment with my family, but I found that quite challenging.

Aurora had a bunch of fun exploring the park with Elizabeth! (I love how the photo filter I used makes her fur so vibrant ๐Ÿ˜) I had to keep up with Elizabeth and make sure she didn’t accidentally leave her somewhere lol

I got this yummy strawberry lemonade from Starbucks! I had fun taking pictures of it and trying Joshua’s dragonfruit drink, which was an incredible shade of purple. I was having an otherwise really weird day, so the pic above was the only one that turned out.

I kept feeling distraught because I wanted to be as energetic, upbeat, and carefree as I’d been for weeks, but it just wasn’t happening. Small things were triggering my anxiety, and my frustration over feeling vulnerable made it worse. I had a hard time identifying what was happening to my mental health, because I think it was a bunch of little things added up that were hard for me to process all together.

There were more pics I was going to include, but I’m going to go ahead and finish here. There are just some weeks that you want to move on from more than you want to reminisce on the happy moments, you know? I did enjoy myself at different times each day last week, but it was overshadowed by the strain on my emotions.

I don’t want this post to be a downer, I just want to be real with you. I’ve had a weird week, just like we all do sometimes! Thanks for sticking around ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’• I’m working through what I’m feeling so I can feel balanced again soon. I’m learning how to not rush the process.

How was your week? Let’s chat in the comments!

25 thoughts on “snapshots from my week | lemonade, the playground, & spicy chicken bites”

  1. Last week was a roller coaster for me. I had fun on my birthday and it took a whole turn after that. It’s just that there are so much going on in India and it’s a tough time. Anyways Aurora and Elizabeth are soooo cuteโค๏ธโค๏ธ

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