I’m stealing this idea from Carla because it’s been awhile since I did an old fashioned, brain-dump, chatty, this-is-what’s-going-on-in-my-life post.
And I feel like getting out of my head.
Sometimes I just need to.
Currently, I’m packing to take the boys on an adventure!
If you follow along on my pitiful attempt at a travel blog, you may know traveling with my kids is really important to me. I’m going on year 4 of this tradition and the 3 of us will be flying to Salt Lake City on Wednesday.
Our ultimate destination is Wyoming. Ryan picked it after last year’s California trip. He said he enjoyed road tripping down the Pacific coast but he liked our Green River trip more so. That was all I needed to hear to start planning.
It took a year of slowly saving and researching (I #wycwyc vacation planning as well) but our time has come! We’ll be experiencing a lot of firsts — first flight for Evan, first AirBnB stay, first time in Idaho, first time in Wyoming, first time at Yellowstone and our first time in and kayaking in Grand Teton!
I’m a little nervous, not going to lie. I never took a trip like this with both kids alone. It should be interesting. A real adventure for sure!!
(I’ll be instagraming photos when I can — @RoniNoone!)
Currently, I’m testing a new ad network.
I know. I know blog ads are ANNOYING. I get it and I hate them too but right now they are a necessary part of my income generation. I’m hoping this new company works out so I can remove the other networks I’m in and just go with one. In the meantime, while they test my site with different ad layouts you may notice some weird design glitches and random ads. It’s an automated system so I have little control over it while we’re in this testing phase.
I long for the day What You Can When You Can becomes a bestseller so I can remove these automated ads from all sites — a girl can dream, right?
Currently, I applied for a job!
The ad thing may make more sense now.
I’m not sure I want a job but I can’t lie, the idea of blogging less and returning to a 9-5 does sound a little appealing — a regular, dependable pay check, benefits, someone to tell me what to do, co-workers and an office outside of the house with no kid interruptions!
On the other hand, I love my freedom and the fact that no one tells me what to do. I have no commute, or vacation time to manage. I can work when I want (which really has become when I can) and I’m forging my own path, albeit a little clumsily.
I’ve been weighing both options out for some time now but they are pretty darn even!
Part of me feels as if I don’t have the cutthroat nature needed to make it as a self-employed business woman (even though I have surpassed my old yearly college salary a few times).
I’m not afraid of work. Actually, I like to work! I’m just tired of feeling so unsure about everything I do and there’s something appealing about a bit more structure in my life.
Currently, I’m killing it at the gym!
Yet not running at all.
Yesterday’s 5k was the first time I ran in weeks. I’m not sure why. I just haven’t been in the mood.
That said, I REALLY enjoyed yesterday. It reminded me what I love so much about running! I’m contemplating a new streak after our trip to try and re-motivate myself again.
As for my lifting, we just ended a new cycle at the gym and I hit a few more PR (personal records). I can feel myself getting stronger and I’m much more confident with some of the lifts than I was even a year ago.
I was contemplating an olympic lifting competition but I’m not even close to ready. Scratch that, I’m not even close to being ready to start training for something like that!
On the other hand I’ve signed up for two scaled CrossFit competitions this fall. One solo in October and the other a 4-woman team event in November. I can’t wait! I love them!
Currently, I’m considering getting CrossFit certified.
I can’t believe I just wrote that. I’ve even said it out loud a few times!
This is so far out of my comfort zone it’s not even funny!
However, I’m not doing it to train. Well, not adults anyway. I want to get the CrossFit kids certification and the Level 1 is a prerequisite. Once I get that I can help with the CrossFit kids classes my gym offers. I love working with kids and I already volunteer at Ryan’s school to help out with “Fit Club.” I’m hoping this better prepares me so I can continue to get more involved.
Currently, I’m listening to two 10-year-old boys play “escape” by tying themselves to my kitchen chairs. I think it may be time to intervene.