Who can confidently say they have this whole “balancing life” thing figured out? My guess is that most of you can’t say you’ve got this. I know I don’t, but I’m working on it!! All our lives we’ve been told it’s “all about balance”. Whether that’s balancing the amount of fruit and veggies compared to carbs and sugar, our work and social life, friends and family, really everything. For me, this past week was a balancing act, one step forward, one step back…thankfully not two steps back!!
I would like to say this week started on Saturday, and yes I do choose when my week starts. Saturday I did my first day-of coordination under Kat’s business, Dear Sweetheart Events! Before you get excited to read all about it, you’ll have to wait, that will be for another day J. Saturday afternoon, I chose last minute to also help Kat the next day to set up for another wedding, this meant getting home later, less sleep and cramming the rest of my Sunday into less hours. It was truly a fantastic weekend, it started off so well! While I was gone, I got an email that my brand new mug, from Chalkfulloflove had been delivered! Monday morning, I went down to my mailbox to discover it wasn’t in my box and I had the wrong key to a parcel box, fast-forward to having the right key and bringing the package up to my room, excitedly opening it and the mug being in 12 different pieces. I was crushed, so upset, but I wasn’t going to let that ruin my day. The owner, is the sweetest and sending me a brand new one! The rest of Monday went just fine and it ended with my roomie and I binge watching our favorite show. Wednesday morning, I woke up to an email from UPS that my 2017 Kate Spade Planner had been delivered to my door!! I was so excited until I realized I’m a light sleeper and no one had knocked on the door. I had to leave for a meeting so I brought the mail key with me to check when I got back. The package wasn’t in my box so naturally I called UPS. After 30 minutes on the phone, I was extremely disappointed with their lack of help and rude customer service, but I didn’t give up. I wrote a note to put on the mailbox and asked all of my neighbors, no one had received my package. My day was beginning to become ruined, until 2 of my best friends came to Radford for dinner and 6 hours of catching up. Thank goodness a few of my friends only go to school 25 minutes away from me!!
We literally spent hours looking at pictures from the past 4 years, catching up on the last 2 weeks, and sharing our future ambitions and dreams! I’m so thankful Amanda and Kate saved the day! Thursday followed with more UPS calling. I wrote them an email, called their headquarters and even tracked down the UPS driver. The driver on Thursday hadn’t delivered to Radford all week, and the driver who did, they couldn’t get in touch with and was just a fill in. I lost hope. My package is currently under investigation and a claim was filed to Kate Spade. I stopped and let UPS be in control, and God be in control of my attitude. Thursday I helped celebrate a friend’s birthday and then my weekend began.
Huck and I decided to skip the dressing up and going out for Halloween this year and I must say I have no regrets. It was a perfect weekend filled with movies, Ghost Adventures, food, football and one step back. I burned my arm, badly, on the pan our buffalo chicken dip was being baked it. OUCH! After that, I was gaining more steps forward, I visited a vineyard with a dear friend and it was to die for (anyone in the Radford/Blacksburg/Christiansburg area needs to check out Whitebarrel Winery)!! The same day, I booked my first bride for MY business!!! Later that day, I booked my first bride under Dear Sweetheart Events!!
So I know it may seem like I just shared all about my week, step by step, but my main point is that things will always get better. Don’t let the little things seem like huge things and let them ruin your day or your week! There will always be something that happens to make it better. For me, the really good ways to end a day are binge watching a show with my roommate and friend, Rachel with her little kitten playing fetch with us in the living room (yes he does play fetch and you can see him in action on his IG: westonthekitty), or watching some on ID or Travel Channel with Huck. I can do both of those on my own, but doing them with people I love makes it so much better! I could have let my broken mug, missing Kate Spade Planner, burn or the stress of the week ruin my week, but I didn’t and you don’t have to either.
I would love to see a community of building each other up and sharing our hard moments so we can jump over those and into embracing the good ones! I just entered into a community of business women supporting each other and couldn’t be more excited. Communities are everything, whether it’s your best friends who know every piece of you, your classmates sharing the same school work struggles or your family who will be there no matter what, cling onto them. It’s all about balance friends, eat a salad for lunch and huge bowl of ice cream for dinner, work your butt off one weekend and veg out the next drinking all the wine and watching all the football you can.