Friday, June 10, 2016

I Am Very Busy.

There's a very common misconception about self-love. Yes, since I usually blog about beauty distortion and body positivity, I realize I'm half of the problem.

A lot of people believe that self-love is loving the way you look. And that's certainly a large part of it. If you don't like what you see when you look in the mirror, it's hard to feel motivated to get out and start your day. But it's about so much more than that; not merely the way you look, but also the way you think, act, and take care of yourself. Negative thoughts, damaging actions, and poor self care are just as bad for you as low self-confidence.

Now, don't me wrong. I'm not athletic enough to encourage a full workout routine because I skip gym days more often than I go, and I love my french fries way too much to blog about promoting an overly healthy, low-carb, fat-free, sugarless, organic diet. But I can vouch for stress, and it's one of the most overlooked aspects of positive self care.

My summer this year is too busy to even call it summer, and here's just a little glimpse.

Bethany's Summer Schedule 
Work:    Preschool Music Therapy
              High School Color Guard Camp
              Blogging
School:  Kinesiology Lecture
              Administrative Programs for Child and Family Facilities
              General Education and Academic Principles
Church: Sunday Service
              Women's Bible Study
              College and Career Service Group
Guard:   Summer Guard Camps
              Summer Band "Boot" Camp
              High School Choreography Session
Extras:   Preschool Physical Therapy Daily Session (KIN lab)
              Creative Coordinator Shadowing (Administration Practicum)

And yes, most of these things occur at least three times a week. Needless to say, I need some time in there to sleep. And take a shower. And eat a good meal. And my schedule is not permitting me to do so.

So, as much as I wish I could write to my dear readers every day, for the sake of my health, self-love, and sanity, I am cutting my blogging schedule back to once a week. For my regular readers, this is a dramatic step back from my usual Monday/Wednesday/Friday posting schedule. Of course, in honor of certain special events (like the blog's birthday on June 24th!), you can expect to see a blog post on a random day, but at least until the summer is over, I am posting only on Monday mornings.

Of course, if this is tragic news for you and you just can't get enough of me, follow me on Instagram {@taxistotsandpolkadots} and on Twitter {@ttandpd} for bits of encouragement and short updates on my busy life. The facebook page is always open for your questions, comments, and feedback as well, and you know you can always send me an email {taxistotsandpolkadots@gmail.com}.

I am undoubtedly going miss our time together three times a week, but this only means I will have even more to say each week after our time apart! I promise, it's not you... It's me. I am running myself so thin my mind doesn't know which way is up.

Thank you, darling readers, for bearing with me in this time of chaotic need. I'm signing off for the weekend to spend some much needed time with my amazing mother, but I will see you all on Monday morning with a killer post (most likely about the Tony Awards, which will have premiered the night before)!

See you next week!

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