As I’m trying to figure out how to start this post, I realize that I have a lot going on in my head right now. My thoughts are scattered and nothing sounds right.

While this doesn’t sound too unusual for someone who just birthed a baby, brought a newborn home to sick siblings, is sleep-deprived and experiencing uncomfortable postpartum side effects, and riding an emotional rollercoaster… it’s still annoying.

Collin told me that now’s probably not the best time to assess our lifestyle and judge ourselves too harshly, I can’t help it. I’m feeling motivated to make changes for the better NOW and I want to implement them all NOW.

Veruca Salt in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

In the spirit of making shit happen, I decided to hit my “reset” button. As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, my go-to activity for an occasion such as this always begins with a rewatch of “Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things.” If nothing else, the concept of minimalism is a reminder to pause, reevaluate, and live deliberately.

Minimalism Documentary

And so, tonight, while I nursed my new little dude, I took in all of the minimalism goodness and am now even more ready to start this new chapter.

Don’t get me wrong… these last 10 days have been HARD (see also soul-crushing, heartbreaking, just effing weird, exhausting, scary, abundantly grateful, etc.)—and maybe I’ll go into more detail about them some time in the future. But right now, I’m feeling excited and optimistic.

If there’s anything I’ve learned about myself these last few years, it’s that I need to ride the wave of self-motivated action. Because if I don’t, I won’t.

Stay tuned for what actually comes of this little energetic burst!

<3 Laura

Willy Wonka: The suspense is terrible. I hope it'll last.

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