Birth stories stress me out but I can't stop reading them and not in the super creepy way that sounds. I think it's because I wish things had gone differently with my labor and birth with N. I am so impressed with the mamas I know who can rock a natural birth and I empathize with the ones who had a drug-free plan (like I did) but had to change things under the circumstances. I do hope for another attempt at a natural birth with baby #2 someday.
Some days, I think the stereotypical American dream sounds lovely - owning a home in a small town with a white picket fence around the yard and dinner on the table at 5 pm every day. Other days, I wish we could sell everything, buy an RV, and travel around the country and even abroad. Then there are other days where I wish we could move to a big city like Chicago or New York City, live in a tiny apartment, and spend our days exploring. I'm a conundrum, apparently.
We are working VERY hard to minimalize our stuff and I'm thrilled! We've listed some things on eBay and Craigslist (I'm sure you've seen the tweets), we're planning to have a big yard sale in a few weeks, and we're going to be donating to local charities. We don't need even half of what we have and it's time to simplify.
I feel sort of apathetic about turning 30 in two weeks. And honestly? I don't really want to celebrate in a big way. Having a nice dinner out with my little family sounds just about perfect. I thoroughly enjoyed the small celebration we had with both of our families last week on vacation. *smile*
My very favorite place to eat is at the Nordstrom Cafe. In fact, that's the first restaurant we took N to after she was born. They have this delicious pasta dish that I can't get enough of and the fact that they're committed to serving local and organic food makes me happy.
As I mentioned earlier this month, there are some big changes happening to my advertising packages, starting in September. Well, I've ironed out the details and they've been posted. Click here to check out the changes and email me if you're interested in working with me next month!
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