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The Tale of the Banana Zucchini Bread

I like to bust my mom's chops regaling this story any chance I get about that time she tried to over stuff me with bananas:
When I was about 6 months old, my mom tried feeding me bananas at 2 in the morning.  According to her, I went total happy feet all over bananas.  I "just kept opening my mouth for more and more" she'll say.  Well, after a few bushels, I in fact proved I did not love bananas and was most definitely, seemingly having a reaction to the several bunches I had just consumed.

My mom lived back with her parents when I was first born because my dad was Chief Engineer on a ship traveling most of the year.  She was a new mom and didn't want to stay at our house alone.  So in this instance, she jumps up, runs to her parents room, shrieking to wake them.

Upon hearing the news, Nana effortlessly pulled an OJ Simpson football jump and in one swift motion was up and running for the car; Poppy, always great under pressure, grabs me, somehow whips up a batch…

Work/Life Balance

Like I mentioned yesterday, a new work life and daily schedule lies ahead for me.  Although already in full effect, I am making adjustments on how I approach my days.  Obviously I need to get things done, especially as a small business owner, but I feel like doing so differently that I do now.

I plan to start every day with positive affirmations and meditation so I can set the tone for the day of ease and with clarity.  Basically I need to remind myself things will get done without me going crazy for planning so hardcore.  This is partly due to me being very organized and I like to get checks on my lists, but I recognize a pattern where I run myself down.  Then I have to recoup and rest, only to feel slightly better and start all over.  I absolutely burn my candle at both ends and it is exhausting to live such a way.

Our business plan is evolving in exciting ways so I want to be focused and intentional but also balanced and enjoying the now.  I have some developing thought…

Change Has Arrived

New adventures lie ahead.  I've left my full time job in college admissions and am now full time into mine and Hunter's business.  I'm working on a few other ventures so when I know more I'll follow up on that.

I spent 6 years working at my last job and while I always knew I would go to my business full time eventually, it hasn't truly hit me that I'm not just taking some vacation time and spending a few days away.  I'm ready for my new normal though.

It's times like this I love having a lifestyle blog.  I'll look back on this post at some point and the thoughts had, the feelings felt will all come back.  This is a big milestone, leaving a corporate type job and going full speed as a small business owner.  Yay!!

I've got big plans for the next.  Excited for what's to come.



Let's meet again,
M