Inside Out Ideas

  1. I never thought so deeply about what May feels like in the cadence of the entire year, but now that I have a kid in school, I really *might* feel it in my bone marrow. It’s bittersweet.

    The school year is about to end. My heart swells when I think Connor will never be in front row again. All activities are also completed. Yesterday was her last practice with the dance team. I watched the girls finally dance together and then hug the last group. I might cry a little!

    I will miss seeing their smiling faces, along with the other moms I’ve gotten to know over the past few months.

    At the same time, I’m excited that summer is just around the corner and we’ll be spending more family time together.

    I know this beautiful era in our lives will pass in an instant, so I want to do a lot of fun things with her while she’s home for the summer.

  2. This morning after running some errands I chilled in my new car for about 15 minutes just sitting there like a weirdo in the quiet comfort of my garage. Why am I like this lol? In my defense, the seats are very comfortable, and they’re quiet enough that one can legitimately take a nap.
  3. Speaking of short and sweet windows, I got a message from a recruiter the other day asking if I’d be interested in writing for a major makeup brand.
    Fifty Foundation Review
    rhymes with “benty”

    On paper, it sounds like a great opportunity to stretch my creative muscles, but I have to go full time and commute to town a few days a week. If you go for it and get it, it will come with great life adjustments. I’d see less of my family, sure, and Connor might need a nanny. In the end, all signs point to it not being in the cards for me right now, but I told myself I would think it through my mind over the next couple of days.

  4. I’ve been thinking about getting a dog for a while now; I know Rosie is fine with them because she lived with several canine friends at her previous home, and we recently had a dog come visit us and she was totally chill.

    Anyway, one day I met the most adorable miniature Australian dog called Chief who was so handsome and friendly!

    The logical part of my brain keeps telling me that the last thing I need in my already overcrowded plate is another little creature to survive, but at the same time, I think it would be great if Connor grew up with an active sibling that could go with us on hiking and camping trips. and so on.

    Karen, you probably can’t handle that meowing right

    I realize this is probably just another phase I need to go through. But dang, if the universe sent me a cute dog right now, I wouldn’t be mad at him.

  5. I used to joke that having a roommate was like living the music you never experienced! I realized the amount of truth behind that statement when Connor came home with a book she made for me, where every other page mentioned how we always sang and danced together.

    Oh, and please note the disco ball is over our heads.

Friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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