Coming to you live and in the moment, without any special thing to talk about but rather an an open mind and an empty stomach. It turns out fasting has a way of doing that to you. More on that later. I could not fall asleep last night for the life of me [it certainly has nothing to do with the two cups of coffee and iced tea I drank in the afternoon] and this morning I am paying for it. The type of paying for it that has you rubbing your eyes every 2 seconds like a toddler who just woke up from a nap and is mad they don’t have Cheerios. Mmmmm Cheerios.
Let’s see – what’s going on in the life of Erin recently? Lots of YouTube videos. I KNOW. I’ve never been a person to lose myself in internet videos and now all of a sudden I am a junkie consuming every bit of Gary Vee [warning, parental advisory, the man likes the F word] and Brene Brown that I can get my hands on. Does anybody else ever find themselves consuming hours of motivating chatter and then later realizing “oh crap, I’m actually supposed to do something with what I learned” but instead watches more videos instead? I like to think of it as soul work that just needs time to settle and it until it does, just keep consuming. It’s the same thought process I’ve had about chips and macaroni and cheese for most of my life. Just keep consuming until you’re like “oh crap, I should probably do something about this…”
And so here we are. As a lot of you know, I decided to jump in head first and do a round of Faster Way to Fat Loss thanks to my bestie who is a coach and beholder of my secrets, fears, joys and reason why I’d ever even possibly considering having kids [you know those people who make motherhood look easy?] A lot of you have asked me to write a blog post about the program and once I’m at a place where I’m more than a week in, I’ll do that. Until then I’ll be eating foods my stomach isn’t familiar with [have you ever heard of lettuce? grapes? it’s all new to me too]. One week results = feeling great so I’m chalking it up as a win so far.
What else? Next week I am taking a full week off to do literally nothing. This is the first time in my life I’ve ever done this [that’s a lie – I did a very similar thing every summer from ages 0-18]. The greatest and worst thing about having a job that is rooted in the internet is that it never shuts off. This means while you’re sailing on a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean or laying in bed in Grand Cayman you still have access to work and for some neurotic people like myself, a feeling that I need to hop on “for just a little bit”. My goal for next week – not give in to that “little bit” but rather take a 100% hands off approach [a similar approach to what my husband does after I forget to put deodorant on for the day and go in for a hug]. It’s going to be weird and magical and probably full of more YouTube videos.
Oh I have something exciting to share. Today is the first day of LIY HQ renovations. That’s right, the LIY team is moving offices. And by moving offices I mean we’re moving out of the house and into the barn. DON’T BE JEALOUS. Unfortunately we’re not allowing hay or horses to share cubicles with us [at least for now] but we are strategically planning our snack and coffee bar to ensure our priorities are in the right place. I am sure I’ll be sharing progress updates over on IG stories so be sure to follow along if you like seeing wood and drywall. Here’s the starting point, wish us luck…
And on that note I’m off to do things like not shower for several hours and then go back to school shopping tonight with my nieces. Last year they cried at every outfit recommendation I gave them [it’s okay, the internet has prepared me for that type of treatment] so let’s hope this year goes a little smoother and isn’t as full of leggings and t-shirts with sparkly cats all over them.