Free time. Oh does this make my laugh a little bit.
When you’re a small business owner free time can be tough to come by, because you spend SO much time, well, building and running your business. BUT, when you’re are a business owner AND a stay at home mom, free time can be nearly impossible.
In the 4 years that I’ve been building CRB I’ve also been a mom. I do my best to maintain a good work and family balance. It’s not always easy, and that’s ok. I love the example that I’m setting for my kiddos. I know they are watching and that makes it a little easier for me to remember that they need to see me taking care of myself too! Here are a few things I like to do in my free time:
Take a bath
I love to light some candles, turn on some tranquil music, grab my favorite body scrubs and washes, breathe deep, and relax in the tub. I have a membership to FabFitFun where I get loads of really awesome products in the mail quarterly. When I’m working on some me time I’ll wash and exfoliate my face, apply some collagen lotion, do a body scrub, take my time shaving my legs, basically do all the things. When I get out I feel refreshed and relaxed.
As a teenager my mom would holler at me because I would spend so much time inside reading. I would devour books in a day or two. Recently I’ve been reading lot’s of personal development books like The Self-Love Experiment by Shannon Kaiser. This book really helped me to chance my inner voice to speak to myself more kindly and live my life more optimistically. For fiction though, my favorite author is Kristin Hannah, and my favorite novel she’s written is called Firefly Lane. Her books take me right out of reality and I could lock myself away for hours and hours getting lost in them.
Drinks & dancing
One of my FAVORITE things to do is get dressed up with the girls and go out on the weekend to have some drinks and listen to live music. My drink of choice is tequila, soda, and pineapple juice, and my music of choice is 90’s-00’s pop hits. You can find my booty on the dance floor singing at the top of my lungs.
We love to load up the kids and the dogs and sneak away for weekends at our favorite campgrounds. Give me my llama camp chair, a crackling fire, and a open sky and I’m a happy girl. It’s a fine line to walk with camping and relaxing though, it can end up being more work than free time with 3 kids.
First, I love to travel. I love beaches. I love sand and tropical drinks. But that’s all pretty common. I really love going to different aquariums, as a kid I wanted to be a marine biologist and work with dolphins, but I’m not a strong swimmer. I’d love to go to as many aquariums in the country as I can. My favorites are the shark tanks with nurse sharks and whale sharks, jellyfish, stingrays, and sea lions. My entire day could be spent in a good aquarium.
There you have it, a little insight into my personal life! Want to learn a little bit more about me? You can read a bit more about my struggle with my body here.
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