Right Now

+ A blogger I have loved following on the internet has decided to make her online accounts more private.  For the sake, I imagine, of privacy.  Her own, her children’s, her family’s.  I get it.  I really, really get it.  Every time someone I admire comes to this sort of decision I find myself wondering how much is too much to share online.  I never want to share something I would regret.  I certainly would not want to disrespect the privacy of those I love the most, namely Matt’s and my baby girls’ privacy.  And yet I enjoy the online community and the people who put themselves out there and all the sharing and connecting.  I honestly think there is some real value in this avenue of social media… And yet I still wonder, how much is too much?  This is most certainly a question that each person has to decide for themselves.   I don’t have hard and fast rules for what I share online, but I definitely have rough guidelines for what I have deemed appropriate vs. inappropriate.  Every now and then I think it’s a good idea to revisit these and re-evaluate to ensure that everything still lines up with what is right for me and my family.   What are your rules for sharing online?

+ I’ve jumped on the Capsule Wardrobe Bandwagon.  I loosely follow this bloggers guidelines for creating a capsule wardrobe.  I think people are drawn to the capsule wardrobe concept for a variety of reasons.  I created a Winter Capsule wardrobe halfway through winter as an experiment.  I liked it so much that I’ve decide to continue on with having a Spring Capsule wardrobe.  I have several reasons for creating a capsule wardrobe for myself.  The main reason was for simplicity’s sake.  Any way I can streamline and simplify things in my life these days is a must. (Hello I’m a Mama to a 7.5 month old baby and a 22 month old baby.  Enough said right?  Also I work 32 hours/week.)  Another reason was for the sake of storage or rather for the lack of storage.  Our MBR closet is a joke – it’s a doll’s closet.  Being able to see all my clothing options has been refreshing and enjoyable.  I loosely follow the guidelines but I’m not hardcore.  I have adjusted a few of the “rules” because it’s a free country and I do what I want.  Also a girl can change her mind and the point of this entire concept (for me) is to alleviate stress.  Therefore if I want to have 40 items as opposed to 37, or if I want to exchange out a pair of shorts for another pair I know are neatly folded in the hall closet, or if I chose to not count jackets and coats in my 40 items, THEN SO BE IT.  Anyone else ever try out a capsule wardrobe?  I’d love to hear your thoughts.

+ I’m still craving more free time.  My cravings have become so specific these days.  As in I want this free time to be during waking hours, not after the babies have gone to bed in the evening and I’m tired and just want to go to bed myself.  I think about things like having the house all to myself.  I cannot remember the last time I’ve had the house to myself for more than 30 minutes here and there.  What would I even do?  CRAFTY THINGS!  Surf the internet!  Cook (hahaha – no! but maybe…), Organize, Watch DVR shows, Read, Write, Decorate.  I can think of a few things I’d do.

+ That being said I’m actually going to have some time away from my family.  It’s that time of year for the annual “Mom’s Weekend” that I go on with Matt’s mom, sisters, aunts, and girl cousins.  It’s going to be four entire nights away.  In the past 7.5 months I have not had an undisturbed night of sleep and fairly soon I’ll have four of them.  I cannot even imagine.  I’m guessing I’ll be waking up every so often in the night anyhow.  And as much as I’m looking forward to a fun trip away, I’m anxious about leaving my family.  Go figure, right?!  At the end of the day I love being a Mama and wife…these people are the loves of my life.   They’ll definitely be fine without me but what if they miss me?  Okay, what if I miss them?  There’s no doubt I will.  But don’t you worry…I’m still going. 😉

What’s going on Right Now with you?

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4 Comments

  • hollie | March 19, 2015 | Reply

    I think there’s a fine line between enough and too much, and I think that it’s different for everyone.

    I’ve never heard of a capsule wardrobe. I’m intrigued!

    A girls weekend sounds fun! I’m planning one of those for summer with my best friend from Oklahoma, who just moved to Georgia.


  • Amber | March 23, 2015 | Reply

    Deciding what to share online is soo hard! I change my mind about it all the time really, depending on my mood. It seems important to connect and communicate though and not spend too much time dwelling on worst-case scenarios. I think it’s so cool when someone is really honest and can say what they think or feel without trying to filter/sanitize/heavily edit themselves. It really is something everyone has to decide for themselves though.


  • caitlin @Candyfloss&Persie | March 31, 2015 | Reply

    I always wonder about that balance too. How much is too much to put out there? It’s really hard to say esp when you enjoy the community of blogging so much.


  • chloe | April 12, 2015 | Reply

    Haha you had me giggling at “four undisturbed nights of sleep”, your body isn’t going to know what to do!! Also, I totally agree with your p.o.v. on sharing personal tidbits online – having your own set of rules that the whole family can agree upon. I don’t have children yet, but I imagine it’s a struggle to find that balance of creating a great community without putting everything out there.


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