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So What Now? – Life-style Weblog by Samantha Blanché


We’re 15 days into 2022. 15 days into making new modifications!

2020 and 2021 had been by far the toughest years but for our household. We went from being new mother and father to shifting throughout the nation after which BOOM pandemic. If you’re new right here, Lyall was accepted into an Environmental Science Grasp’s program at TCU proper after I gave beginning to our son Calihan in 2019. We determined to pack up and depart Michigan in January 2020, and by March the pandemic hit. We had a couple of relations from my facet down right here, however that was it.

March was already a whirlwind of feelings as I simply began a brand new job and we had been model new mother and father. I used to be so nervous to steadiness all of it that I forgot to be glad about what I had. I misplaced my company job in the course of 2020 and began this weblog as I utilized to over 1000’s of positions! This weblog was the outlet for me to maintain my thoughts going as I used to be consistently rejected within the workforce. As this grew, I gained confidence I didn’t know I had. I additionally made SO many connections by way of the social media retailers. I discovered completely different parenting tips, made numerous charcuterie boards and helped others after I may.

Lyall and I had been residing off of 1 earnings and financial savings throughout this time – and Lyall even had coronary heart surgical procedure! We had been so used to our go, go, go mentality that this pandemic actually pushed us to settle down. To not point out Lyall was writing his thesis whereas virtually quarantined together with his household. He’s a trooper.

Quick ahead to the final quarter of 2021.

After over 2,000 job purposes, I began seeing the trade decide again up and I used to be interviewing for the primary time. I landed a job again within the Hospitality trade in a management function. I then scored an incredible collaboration with Toyota. All in the identical month. Shortly after we had been in a position to put Calihan again in daycare/college (this was a lot wanted). His phrases began choosing up and our place is now crammed with so many artwork initiatives. Lyall signed a proposal letter with an excellent firm in Dallas in November to assist firms go inexperienced and in December, he formally graduated and turned in his thesis. We made it.

By some means and someway we made it by way of these two years. 2022 began off just a little bit on the tough facet as covid determined to lastly pay a go to. We weren’t about to let that deliver us down although. We took this previous week in quarantine to sluggish it down once more and concentrate on our new set of objectives. As I used to be struggling feeling extremely sick, my first objective is to only really feel wholesome. At the moment I felt 10000x higher with just a few minor issues so right here I’m writing out my first weblog put up of 2022!

I wish to get our objectives in writing so I can use this for a reference and concentrate on mentally the place I wish to be this upcoming 12 months. That is additionally right here so hopefully it sparks some objectives for you! I will probably be trustworthy I’m not the “I’m going to eat wholesome” sort of particular person as a result of I’m all about steadiness – however I’ve made my primary on my “subsequent” listing specializing in well being. This consists of my psychological well being as I take this 12 months and concentrate on what’s necessary.

– Subsequent –

  • We wish to concentrate on our well being. Beginning out with covid has been loads. We wish to focus extra on ingesting water, and spending extra time within the kitchen. I will probably be frank that I almost certainly is not going to run a marathon any time quickly, however I’ll drink that cup of water and keep in mind my nutritional vitamins.
  • We’re wanting into this loopy housing market! We’re taking steps to lastly make roots. This isn’t the very best time with pricing, however we’ll see what occurs.
  • I’ve made some private objectives with my web site! This 12 months I actually wish to share extra, and get again into my creativity. The hospitality trade consists of working actually lengthy days so this has been exhausting. I mentally want to do that although because it’s a ardour that fuels me!
  • We began a Youtube channel final 12 months! So we wish to get out some movies we’ve got been placing collectively together with our latest journey to Disney. I hope this helps anybody that could be bringing their youngster there sooner or later.
  • We wish to return to South Africa! We’ve got not been since 2019 and Calihan must see household.
  • I’m certain there’s extra objects additionally, however lastly we’ve got one other enjoyable factor we’ve got been engaged on! Our objective is to have the ability to share this thrilling information inside the subsequent few months. So stick round 🙂

As all the time, thanks for studying! I recognize the entire assist. I’d love to listen to a few of your “nexts” or objectives this upcoming 12 months!




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