It’s time for Stream of Consciousness Saturday.
Setting my timer for 15 min.
It’s 7:00 a.m. and the boys will wake up in 40 min. It’s Soccer Saturday. Brooks has two travel soccer games . It’s his first year playing on a true travel soccer team. For any parent who deals with a club or travel sport, you know there’s good and bad involved.
His soccer skills have improved significantly, even though it’s only been two months. It’s fun to be with our friends on weekends traveling and hanging out while the boys play.
On the flip side, sometimes it’d be nice to sleep in on Saturday or to not always have soccer games guiding our weekend agenda. With it being fall, there are so many other fun activities, festivals and events going on. But as long as he is enjoying himself and stays motivated to work hard, the benefits outweigh the hassles.
Back in the day, I would wake up every Saturday and write one of these Stream of Consciousness posts. The boys were little and I knew they’d hit the ground running by 6:00 a.m. so even on Saturdays, I would sometimes wake up at 5:00, set a timer and let my thoughts flow.
While I still love my blog, I can’t seem to get in the rhythm I once was. I was so diligent about posting three times a week and my numbers showed it. I was routinely collaborating with other bloggers and working with brands on sponsored posts. It was a really fun time in the life of Zealous Mom, but things change. Life changes.
I still write every day, both at my full-time job and on my own projects. But, I think as the boys have gotten older and my goals have evolved, this blog has become more of a pastime and hobby than a revenue source. And that could be a good thing. While my other writing projects help with the cash flow, this blog serves as a journal of sorts, which was its original intention anyway. Funny how things always tend to come full circle.
My mom passed away over three years go and my dad is finally ready to sell the house. It’s entirely too large and sad for him. We met with realtors this week to discuss. It’s a big deal, and I’m so proud of him. Letting go isn’t easy, but it’s time for him to experience a new season and to find some happiness again.
I saw the below sign several weeks ago at a restaurant. It made me smile. There really is something special about Saturdays. It’s a full day that’s not connected to a workday or preceding a workday and that makes it amazing. With that being said, I hope you enjoy it!