Sometimes things just don't work out. It's hard for me to deal with.
I had one of those weekends where I completed nothing on my to-do list, binge watched a ton of shows, and couldn't get off the sofa due to a headache. Somewhere in there I made these mini strawberry rhubarb galettes, which didn't turn out great, and also made and photographed a cocktail recipe that upon looking at the photos just wasn't good. These are the days when balancing a full-time job, making blog things, staying social with friends and a boyfriend, and also doing chores around the house just seems unbearable. I sit a work all week dreaming about the things I'll make, cleaning I'll do, and brunches I'll eat during the coming weekend. And then Saturday morning hits and nothing can motivate me. I love making content for this blog, but things not working out is just a drag. And if I'm being honest, I'm incredibly hard on myself about it.
So today I'm making a plan to be productive with the small amount of at-home time I have this weekend. Sitting around being bummed out isn't helpful and whenever possible I try to turn that energy into motivation to do better. I try to map out what I can realistically get done, what I need to do after work to be prepared, and how I can prep so I'm better the next time around.
There's been a lot of articles and blog posts written about how the internet creates a space where everything looks perfect. A space where we only share the positive and curated and we therefore are comparing our hustle to someone else's successes. Comparing our day-to-day office job to someone's creative venture. And while I don't fully believe in all that, I also think it's nice to share that sometimes things didn't work out. So that's why I don't have anything exciting for you this week. Hopefully, I can get things back on track for next week. <3