Tea Time Chit-Chat #3

tea time chit chat

tea time chit chat

Tea time chit chat did not get forgotten! I have had some crazy changes going on and life, in general, has decided to field goal hit me right in the face. However, through the negatives, I have finally found another job that I feel like will really work with my upcoming student teaching. I am super excited to be leaving the fast food life behind and moving into something with more opportunities and better pay (’cause we all know that this is real nice).

I think this is probably the first cup of tea I’ve had since I moved into my new apartment (apartment tour post???). I have so much to do still and the amount of pain that has taken over my body here lately has not agreed with this whole “moving” process. Apparently cleaning, organizing, unpacking, and moving in ways I don’t normally move is not the best thing to just throw yourself into… who knew? Thankfully, I have awesome friends and family that have been helping me through it.

Most of what feels like emptiness is just where I really need to get my pictures, canvases, and overall decor back up. It makes my apartment a little more… me. I have been having this weird empty feeling here lately that doesn’t quite meet depression but not quite something else. I just feel like something is missing and I really need to take a few mental health days to myself to recuperate before my seminars begin in August.

Other than life having a dance party on my head, I think I am making it just fine. I’m alive, my bills are paid, and those I love are taken care of. I honestly just wanted to come and talk to you guys… getting it all out seems to make me feel better (although I may be slightly insane for thinking you guys actually listen).

Everyone has little bumps in the road, it’s up to you whether you suffer in silence or enjoy the ride.

xo Kimberly Signature

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Tea Time Chit-Chat #2

It’s tea time! I feel like this is something I am definitely going to be looking forward to each time I do it. I’ve literally been sitting here thinking about how many more free minutes I have until I have to start getting ready for work. Another long shift today but work has been going pretty well here lately. I feel like I am starting to get back to my normal self. However, my animals are driving me insane as of late. Why, oh why, do they have to make such messes? It’s like they purposely want to mess with my OCD. I will clean something, organize the area, and then BAM… freight trains 1, 2, and 3 come barging through with their filthy paws. I love them to pieces but I need an animal whisperer or something so I can figure out what in the world is going through their heads.

There was a time whenever I did daily inspirational quotes on my Instagram and I really think I want to try and incorporate that into these posts but it would just be the Q.O.T.D. because I don’t plan on making tea time a daily ordeal (my life isn’t interesting enough for that). So, let’s go for one that motivates me every day.

“No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up, and never give up.”

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to tell myself this multiple times in a day because it motivates me to keep moving forward, no matter what may push me down. Have you guys ever had a day where you just feel like nothing is going right? Your hair is a mess, your eyebrows are uneven, you broke your favorite necklace, you dropped something at work, and you almost fell trying to help someone else out. This is my daily life and there are days when I just want to throw in the towel, but let me tell you… that “never give up” part is the most important of all. You have to keep pushing, keep trying, and keep spreading positivity and love. This is how good vibes come back into your doorway. Let the let shine through and you’ll never feel that a dark day has no escape.

Random question, but, would you guys like it if I had more planner-related posts? I’m obsessed with my planner, I even got an Erin Condren Lesson Planner for student teaching coming up, and I think it would be a really awesome way for me to practice my blog photography as well. Let me know in the comments if you guys would be interested in that because I don’t want to constantly post uninteresting things. 😂

Well, that’s all for now! Cheers x

xo Kimberly Signature

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Tea Time Chit-Chat #1

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I thought this would be a good little series to start to keep me from feeling too stressed when writing on the blog. I feel like I sometimes it felt as though I was writing content because I thought it was what others wanted to read rather than what I wanted to write about, but my blog is for me and it started with the intent of helping me with my anxiety and depression. So, I’m going to use it as just that and start a daily, every other day, or whenever I feel like it tea time chit-chat post. I’ll number them off and hopefully get something going where I can have myself and readers looking forward to it.

tea time 1

So, as I sip my tea, I hear my pup chewing on his “log” — yes it is a log, not a stick — and the rain falling slowly outside, I’m thinking of the day ahead. I was supposed to go to work at 7:30 this morning but someone has quit in the night shift and I was already double scheduled, accidentally wrote down for a morning and closing shift, so they sent me back and said to come in for the night shift instead. A little salty because I was already there, awake, dressed, and now I feel dog tired but don’t really want to sleep the day away… and I know that is exactly what I would do if I went back to sleep right now. Might have a wee nap later to keep me awake during my closing shift, since we’ve started on summer hours and don’t close until 11 p.m. on normal weekdays now.

I need to go to the post office and get my package that has been sitting there since the day after I left for Ireland (yes, I realize I’m awful at procrastinating and forgetting things). I’ll probably try to pop over there and get that today. I did manage to adult somewhat today and dropped off my rent in the drop box for my landlord — though today was the last day that it was able to be turned in (I know, I know — I’m awful).

Honestly, I am really hoping for a more positive and less anxiety-driven day today. It seems like every day has been so draining for me here lately and I hate that. I am tired by eight at night and ready to just sleep for 10+ hours. That’s not something I need to get into the habit of. I got my letter about student teaching seminar a couple days ago so I am getting more and more excited about student teaching. It’s only 66 days, 22 hours, and 29 some-odd minutes away until I will be in the classroom on my very first day. I have so much planning and shopping to do! I need more professional clothing because I will have to do laundry waaay too often if I just stick to what I have now. I need more slacks specifically. Although dresses are cute, I’m not always in a dressy mood.

Well, I guess that’s enough rambling for today. (Also, let me know what you think of the blog photo because it’s actually mine today. I wanted to capture the rainy day with my cup of tea!)

xo Kimberly Signature

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