The Daily Birch: Thoughts on Mom Brain

There comes a time when one has to come to terms that they will never get everything done on their to do list. I have a hard time doing so but then I remind myself that there was a time, back in my corporate ladder climbing days, when my to-do list was five to ten pages long. What I learned then, and apply to my life now, is that the most important things always get done and everything else is just extra and mostly unnecessary. It's all about focus.

Today I felt less overwhelmed and more accomplished. It also helped that the baby was in good spirits, stuck to her feeding and napping schedules, and was okay with playing by herself for stretches of time.

Walking 7250 steps without leaving the house. 

Decluttering the dinning room so that I can set up a temporary office downstairs, near the play room, and missing my office upstairs. However, this new set up will allow me to increase my output while spending time with Charlotte so it's win-win-meh (meh referring to the uncomfortable dinning room chairs).

Wrapping a gift for my brother and sister in-law's baby girl. 

Listening to Kasey Musgraves. I went to her concert last Friday and I really enjoyed the show, her music, and the company I was with.

 

 patio life at Common Market: bottle of sparkling rose, pimento grilled cheese sandwich, and great friends.

patio life at Common Market: bottle of sparkling rose, pimento grilled cheese sandwich, and great friends.

 sparkling rose at Common Market in SouthEnd

sparkling rose at Common Market in SouthEnd

 Kasey Musgraves @ Amos SouthEnd in Charlotte, NC (April 15, 2016)

Kasey Musgraves @ Amos SouthEnd in Charlotte, NC (April 15, 2016)

 

Eating leftover Indian food...from Tuesday. Take out pho from Pho Real. Popcorn seasoned with cayenne pepper and truffle salt.

Watching season two of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Comedy gold. Joshua Jackson's Pacey rant was top notch. 

Working on a survey for my client. 

Excited about my new bright yellow pajamas that I bought at Gap earlier this week. I have been purging my closet this year and have removed a ton of old t-shirts that I have been sleeping in for decades. Some shirts dating back to middle school. Wearing coordinated pajamas makes me feel more like an adult. 

Writing a list and checking it twice because sometimes I get the case of "mom brain" and need to write out a timeline for the day. We have to be in Taylorsville by 11:30 tomorrow for a baby shower with a pit stop at Target. The goal is to be on time, with a stretch goal of being ten minutes early. Coordinating my morning routine with the baby's napping and eating schedules can some times be a challenge but I think I've got a great plan! 

Speaking of mom brain, I believe that it is a real thing but hate using the term. I feel like it allows society to discount women's abilities to contribute in the work place, or anything for that matter, and leads to more discrimination. And we all know we deal with enough as it is.

 

Face swapping with myself from nine years ago. Dear youth, I'm sorry for not appreciating you more.