back to blogging

I’ve been neglectful of this blog lately. It can be tricky to find time to respond to text messages, much less sit down at the computer and string together sentences into coherent paragraphs. But, in the spirit of self-care and my sanity, I’ve decided to put aside time for myself at least once a week to check in with a blog post. Maybe it won’t be fancy, with colorful pictures throughout, or full of informative tidbits. More times than not, I guarantee it’ll be stream-of-(un)consciousness. Sometimes just getting thoughts out there is helpful.

I decided to rename the blog to reflect my state of mind. There’s a meme about moms and coffee and wine and chocolate. It’s completely accurate for me. Also, I feel like when I started “Okinawa Bubbles,” I aspired to blog about too much stuff… locations, activities, recipes, blah blah blah. So, welcome to the inaugural post of

coffee&champagne&cookies

If I’ve learned anything since becoming a mother, it’s that I need to lower my expectations of myself. I’m not going to be a perfect wife, mother, housekeeper, friend, #fitmom, blogger, or anything else. But I can certainly just keep at it and appreciate myself for doing the best I’m capable of that moment.