So What Now? – Way of life Weblog by Samantha Blanché



We’re 15 days into 2022. 15 days into making new adjustments!

2020 and 2021 had been by far the toughest years but for our household. We went from being new mother and father to shifting throughout the nation after which BOOM pandemic. In case you are new right here, Lyall was accepted into an Environmental Science Grasp’s program at TCU proper after I gave delivery to our son Calihan in 2019. We determined to pack up and depart Michigan in January 2020, and by March the pandemic hit. We had a number of relations from my aspect down right here, however that was it.

March was already a whirlwind of feelings as I simply began a brand new job and we had been model new mother and father. I used to be so nervous to stability all of it that I forgot to be thankful for what I had. I misplaced my company job in the course of 2020 and began this weblog as I utilized to over 1000’s of positions! This weblog was the outlet for me to maintain my thoughts going as I used to be continually rejected within the workforce. As this grew, I gained confidence I didn’t know I had. I additionally made SO many connections through the social media shops. I realized completely different parenting methods, made numerous charcuterie boards and helped others once I may.

Lyall and I had been residing off of 1 earnings and financial savings throughout this time – and Lyall even had coronary heart surgical procedure! We had been so used to our go, go, go mentality that this pandemic actually pushed us to relax. To not point out Lyall was writing his thesis whereas virtually quarantined together with his household. He’s a trooper.

Quick ahead to the final quarter of 2021.

After over 2,000 job purposes, I began seeing the business choose again up and I used to be interviewing for the primary time. I landed a job again within the Hospitality business in a management position. I then scored a tremendous collaboration with Toyota. All in the identical month. Shortly after we had been in a position to put Calihan again in daycare/faculty (this was a lot wanted). His phrases began choosing up and our place is now full of so many artwork initiatives. Lyall signed a proposal letter with an amazing firm in Dallas in November to assist corporations go inexperienced and in December, he formally graduated and turned in his thesis. We made it.

One way or the other and someway we made it by these two years. 2022 began off just a little bit on the tough aspect as covid determined to lastly pay a go to. We weren’t about to let that carry us down although. We took this previous week in quarantine to sluggish it down once more and deal with our new set of targets. As I used to be struggling feeling extremely sick, my first purpose is to only really feel wholesome. Right now I felt 10000x higher with only some minor issues so right here I’m writing out my first weblog put up of 2022!

I wish to get our targets in writing so I can use this for a reference and deal with mentally the place I wish to be this upcoming yr. That is additionally right here so hopefully it sparks some targets for you! I can be sincere I’m not the “I’m going to eat wholesome” sort of particular person as a result of I’m all about stability – however I’ve made my primary on my “subsequent” listing specializing in well being. This consists of my psychological well being as I take this yr and deal with what’s necessary.

– Subsequent –

  • We wish to deal with our well being. Beginning out with covid has been lots. We wish to focus extra on ingesting water, and spending extra time within the kitchen. I can be frank that I almost definitely is not going to run a marathon any time quickly, however I’ll drink that tumbler of water and bear in mind my nutritional vitamins.
  • We’re trying into this loopy housing market! We’re taking steps to lastly make roots. This isn’t the perfect time with pricing, however we’ll see what occurs.
  • I’ve made some private targets with my web site! This yr I actually wish to share extra, and get again into my creativity. The hospitality business consists of working actually lengthy days so this has been onerous. I mentally want to do that although because it’s a ardour that fuels me!
  • We began a Youtube channel final yr! So we wish to get out some movies we have now been placing collectively together with our current journey to Disney. I hope this helps anybody that could be bringing their baby there sooner or later.
  • We wish to return to South Africa! We have now not been since 2019 and Calihan must see household.
  • I’m certain there’s extra gadgets additionally, however lastly we have now one other enjoyable factor we have now been engaged on! Our purpose is to have the ability to share this thrilling information inside the subsequent few months. So stick round 🙂

As at all times, thanks for studying! I recognize all the assist. I might love to listen to a few of your “nexts” or targets this upcoming yr!



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