April 13, 2015
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A balancing act

The weekend after a super long weekend always flies by doesn't it? I mean where did Saturday and Sunday go?? I haven't posted a weekend recap in a while but thats because I've barely taken any photos of my weekend for the past couple of weeks. I will this week though!

The weekend was a good one. On Friday night I went out and ended up staying out until well after 1 am with a friend having drinks and great conversation. Saturday was spent relaxing, working on the thesis that has taken over my life and eating good food - like broccoli and pepper shrimp. Pepper shrimp is awesome guys and you should try it! Sunday I spent with my parents agin eating good food. Sidenote: I grew up eating avocado. Its a staple in the Caribbean so avocados don't generally phase me. But the avocado we ate on Sunday was extra yummy.


Anyway, aside from those things, I didn't do much because these days I suck royally at time management. Let me take a second to talk about the balancing act that has become my life. Right before I published this post, I "marked all as read" on bloglovin. If you know me, you know I never do that. I always catch up. I usually have my stuff together. Last week, even though it was a short week, I just didn't have it together. Something had to give and unfortunately it was blogging or reading blogs.

See ... my masters thesis is due on May 18th as in the final thing, and I'm currently in the data collection phase along with being an attorney, a tutor (with unmarked papers - gotta get on that), exercising, dating, chilling with friends and having a life. I love blogging and my blog but I'm having a hard time with time management at the moment and just needed a break from reading... anything. So I took it.

I aint going anywhere don't worry. I just needed a time out.

Have a great Monday folks!!!


32 comments:

  1. good for you for a good weekend and taking time when you need it. sometimes you just need a recharge. you're in the home stretch, girl!

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  2. We all need to take those breaks every now and then when other aspects of life require more time and attention...it's all about maintaining that balance!

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  3. Breaks are needed and I'm hoping that you get the reprieve you need! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  4. we all do that. since i shut down my other blog and started this small one, my goal was to do blog things only when i want...and it's been so liberating. so when i don't feel like reading, i hit "mark all as read" and move on. i blog when i want and i never feel guilty anymore for doing this stuff! your blog is your blog so you maintain/manage how you see fit and sometimes, it just doesn't fit with your schedule and that's ok!!

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  5. Glad you had a good weekend! And sometimes breaks are definitely needed to just recharge your batteries. Hope you have a wonderful week!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  6. At the risk of sounding like a broken record...I TOTALLY feel you, girl. It truly is a balancing act with so many different things on our plates and it's hard to keep up. Honestly reading blogs is the last thing I should be doing right now but I gotta keep my sanity, you know! You are a beat and you will get through it. Hang in there!

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  7. That food looks delish! Life is def a balancing act. Its def hard to manage time. I feel everyone needs to do it differently but once you get into a nice pattern that works for you its good to stick with it.

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  8. Taking a break is always helpful at least for me it is. Good luck with everything, you have alot on your plate right now.I'm sure you will find a good balance, it takes time.

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  9. Girl you have SO much on your plate, never hesitate to take a step back where you need it. Take care of your priorities and responsibilities. Good luck with everything you have going on!

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  10. Sounds like you had a great weekend. I feel like we all have to take a break or hit mark as read and move on without the guilt from time to time because life catches up on us and you gotta prioritize and keep your balance. I hope that things will be calming down for you soon, good luck on that thesis!

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  11. I love pepper shrimp but you don't really get it around here.

    I hear ya girlie! It's not easy to balance it all and sometimes we need a break.

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  12. Good luck hun!!! Keep kicking butt!

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  13. Pepper shrimp sounds delicious! Girl, I am so impressed with how much you have going on! Good luck on your thesis, I know you can do it! :)

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  14. That avocado does look amazing! So does the broccoli. Glad you enjoyed your weekend!

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  15. You're managing to do it all and put things first you know you just have to knock out right now. I hear you! You're a Renaissance woman and really do "do it all" though. Love you for that! Hang in there :)

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  16. Sometimes you just need to take the time for yourself. You can get it done, girl!

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  17. I've hit mark all read more than I care to admit. Sometimes you just gotta do you & take time for other things in life.

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  18. Those of us who don't blog full time (and I suspect even those that do) just HAVE to put it on the back burner sometimes!! Don't feel guilty about it - you are doing great!!

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  19. I hope that no one will stone me for this but I hate avocado! It's a texture thing. That pepper shrimp looks divine though!!

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  20. I hear ya on the time management aspect! You're right, sometimes we have to prioritize.

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  21. I have been trying to do this too! I'm really loving avocados these days!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  22. Time off is the best - when I did it I was so glad to be back! GOOD LUCK WITH THIS THESIS!!

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  23. I TOTALLY get needing to step away from the blog from time to time, and I don't have near as much going on as you do! You're writing a THESIS, it's totally understandable! Take whatever time you need! :)

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  24. i've said it a zillion times - you are literally the busiest person i know!! you take all the breaks ;)

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  25. * as in all the breaks you need not like you do take all the breaks, you know what i mean

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  26. Time off is definitely much needed, and I'm jealous that you have avocados so much that they're old news. I can never get enough :-D

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  27. Wow. You naked all as read! I'm impressed. I've been playing catchup for a while and still can't bring myself to do that.
    All the best with the balancing act!

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    1. I never ever do it but I needed to this time around!

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  28. The Food looks delicious. I love Avocados! I agree life is a balancing act and sometimes it can be hard to keep up with having a life and blogging. I just blogged again since December. So, don't feel bad for spending time away from the blog and catching up.

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  29. Oh gosh time management. You are way busier than me and it's not for a lack of reading on my part it's just not feeling motivated and dedicated right now. Good luck on the thesis and home stretch!! I wish I could eat avocados :(

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  30. That avocado looks perfectly ripe! It's always so hard for me to choose the ones that are ripe but have no bruises! Balancing definitely is harder at some times than others. I've "marked all as read" on Bloglovin' a good number of times during my days in blogging....

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