Life lately has been crazy, especially since arriving from our vacation. I knew once coming back our lives would shift a little. It turns out to that our lives have shifted more than just a little. It’s all exciting, but also, rather intimidating. See, I’ll be working away from home more and Peter will be home more. I just started an amazing new position with a fantastic jeweler, helping with her marketing and branding, and this, in addition to this little blog and a few styling gigs, takes me away from home more. I’ve always been one to happily juggle many things, but this change required more family shifting and shaping. I’m really thankful that Peter has a successful career that he loves, and that also gives him and myself the opportunity to tackle new things, while also balancing the family and parenting load. I’m thankful that for the time being, he’s shifting and scaling his work load back so I can really live out some of my dreams as well.
With all of that said, there’s a lot of things that Peter needs to adapt to in our home with the kids. I created a lot of the routines and schedules, and he has to learn how to navigate them and to also create his own. With me working more, it means that I can’t make dinner a few times a week like I’d like to. This, and not nursing Oak as much during the day, are some of the biggest changes for me. Despite trying to always juggle a few jobs, I find great success and joy in being a homemaker. There’s no better sign of love than creating a meal. I’m not the best cook, but I feel as though I am the best at making my family smile through cooking. And that my friends… is where it’s at.
When Blue Apron reached out to me asking if I wanted to give them a try, I immediately said yes. With Peter taking more of an at-home work load, I knew that if he (and I-let’s be honest) had a little help in that department during this transition in our lives, than all the merrier. If you haven’t heard of Blue Apron yet, they’re a meal delivery service that delivers farm fresh ingredients, recipes, and perfect proportions right to your front door. In fact, we hadn’t even arrived from vacation when our box arrived. Our building’s super gladly brought the box inside our apartment upon my request and all of the food was still cold and fresh once we got home from the airport later that night.
Our meal was incredibly delicious, and I think Peter broke a record for how many times the statement “this is so much fin!” can be used within an hour. As I type this, he’s in the kitchen now, and I here him chanting ” here we go, here we go, here we go now” as he’s preparing another Blue Apron meal. We have officially been converted, and I look forward to having Peter create delicious Blue Apron meals with ease as we navigate this transition. Cheers to welcome change and healthy and balanced meals and family!
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