This past weekend I was craving a big ol' salad...but not the healthy gal ones with little calories and no dressing. Nah, I wanted a big one with all the goodies like bacon and cheese. One thing I've personally found though is that when I crave these things it doesn't mean that I need 12 pieces of bacon to satisfy me, I actually only cooked up two pieces (one for each salad) and it was perfect! Even my boyfriend, with one of his nicknames being "the baconater" didn't notice the lack of bacon once chopped up.
Enough about that kind of bacon though... let's chat about the other kind of bacon - money. Mamaprenuer life is hard. I am opening up today on my Instagram about how I went back to counselling last week.
The transition from "Jess" to "Mom" has been a big change. I'm not really talking in terms of becoming a mom to Cruz, and taking on the mom role. I absolutely love that and it feels more natural than I ever imagined. But from going from me, to me plus him, without any extra hours in the day has been tough. I had envisioned how it would all go down, and it didn't quite work out that way. When we were in the early stages of pregnancy my boyfriend only worked for a few hours each day which meant we could easily swing this parenthood thing together. But over the course of my pregnancy things changed with his company and he wanted to be more present on sites, which means he is now gone for about 12 hours each day. I'm not going to lie - it's been beyond challenging.
I'm the first to admit that I am a work alcoholic and learning how to slow down has been the biggest but most rewarding challenge. I now have this tiny human to slow me down in the best way possible. But I still have my two companies to run and I WANT to. I often hear people saying comments along the lines of "don't you think you are taking on too much?" - but that's ME, these are the things I LOVE to do as well. It's an adjustment period and I'm adjusting... and while I am, I'm also just blog venting. I guess I just want to say that I struggle too, I don't have it all together, but I'm trying... and along the way of trying I'm going to counselling. Cause I think investing in your wellbeing (including your mindset) and your family's wellbeing is so dang important.
Alright, vent blog session over... let's dive into the prawn cobb salad recipe!
I hope you all enjoy this one as much as we did!
Jess...and Cruz. xo
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