What I’ve Learned Sunday

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!

It’s my first “What I’ve Learned” post today. I’m pretty excited about starting these blog posts. It’s going to give me a chance to share a little more about myself and about this whole starting a craft business thing. Plus, counselors are all about introspection and self-awareness, so this is kinda forcing me to take a step back and see we’re I’m coming from.

So what I learned this week… I learned I need to give myself a break.

I am admittedly bad about overfilling my plate and not gauging when I need some time for myself to relax. This isn’t exactly the best quality for a counselor to have, but it’s kinda a hard habit to break after 24 years, or maybe a hard habit to acquire?

This semester I’m finishing up my internship at the Child Advocacy Center (check it out, it’s a great organization that helps kids and families that have experienced abuse). I looove working at the CAC and it has helped me grow as a counselor (and play therapist) more than I ever could have expected. But it’s definitely not easy work and if I’m not careful, it can really wear me out.

This week it really hit me how tired I am and how much I need a break, so I’m taking next week off for some much needed self-care. I plan to do A LOT of quilting, sitting by the pool, and maybe a little day trip to St. Augustine or the springs. I definitely need to learn to do something daily to regenerate and not wear myself so thin.

Today’s self-care comes in the form of baking Pineapple Upside Down Cake and hanging out with my family for Father’s Day. :)

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Here’s to always finding the Beauty in the Blocks,

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