Yes, like the Usher song but no, not like the Usher song. Basically, these are my confessions but not as risky.
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Happy Monday, friends! Today I thought it would be interesting to share a few things I’m a bit ashamed about that I’d like to get off of my chest. Rest assured, this is not a risqué as I’m setting them up to be but some of these “confessions” are things that I’ve kept to myself because of the potential judgement.
I didn’t vote in the 2016 Election.
I’m really ashamed about this fact, especially given the results. But hear me out, Theo had just been born two months prior and on election day, I didn’t feel up to going out around tons of people to cast my vote. I know I’m only one voice, but I wish I would have let me voice be heard on that day back in 2016. I think that’s why I’m so adamant about casting my vote in November and urging anyone I can to do the same.
If you follow me on Instagram, then you are used to the daily reminders I share about getting prepared for November’s election. Whether you’re voting by mail, early, or in-person, make sure you’re ready to go. Here are my reasons why I think it’s important to vote.
I work part-time.
This was a recent development that has thrown our household for a loop, to say the least. Back in late-July, I was notified that my full-time job would be cutting my hours to part-time because a lot of my duties were event-based. Obviously due to COVID, events aren’t happening any time soon, so it wasn’t necessary to have me on in a full-time capacity.
This is not the most ideal situation for us. We are not the type of household that can live off of one salary. We have a mortgage, a car payment, and tons of monthly bills we need to pay so cutting my salary by more than half has put us in not the best place financially. I am trying to get more brand partnerships under my belt to make up for the loss income, and brainstorming other things I can do on the side but it’s not looking great. I’m really hoping I can bounce back from this…soon.
I’m attending OTF classes.
Prior to the pandemic, I did Orange Theory Fitness (OTF) twice a week and went to the gym on off days. Well, that was put on hold for nearly three months, for good reason, but it sucked. I’m someone that enjoys working out in a class environment so those first few months of quarantine were rough. However, I did do Zoom OTF classes my couches managed during that time and other things to keep me motivated.
When my studio opened its doors in late July as my state went into phase 3, I was hesitant. But I signed up for a class to see for myself the precautions OTF was taking. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the class size was significantly reduced (and still is two months later), attendees are instructed to clean and wipe down their stations at the beginning and end of each block, and we can wear masks throughout class if we choose to. I felt safe so I’ve been going ever since. Are you going to see me eating at a restaurant any time soon, nope but this small vice has helped keep me a little sane during all this.
So there you have it, those are my confessions. Do you have anything to fess up to?
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