Say Oui to Three Endeavors and Some Me Time ~ How I am managing 3 business endeavors through a structured schedule and some me time.
I have been compensated by Oui by Yoplait for this post; however all thoughts, whether glowing, gushing, or otherwise, are my own.
I promise I haven’t fallen off the face of the planet. I haven’t been kidnapped by aliens. I didn’t lose my love of creating or had my knives stolen.
Instead, I did something slightly more dramatic.
I started a new business.
I know, I know, I can hear what you’re all thinking…isn’t she always complaining about being TOO busy already, needing to slow down and relax more?
Yes, it’s true. I do. Nothing has changed in that regard, but when opportunity knocks who am I to ignore it? After a lot of consideration and shifting, I finally have worked out a schedule that I think will work.
It’s taken the last couple of months with me trying to juggle all three of my endeavors AND keep up both my family time and my social life. I have had to figure out how to best go about all I need to do and retain my sanity.
This will be the first week I execute my new schedule and to be honest, I’m quite excited about it.
With school back in session, I have my full day back and have mapped it out. I have also created pockets of time for myself…like smoke breaks without the smoking. These will be snack breaks, brief ‘exercise breaks’ (i.e. get up out of my chair and walk around for a minute), and such.
So when I was asked to give a new Yoplait yogurt titled Oui, French for yes, a try, I couldn’t say no particularly since we’re serious yogurt aficionados over here and they’d be perfect during my snack breaks. I was able to easily acquire them at Walmart. But what in the world is French yogurt? To say I was curious is an understatement. I liked the description of it being subtly sweet and having no artificial flavors or colors from artificial sources (they use carrots as coloring, how cool is that, move over beets I guess, where color is concerned.)
Turns out this French yogurt is the actual traditional way yogurt is made in France. And this was the style of yogurt Yoplait first sold on the French market back in the day. (Because if you didn’t know, Yoplait is French). We’re just finally cool enough to have it here in the States.
This will not be my breakfast yogurt, although it totally could be. This will be my “I need to walk away from the office and take a break” yogurt. It’s when I will pull out my phone and play my daily crossword puzzle, or entertainingly read my horoscope and see if I am to meet with great fortune or disaster, or you know, call my grandma because I think she feels ignored these days. Oui feels like a dessert when it’s really yogurt, a total win in my book.
This tasty Yoplait Oui French yogurt and my forced breaks from work, I am finding a little bit of a ‘me moment’ in my day. Don’t think I can ask for too much more than that, expect maybe a billion dollars, but I’ll settle for a bit of downtime in the meantime.
Oh, I ‘ve already finished off all the cute little jars I initially purchased and have had to run back and pick up some of their other flavors. Which flavors are you most eager to try? Strawberry, Vanilla, Blueberry, Peach, Black Cherry, Coconut, Lemon, or Plain?