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I’m Tammy Strobel. Welcome to my digital home!

I’m an author, photographer, and cat lover.

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Notes on Blogging, Fur Babies & Routine

Notes on Blogging, Fur Babies & Routine

Here’s what I’m thinking about and reflecting on today:

1.  Blogging Daily

I’m trying to not to overthink my blogging process, so I keep coming back to this question: What would this look like if it were easy? Every time I answer this question, I think about letting go of perfection, and I remind myself that my posts don’t have to be long or epic. Sharing a photo and inspiring quote is okay, too.

2. The Fur Babies

Christie and Elaina are holding steady. Honestly, I’m surprised Elaina is still alive. After Elaina’s cancer diagnosis, I wasn’t sure she would live until spring.  She’s still full of energy, cuddles, and thankfully she stopped pillow trotting. Sleep is glorious.

3. My Morning Routine

For the past week, my morning routine has been slightly different. I’ve been sleeping for an extra hour, spending time with Logan, and writing in the early morning hours. I’ve been going to CrossFit in the evenings because I’m getting ready for a competition this weekend. Changing up my routine has been fun, and I’m looking forward to attending morning CrossFit classes next week!

4. My Evening Routine

Currently, I'm reading My Morning Routine: How Successful People Start Every Day Inspired, and there is so much good fodder in this book! The book contains a section on sleep and evening routines. I’m stealing a few of Benjamin Spall and Michael Xander’s ideas, including: 

“Waking up to a clean home is one of life’s joys. Gracy Obuchowicz told us: ‘My mother taught me never to go to bed with dirty dishes in the sink, and I uphold her wisdom.’ We couldn’t agree more.

There’s something jarring about waking up to a sink full of dirty dishes, especially if you live in a small space and you spot your only pan at the bottom of the pile—the same pan you need to make breakfast.

Cleaning up your home, particularly your kitchen, before going to bed not only makes waking up the next day more pleasant, it can become a routine itself. While you’re in the kitchen, why not set up your coffee machine so it’s ready to go in the morning right before you wake up, or put out any bowls or plates you may need the next morning?”

Last night, we cleaned our kitchen before bed and prepped our morning coffee supplies. It made this morning’s routine so much easier!

Have a good day! 

My Morning Routine

My Morning Routine

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