Making Time for Midday Rosé (And Us)
One thing I've been struggling with lately is balancing all the moving parts of my life. I don't know why it seems so hard—I don't have kids; I only have one job—but between Chris, wedding planning, my blog, work, my social life, volunteering, networking and making time for working out, books I want to read, family and relaxing, things feel out of whack.
I've been feeling a little anxious about it all and wanting to re-prioritize (slash cut something out)—so when Jord Watches reached out to me about a collaboration, it felt like just the right time.
I was wearing my new handcrafted wood watch a few weekends ago as Chris and I popped into People's Organic for a break from the snow. He had a pils, I sipped rosé and we split sweet potato fries with sriracha aioli (SO GOOD). We usually save dates for dinner—and going out earlier, spontaneously, was a fun change of pace.
I looked down at my watch between bites of fries that Saturday, and it was a sweet reminder to spend my time judiciously—and slow down for midday rosé.
When I'm not at work, so much of my time is spent planning or writing or shooting posts for my blog, signing up for volunteer shifts and managing related correspondence for the committee I'm part of—and now, researching event venues and pinning color palettes for our wedding. My brain is always somewhere, and it's always on. It's just so much stuff. I'd rather be squeezing in a quick date between the grocery store and the car wash on a snowy afternoon, just because we can.
And People's Organic is just the place to take a timeout. They have an impressive coffee, tea, beer and wine menu and so many great apps and entrées—something for any time of day. The bar is cozy and elevated—they lit tiny tea lights halfway through our stay—and the bartender, with an unassuming smile and sweet Ralph Lauren sweater, treated us like regulars (which we now plan to be!). I love that it's a little off the beaten path, on a quiet road that feels like the country—a quick retreat from the daily grind.
Since then, I've been wearing my watch most days, like a bracelet (I love its simplicity and the chic ebony color—it goes with everything!), and it's helping me manage that feeling of imbalance. It's a little reminder every day to make time for what makes me tick—the sparkling rosé, the salty fries, the time together—and let go of the stuff that only stresses me out (cough *my volunteer group* cough). It's OK to just do my (one) job from 9 to 5 and then go home and hang with my fiancé—that's something I'll always have time for.