March, what happened?

I like to joke that March is my power month (my birthday is in March). But, it has not been a power month for my blog. My stats were on the uptick since September; each month gaining more views than the next. Then March happened. I’m short about 90 views to break even with February. There’s still time you say? We have one more day! Let’s make it count.

This month VR Book Club was up and running. We read Marketing New Realities. Unfortunately, I missed the first two meetings. We had our third and final meeting for the month yesterday. I think Mike does a great job leading the VR club in virtual reality. It can’t be easy organizing a group of strangers (some not so much strangers any more) sitting behind their avatar masks. Read more about what we talked about here.

As some of you may know, my husband is deployed. My son also turned one in February! My post about travelling as a military family went live on Military By Owner. You should definitely check it out. I also worked on content and website maintenance for a client.

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All that makes finding the time and energy to write more difficult. The thing is, writing is what makes me feel alive. Writing is that thing I do for myself and if I go without it too long my brain becomes a jumbled mess.

March is not without its wins. My son started to stand unassisted over the past couple of days. I also caught him climbing up the outside of the stairs, pulling himself up on the banister poles. I think that’s more of a win for him than it is for me. He’s becoming a big eater. His recent favorite is quiche. At least I can hide vegetables in the cheese and egg. 😉

One of my friends here has inspired me to get out more. She and her husband are always taking long weekend trips to places. So, when she invited me to go to Chattanooga with her I said “yes”! We hear all the time about setting boundaries and learning to say “no”. But I prefer the Jim Carrey movie, Yes Man. If an opportunity arises you should do it. Even if it seems too hard – especially if it seems too hard.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chattanooga was a lot of fun, I’ve only even driven through before and did a quick stop at Lookout Mountain to “see” seven states. There is plenty to do in the city for a long weekend, even with the young kiddos. We were lucky that the weather was nice for walking around downtown.

Chattanooga Choo Choo

Chattanooga Choo Choo was a fun stop. We didn’t go on a train ride but we still climbed on some of the parked trains. There are benches and the scenery is pretty. I recommend to grab a coffee from Frothy Monkey connected to the lobby and walking along the trains.

The Hot Chocoliatier

Even if you’re full on Frothy Monkey, you have to walk across the street to The Hot Chocolatier. This place has next level hot chocolate. They have truffles and other delicious chocolate covered delights.

Other Chattanooga Highlights

There are plenty of local shops to explore