Oh hey! I’m Sydney Nordquist
I started this blog after having my first child, Hayes, in June 2018. Motherhood seemed to instantly trump Sydney-hood and I lost myself a bit in the glorious, but life-changing wave of all things motherhood. After some experimenting I realized the best way to take care of myself was to make it a morning habit — that way it’s too early to have anything else get in the way 🙂 I was so excited about the success and joy I was finding from the routine, the space it created, and the productivity that I felt and I wanted to share it other moms.
Now pregnant with my second child, I have learned to say it’s just about productivity would be misleading. I’ve also realized that to be my best self, I have to balance my desire to be productive with my need for self-care. And that’s what this blog is all about — the seemingly mythical balance between doing all of the things and doing nothing at all. Both are so very important for our mental and physical well-being. Each day is different. Each week is different. Some weeks you might be sick, clean nothing, and just survive. Other weeks you might be full of energy, and check everything off of your list and feel on fire. Both weeks have a place in your life and both weeks can be seen as a success.
I hope you’ll stick around to talk about doing all the things — productivity, morning routine, meal planning, habits, and hacks — and doing nothing at all — self-care, mental health, meditation, and family time.
More about me.
I often name inanimate objects. My car’s name is Brewski “Bruce” and my road bike is Jessie (because I’m Jessie’s girl, duh).
My husband and I met through mutual friends at our local run camp, it was not love at first sight.
I played collegiate volleyball at The University of Virginia (wahoowa!) and Charlottesville is still one of my favorite places in the entire world.
My dog has more Instagram followers than I do (@milesoberlin), but he’s super handsome so I understand why.
I believe smiles are contagious and most anything can be solved after a walk in fresh air.
My husband and I have a goal to travel to all 50 states together, we’re about a quarter of the way there.
Before switching to Marketing + Management, I was planning on getting my Master’s degree in dietetics.
I am a people person but feel incredibly recharged after spending time alone, even if it’s just a few hours at a coffee shop reading.
Bitter drinks are my favorite. IPAs, gin + tonics and grapefruit juice.
I could kiss whoever at American Eagle decided to make extra long jeans.