3 R’s of Quarantine

How are you staying sane during this quarantine? Are you still working, do you have kids and are trying to balance both? I saw a meme recently that said “what a time to be childless.” This is something my husband and I have struggled with but it’s almost seems like a tiny blessing right now. I’m not currently working, I canceled all my photoshoots and my graphic design work has depleted. I am not the kind of person who can sit still. I have to be active. My three R’s of quarantine are: running, recipes and reno!

Running: Getting outside for runs has been great for my mental health as well as my body. It’s also been fun way to explore more of my neighborhood (Old Fourth Ward) and the surrounding neighborhoods such as Inman Park, Cabbagetown and Reynoldstown. I’m also balancing my runs with long bike rides, HIIT workouts (hello Sydney Cummings on YouTube) and yoga!

Recipes: As a foodie eating is one of my favorite things to do (also a reason for all the running, lol). Dining out and supporting my local restaurants is important to me but I really do love cooking. I’ve brought back some of my favorite classic dishes like shrimp tacos with chipotle sauce, Thai basil chicken and eggplant parmesan. I’ve also been exploring new recipes like Caico e Pepe (so easy!), champagne sage sauce for lobster ravioli and Shakshuka.

Renovations: I’ve been in my new home for just over a year and I LOVE my neighborhood! My husband and I bought a project and are renovating everything ourselves. Want to know if your relationship can stand the test of time? Renovate a house together, while living in it! The current project is our guest bathroom.

Rest: Ok, so maybe there is a fourth R of quarantine. I have a hard time stopping and relaxing, I literally can’t nap even if I try. I feel like I should be doing something but, if it rains it’s as if Mother Nature is forcing me to stop and take a break. Mentally and physically I need that from time to time.

Tell me, how are you coping? What are your 3 (or 4) R’s of Quarantine? Tell me in the comments below and let me know if you have any recipes I must try!

Salut in the City – my first hello

Always looking for sunshine

Oh hey!! You’re probably here because you follow my Instagram account @Salut_ATL, now @SalutInTheCity. If you found me another way, well hi new friend! Welcome!

I came to the point where I wanted to focus less on Atlanta (even though I love this city) and the Atlanta food scene (my waistline thanks me too – lol). I want to focus more on lifestyle and my other interests. Travel being a big one – I am a wandering soul, also running, a healthy lifestyle, cooking adventures and my current home reno (which is all DIY with the hubs btw).

A little about me I live in Old Fourth Ward with my husband of 10 years! I am a photographer and graphic designer. I’m bubbly and love finding the positive in every situation. Running is my therapy. If I’m stressed out or stuck on a design I hit the pavement and it makes everything better (bonus – runners booty). I grew up on the North side of the city in Woodstock (way OTP). You could always find me outside playing in the dirt, riding motorcycles & four wheelers and camping. Summer was always my favorite season for all those reasons plus being a water baby. I would beg my dad to open the pool in April and I’d be swimming around in 60* water or living the boat life on the lake.

This definitely instilled in me a life always seeking adventure. You name it I’ve probably tried it or it’s on my bucket list. I can check off soloing (an airplane), sky diving, living abroad in a monastery with nuns, getting my motorcycle license and so much more. So, stay tuned for more cities, my life and yes plenty of Atlanta love, because I truly love this city!

xoxo,
Lauren

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