Stronger Than Before – 06

Weekly Intention:  I will spend part of this week in Sydney working still and then I fly back home on Thursday morning in time for David’s birthday. I intend to go pick him up from school and have a 1-1 day together. Friday my inlaws come and that weekend I have to be at the kids’ school all day for an event and then the next day we celebrate David’s birthday. So it will be a full-to-the-brim week. My intention is to do enough work while I am here that I can feel solid about my trip and then to really focus on my son when I am back.

This month’s intention is: Physically Strong: This is your month. Get out there and get strong. Increase the weights. Add more cardio. Make a plan. You can do this. You have it in you. For now, I’ve taken this to encourage myself to start daily Yoga but I also hope to increase the weights when I am back home.

One way I will stretch this week:  this weekend will stretch my patience.

One boundary I will set this week: thursday will be dedicated to david.

This week, I will focus on pleasing: david as it’s his week!

One new thing I will learn this week: I’m learning more yoga.

One area where I will go deeper this week: Still hoping to plan some of February or at least maybe March at this point. 

What do I need to sit with this week? i need to sit with how I plan to eat now. how to make peace with my body. 

I am looking forward to: seeing my boys again.

This week’s challenges: another 14 hour flight!

Top Goals: 

  • Work: get everything organized/into routine. spend a lot of f2f time.
  • Personal: keep going with the yoga.
  • Family: celebrate David!!

I will focus on my values:

  • Love: love david madly!
  • Learn: Learn how to be patient with people who are so different than I am. How to slow down.
  • Peace: peace with change.
  • Service: this week’s service is going to david. making sure he has a wonderful birthday. and then to jake since he’s working so hard to help me.
  • Gratitude: for my family for my job, for my life.

This week, I want to remember:  that adventures are how i grow!


Stronger Than Before is a year-long project for 2018. You can read more about my projects for 2018 here.

2 comments to Stronger Than Before – 06

  • I wanted to tell you and your family how much love and inspiration you give is such a blessing. It makes me feel like you do so much more than I do. To manage and be so creative leads me to believe God wants me to get creative. On a personal note, I live out in the universe, lost job, and ask for prayer for a new job.

    • karenika

      Thank you so much for your kind kind words and I will definitely be praying with you and sending wonderful wishes your way into the universe!! 🙂

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