Weekly Reflection 2017 – 29

How I shone this week: Another good week. Things are really hectic at this moment but we are all making it work. Kids are doing their part. Jake’s really helping and I’m trying to do as much as I can in all areas. I am really proud of our family. I am really trying to take it one day at a time and do the best I can in every area. Some days are better than others, of course, but I keep showing up!

Things I wanted to get Done:

  • Work: emails are still a mess. i’ve started the work on the documentation, and more for september and some for data collection. i haven’t sent q2 closing emails. but i am getting there.
  • Personal: I didn’t do OLW july, still don’t feel ready. I want to do it next weekend if all goes well. i did exercise and eat clean. Didn’t schedule PT or taxes but did schedule allergy appointment.
  • Family: Worked with both D and N on Math, supported him  and Jake. yay!

I celebrate: showing up everyday. one day at a time. one good decision at a time.

I am grateful for: my incredibly supportive husband. 

I nourished myself by: lots of water and downtime on the weekend.

Reflecting on my worries: i exercised. I continued to eat well. I caught up a bit more at work. i am closer to ready for the new cycle. i don’t have control on what matters. i am working to make time for me and my knees are just fine! and jake’s meeting went well!!

I let go of: email. i just can’t catch up.

Core Desire Check-in (bold, mindful, nourish, love):

  • bold: an hour of body pump was bold. 
  • mindful: mindful of making things work one day at a time.
  • nourish: making a list of new veggies and proteins to try.
  • love: i love summer and the long days and the wide range of food options. 

What made me laugh this week: My boys.

What I tolerated this week: still in pain of course and long work hours.

My mood this week was: harried. 
I forgive myself for: taking my time with moving things forward on all grounds. things take time. progress is slow.
What I love right now: i love all these veggies and proteins i am eating. branching out. 

Here’s to a lovely week 30. Here’s to keeping things going!

Weekly Reflection 2017 – 28

How I shone this week: Woohooo! I did well this week. I did math with both of my kids for hours and tucked the little boy in bed every night, and supported David through a long test. I supported Jake with bouncing ideas for an exciting opportunity he has this week. I exercised and ate well every day. I showed up at work, in person, and tried really hard as much as possible and then let it go when it was time to sleep. I went to the dentist. I went to the blood lab to check my basic stats. I showed up again and again. 

Things I wanted to get Done:

  • Work: can’t say i caught up on email, i basically archived all. i didn’t document anything yet. i did setup the sheets and meetings. I didn’t do q2 closing yet or phase 2 of data. I am hoping i will do the posters today. 
  • Personal: I didn’t do OLW july but I think i want to make a project out of it, so I might wait till next weekend. I did exercise and eat well but didn’t check in for taxes or schedule PT. I will do those this week.
  • Family: Worked with both D and N on Math, supported him  and Jake. yay!

I celebrate: exercising every day, eating well, i am so grateful.

I am grateful for: getting a bit on track for a bit. jake supporting me so i can go exercise.

I nourished myself by: eating really well and sleeping!

Reflecting on my worries: i exercised. I continued to eat well. I caught up a bit at work. i am starting to get ready for the new cycle. i don’t have control on what matters. i am working to make time for me and my knees are just fine!

I let go of: trying to catch up to everything. i’ll get there when i get there.

Core Desire Check-in (bold, mindful, nourish, love):

  • bold: i exercised! I showed up to classes i knew nothing about. 
  • mindful: mindful of the fact that I will run out of hours and need to start getting solid about prioritizing work.
  • nourish: nourishing well now. cooking even!
  • love: i am feeling so much gratitude and love for turning things around a tiny bit. 

What made me laugh this week: This teacher on Friday (Molly) was super nice and made me laugh and laugh.

What I tolerated this week: quite a bit of muscle pain and getting used to the protein powder’s taste.

My mood this week was: aching but grateful.
I forgive myself for: being so out of shape and weak. Not getting more done at work.
What I love right now: i love summer. i love being able to sit in the backyard. i love that the sun is up at 6am. I love the long days. 

Here’s to a lovely week 29. Here’s to keeping things going!

Weekly Reflection 2017 – 27

How I shone this week: I haven’t updated in three weeks. I was in Australia that whole time. One week of work and two weeks of vacation. I will post all about it on Tuesday. I shone at work by working really hard and getting most of what we intended done. And I shone the two weeks with family by doing my very best every day.

Things I wanted to get Done:  There were two big items: get work done, go on vacation. I did both. I even travel journaled. 

I celebrate: being home. I loved the vacation but I missed my home.

I am grateful for: the incredible memories we made on vacation.

I nourished myself by: well if vacation isn’t nourishment, not much is.

Reflecting on my worries: our vacation went wonderfully and there were no glitches at all.

I let go of: work. i didn’t work almost at all during the two weeks.

Core Desire Check-in (bold, mindful, nourish, love):

  • bold: i was pretty bold with my kiddos during the snorkeling in the reef.
  • mindful: mindful of my family and trying to support each of them well.
  • nourish: i didn’t really nourish all that well there. unless cappuccinos count.
  • love: i loved having this week with my family and creating all these amazing memories. i realized that i want to make sure to do this again next year.

What made me laugh this week: my family made me laugh all week!

What I tolerated this week: a lot of plane trips, a very cold AirBnb but noting else 🙂

My mood this week was: tired but content. 
I forgive myself for: having so many issues around food and my body and exercise and i just wish i could be done with all of this but i am not. i just need to give myself grace and remind myself that i am constantly a work in progress.
What I love right now: i love being back in summer. even though it was really hot here yesterday, i love summer! 

Here’s to a lovely week 28. Ready to settle into a summer schedule!

Weekly Reflection 2017 – 24

How I shone this week: This week felt like it flew by. We had a lot of doctor appointments and a trip to David’s school and then several trips to work and some self-pampering. All in all I feel exhausted but also accomplished and relieved. A chunk of what I was doing at work is finishing. We all had our eyes checked. Finished dentist and orthodontist appointments. Spent a lot of time doing Math with both kids. And I also journaled a lot this week. I am looking forward to a bit of quiet time on the airplane hopefully.

Things I wanted to get Done:  This Saturday I was still bruised from my “not shining” moments so I decided not to work. But I think I still did okay on my todo list. With the exception of exercise, I am doing well.

  • Work:  Not a lot of documenting still but I’ve done more of the planning meetings, data collection, organizing. I did a bit of my plan for the fall but need to do more.
  • Personal: No exercise this week at all. I went to one of the book clubs, prepared my travel journaling, packed all of us, went to mani/pedi.
  • Family: Took photos! Didn’t register David yet but got him setup for deciding. Will wait a bit longer. Did all the doctor appointments. wohoo! 

I celebrate: being almost in vacation mode!

I am grateful for: the journaling, the trip, my family.

I nourished myself by: taking some time for my mani/pedi/hair and spending lovely time with the kiddos.

Reflecting on my worries: ready or not, i am leaving for Sydney tonight. Hopefully I didn’t drop anything on the floor 🙂

I let go of: worrying for the sake of worrying this week. 

Core Desire Check-in (bold, mindful, nourish, love):

  • bold: i did journal a bunch about this, still exploring what it means to be bold outside of work.
  • mindful: mindful of our vacation and how/what I want to do with my family.
  • nourish: right now i think i need sleep the most. i need to change my eating habits so I can get better sleep.
  • love: i love my family so much and will miss them a lot while i am gone.

What made me laugh this week: book club and nathaniel and a lot of laughing at work this week.

What I tolerated this week: several extra trips to work, especially on thursday, i went in for an hour.

My mood this week was: flowing. 
I forgive myself for: not getting it all right.
What I love right now: sitting in the backyard and listening to the birds sing at this moment. I am about to leave summer for winter so I am enjoying the few hours I have left for a while.

Here’s to a lovely week 25. We are almost halfway through the year. It both feels like it flew by and feels like we still have a lot of it left! Enough to get plenty done!

Weekly Reflection 2017 – 23

How I shone this week: I’ve been having major revelations for the last few weeks and it’s been quite the shift. This week came with some wonderful moments and some tough ones. The moments where I shine were so acute and wonderful and then times when I fail to shine are also equally acute. I shone with my kids on David’s culmination Monday night and then again at school all day Tuesday. I shone at work while I am trying to drive this challenging process. I shone on Friday when I showed up for a party for Nathaniel that I really didn’t want to go to. I’m trying. I am showing up. 

Things I wanted to get Done:  This Saturday I was still bruised from my “not shining” moments so I decided not to work. But I think I still did okay on my todo list. With the exception of exercise, I am doing well.

  • Work:  Not a lot of documenting still but I’ve done the planning meetings, data collection, organizing.
  • Personal: No exercise this week at all. I did a lot of journaling and a lot of art. I’ve been eating okay so far, too. Not fantastic but not terribly.
  • Family: Took photos! Went to culmination, went to school. 

I celebrate: hello summer!

I am grateful for: the art, the journaling, the revelations!

I nourished myself by: taking this weekend off. I rested most of this weekend. thanks to Jake who did all the driving around for the kids! 

Reflecting on my worries:  the feedback was confusing and i am not thrilled but it culminated in something that i am hoping is positive. culmination went amazingly. i was tired friday but it was totally okay. I am on my way back to being well and should be 100% (hopefully) before my flight.

I let go of: perfection this week. 

Core Desire Check-in (bold, mindful, nourish, love):

  • bold: i didn’t answer the question from last time. still focusing at work. maybe i can journal about this question this week?
  • mindful: mindful of my upcoming work trip and all the preparation work I have to put into it.
  • nourish: how do I nourish myself with exercise? I need to understand what this means to me. 
  • love: i feel so much love for the little girl I was this week. all the revelations have been putting things into perspective for me and for her.

What made me laugh this week: the boys. tv. friends at school. friends at work.

What I tolerated this week: being sick still. 

My mood this week was: harried and tired and sad at times. 
I forgive myself for: having a tough time with this one issue.
What I love right now: my current book.

I cannot end this week’s reflection without saying that I received an email from my friend Cheryl’s son this week telling me that she passed. I’ve been friends with Cheryl for over twenty years and she was one of the most supportive, loving, kind and amazing people I knew. She left me comments here all the time, she sent me emails, she inspired me and she made my life better by being in it. I will miss her for all the days of my life and I am so incredibly grateful for having had her in my life. You are always in my heart, Cheryl. I love you.

Weekly Reflection 2017 – 21

How I shone this week: Last week was another week of a lot of work, a lot of meetings, a lot of being tired. David left for DC on Saturday and I left for Seattle on Monday and came back on Tuesday. By Wednesday night, I was missing him so bad, I couldn’t see straight. It took all my energy to make it to Thursday night. But I made it. I worked hard, I tried to show up in every way so that I could be the best version of me. I am proud of my work but I love my kids so madly that it’s where I want to shine more than anywhere else. 

Things I wanted to get Done:  I walked into this week without a big todo list but then the list grew and grew and I ended up working all night Friday and most of Saturday to get to a good place with my list.

  • Work: I documented a lot more stuff, i have a lot more to do 😉 I made the most of Seattle and definitely made it count. 
  • Vacation: I did not do this, and it was not good.
  • Personal: No exercise this week at all. Did all the glow homework finally. Have a plan for August art. I can’t even remember what I ate this week. That can’t be good, right?
  • Family: Took photos! Spending time with Jake’s parents 🙂

I celebrate: David being back!!

I am grateful for: my manager. he is so incredibly supportive. i am very lucky.

I nourished myself by: getting a bunch of items done. i feel good about it.

Reflecting on my worries:  nothing happened to David and he had a great time. Flight was on time and I even made it to an earlier flight on the way back. I didn’t annoy anyone so far. I am quite tired. I ate so so. I did the glow homework 🙂 The class at work was so so but I plan to make the most of it.

I let go of: i try not to have work seep into the weekend but this weekend i got a bunch of personal work to-dos done and i feel good about it.

Core Desire Check-in (bold, mindful, nourish, love):

  • bold: i am stepping into things at work, trying to be hopeful.
  • mindful: mindful of summer coming and the shift it implies for work/home
  • nourish: i am bummed about the lack of progress here. i have some thoughts but need to spend some more time with them.
  • love: i love my husband who is always so kind, so patient, so loving.

What made me laugh this week: friends at work. i really enjoyed my trip to seattle.

What I tolerated this week: david being gone. a long work week. travel.

My mood this week was: rushed.
I forgive myself for: not going to mom’s night out.
What I love right now: snuggling with my boys.

Here’s to a wonderful week twenty-two! 

Weekly Reflection 2017 – 20

How I shone this week: This week Jake was out of the country so I was alone with the kids. Most of the week, this ended up meaning that I worked in the evenings and tried to get ahead of my plans a bit. I got some work done but of course not as much as I’d hoped. I went to work a bunch, I went to Nathaniel’s school, I had coaching clients, I went to a party for Nathaniel and his classmates and then had a 1-1 with a friend and then went to a social event with parents from David’s school. I did math with both of the kids. I showed up. I tried. I also yelled and wanted to give up and felt hopeless at different times this week. But I got up and kept going and sometimes that’s the best shining I can do. 

Things I wanted to get Done:  I did a pretty good job on my todo list this week!

  • Work: I more documentation but I still have a bunch more, of course. I did some meetings and scheduled some more. I feel good about progress here.
  • Vacation: I made no new plans for memorial day. 
  • Summer: I did it! booked both camps for both kids! woohoo!
  • Personal: I did exercise, albeit for a short period. I did a ton of art, I finished OLW and ate some veggies though not as much as I would have liked.
  • Family: Made the eye doctor appointments (amongst many other appointments.) Didn’t go hiking just in case I would be unreachable. And we took family photos!

I celebrate: a long but productive week this week.

I am grateful for: my son’s teachers. his school. for all the experiences he gets to have.

I nourished myself by: some lovely alone time this weekend.

Reflecting on my worries: david, jake and nathaniel are all doing fine so far. knock on wood. they’ve all been having fun! I’ve eaten so-so and only exercised ones. I did journal a teeny tiny bit. Did A LOT of art. I am grateful.

I let go of: being able to get it all done.

Core Desire Check-in (bold, mindful, nourish, love):

  • bold: i booked a trip to Seattle, I signed up for a class at work.
  • mindful: mindful of the precious time left with my kids this week as they grow up so fast.
  • nourish: so so this week. 
  • love: i love so much and i think i did okay job showing that this week 🙂

What made me laugh this week: my family. they are my light.

What I tolerated this week: a lot of work this week. two summit days. just long long long.

My mood this week was: tired.
I forgive myself for: not going camping.
What I love right now: warm summer nights.

Here’s to a wonderful week twenty-one! 

Weekly Reflection 2017 – 19

How I shone this week: This week Jake was out of the country so I was alone with the kids. Most of the week, this ended up meaning that I worked in the evenings and tried to get ahead of my plans a bit. I got some work done but of course not as much as I’d hoped. I went to work a bunch, I went to Nathaniel’s school, I had coaching clients, I went to a party for Nathaniel and his classmates and then had a 1-1 with a friend and then went to a social event with parents from David’s school. I did math with both of the kids. I showed up. I tried. I also yelled and wanted to give up and felt hopeless at different times this week. But I got up and kept going and sometimes that’s the best shining I can do. 

Things I wanted to get Done: 

  • Work: I did a lot of documentation but have a bunch more, of course. I did some meetings and scheduled some more. I also booked Seattle, woo hoo!
  • Vacation: I made no plans for memorial day. But there’s an event at David’s school and a playdate for Nathaniel, do those count?
  • Summer: So I didn’t book a camp for David but we came to an understanding so we will implement that, so now I only have to book one for him and I still need a plan for Nathaniel for a week.
  • Personal: Exercise sucked, I suck. I did do art though. But I also didn’t do OLW, though I might tonight.
  • Family: I picked up N’s book and we did go hiking. I called the eye doctor but it was closed so I’ll try tomorrow and we took some photos but just on my phone.

Looks like 50-50 this week.

I celebrate: Jake coming back tomorrow!

I am grateful for: all of the bits of my life. my mom. my dad. i am so lucky.

I nourished myself by: going hiking this week.

Reflecting on my worries: i didn’t write enough down but I am going to keep at it. I can make this happen. i am still pretty exhausted but honestly i need to drink water and eat well and sleep a bit more and then we can see. i still haven’t exercised. there might not be solutions but i won’t know until i try. camps will be ok. i did some art! I did some. not all but baby steps.

I let go of: giving myself a hard time. I forgive and i move on.

Core Desire Check-in (bold, mindful, nourish, love):

  • bold: i signed up for more bold and scary things at work.
  • mindful: i’ve been mindful of the fact that I work a lot more lately. I will give myself grace when I need it.
  • nourish: so so this week. 
  • love: i did so well. and then i failed so spectacularly. but i am trying again.

What made me laugh this week: my friend Kelly and I laughed a lot. I am so grateful for a new friend.

What I tolerated this week: a lot of social events that were hard for me. but i showed up!

My mood this week was: one day at a time.
I forgive myself for: not getting the exercise in gear.
What I love right now: the long, sunny days.

Here’s to a wonderful week twenty! 

Weekly Reflection 2017 – 18

How I shone this week: We finally took some family shots so you’ll be seeing a lot of those in this week’s posts. This past week turned out to be much more challenging than I had anticipated. By the end of Wednesday I was completely wiped and I decided to bow out of the work fun event on Thursday so I could stay home and get some actual work done. Which I did! And it was restful-ish. But I ended up working way more this week than was healthy and I’d like to make sure not to repeat that. Though it might have to for a little while longer.  I have had high and low moments this week but overall I did my best, I showed up and kept trying.

Things I wanted to get Done: 

  • Work: Did the newsletters, gave the preso, did the first document and started with yag. didn’t do the other two docs yet but working on it.
  • Vacation: memorial day weekend got too stressful so we’ll keep it lowkey. sydney airbnb all booked, flight to cairns booked, woohoo!
  • Summer: camps not booked, but waiting on some emails.  
  • Personal: exercised none and did no art. meh. but did buy sneakers!
  • Family: picked up one of the books, took photos, went hiking! but no date night!

All in all, I feel good about this week’s todos. I’ve also noticed that knowing I was going to have to write about them today really motivated me to get some of these done! 

I celebrate: going hiking again. i love it.

I am grateful for: family photos. and jake. so so grateful for jake.

I nourished myself by: not going to the all-day event on Thursday. 

Reflecting on my worries: i did get work done, not enough but still some. i finished the booking for sydney, i just have to cancel our hotel now. i didn’t book the camps but it’s ok i think and for when jake’s parents are here, we’ll just take it one day at a time. i didn’t exercise and that does suck. i did many of the todos. i did get tired but didn’t give up (mostly.)

I let go of: doing it all. taking one step at a time here.

Core Desire Check-in (bold, mindful, nourish, love):

  • bold: i gave a big, bold presentation at work.
  • mindful: i am mindful of the fact that i feel on and off. i’ve been trying to navigate my thoughts and feelings.
  • nourish: more CSA coming this week and I’m excited. I’ve also decided I get to eat a bit of what the kids do so I am hoping that will result in more veggies for me. i also intend to both exercise and do art this week. let’s see.
  • love: i love so many bits and pieces of my life. I love the sun. i love the flowers on my desk.

What made me laugh this week: much laughter friday night while I was volunteering at David’s school.

What I tolerated this week: very long workdays, especially Wednesday.

My mood this week was: exhausted. unsure. grateful.
I forgive myself for: being a work in progress.
What I love right now: the kindness of others. 

Here’s to a wonderful week nineteen! 

Weekly Reflection 2017 – 17

How I shone this week: I did a really good job turning things around in my head this week and changing my perspective. I showed up, I listened, I did a relatively good job of balancing between work and home. I showed up for work, I showed up for my kiddos, I showed up even for jake a little bit!

I’ve been thinking a little about how to think differently. Evaluating things in my life. I think it’s been too long since I took stock (I know this sounds ridiculous since I take stock all the time but while I take stock of the day to day, I don’t always take stock of the big things I commit to around work, how I spend personal time, how I volunteer at the kids’ school, how i spend time with kids, how I spend time with Jake, how we spend time as a family, how I spend time with friends, etc. So my plan tomorrow is to break these down a bit and really consider how to spend my time since of course how I spend my time is how I spend my life. 

Things I wanted to get Done: 

  • I so wrapped  Nathaniel’s presents and got ready and did the party. woot!
  • No dent (went teeny tiny dent) in Sydney plans and no dent in hotels. maybe this week?
  • I totally helped David with his journal and they won best journal award, woot!
  • I booked some of the kids’ summer camps. I still have to book two for David and one for Nathaniel, but progress!
  • I did not send newsletters, boo!

I celebrate: Great support at work, Nathaniel’s birthday, David’s TTC being over and their award. Good week!

I am grateful for: my boys. so so grateful.

I nourished myself by: resting this week. I tried to sleep as much as possible and took advantage of no meeting week which meant no working at night.

Reflecting on my worries: i am working on figuring a way forward, it will likely continue to be vague but i am not ready to give up yet. nathaniel’s party was lovely. david’s team did struggle but they still did great. i was semi-unproductive all week but i am ok with that. i am working on letting go. i didn’t journal – i need to think about why- but i did eat well and give myself grace. I am not where i’ve been, i am taking steps forward.

I let go of: hanging on to things. it’s a work in progress but i am working at it.

Core Desire Check-in (bold, mindful, nourish, love):

  • bold: i have been bold all week, taking chances, trying and trying.
  • mindful: i am still mindful of what i feel and i am also mindful of how i am spending my days, my thoughts, my energy.
  • nourish: the veggies did indeed result in better nourishment for all of us!
  • love: i feel so much love for my family and life this week. so grateful to be here, now, and in this life.

What made me laugh this week: my whole family made me laugh yesterday on the way back from the museum, mostly cause I was so incredibly tired and they were giving me a hard time but we laughed and laughed.
What I tolerated this week: several trips to work and a really really long saturday!

My mood this week was: restful, thoughtful and at times worried but also grateful.
I forgive myself for: being irrational at times. i’m working on it.
What I love right now: i still love the flowers on my desk!! but also the backyard in the lovely weather.

Here’s to a wonderful week eighteen! We are now done with one third of 2017. Here’s onward to a magical two thirds.

Weekly Reflection 2017 – 16

Three ways I shone this week: I will say that while I started the week strong, I basically didn’t really shine the rest of this week. The kids had no school on Monday so we went out, we spent quality time together and I still had some quiet time. But on Tuesday I went to work and the not-good news I was already expecting greeted me and sort of put a damper on my week, even though I’d been anticipating it. Here’s to remembering that mourning in advance doesn’t help not being sad when the news is indeed what I feared it would be. Anyhow. I basically took the time I needed for myself (and am still doing so) to feel what I need to feel here. I did all the regular things I am committed to but I also let myself mourn. Maybe that’s the way I chose to shine this week, by being in my truth.

Things I wanted to get Done: I didn’t get too much done this week to be honest.

  • I did finish buying Nathaniel’s birthday presents though they still need wrapping and his birthday is tomorrow.
  • I also bought all the bits for the gift bags for his party.
  • I finished my shine cards.
  • I didn’t figure out a plan for our Sydney vacation but I emailed a friend who can help me.
  • I didn’t book a stitch of summer camps. I know this is a bad thing. I got a gift certificate for Nathaniel for one and I have ideas for both kids but I booked nothing. 
  • I delivered both of the books.
  • I did not send the newsletters.
  • I just sent an email to check on school payments

I celebrate: a wonderful breakfast that lasted 3+ hours with a new friend

I am grateful for: a short hike we took on Saturday. Loved being in nature, loved seeing the kids run around.

I nourished myself by: mostly resting this week. letting myself feel what i feel.

Reflecting on my worries: bad news did indeed continue but i survived it and despite feeling down, i feel very supported and i am not ready to give up just yet. i didn’t journal (except to write the shine cards) and i got some done but not a lot. but it’s all ok. i remembered the books. it was mostly a blah week with some wonderful moments and i’ve learned that life is always some ups and some downs. may the downs not be really bad news even if it means the ups have to be moderate, too.

I let go of: being fake. i decided to just own who i am. always. more on this tomorrow.

Core Desire Check-in (bold, mindful, nourish, love):

  • bold: trying was bold. i am grateful i did.
  • mindful: allowing myself to feel the pain and sadness and being mindful of it.
  • nourish: i’ve ordered a lot more fresh veggies this week, i am hoping it will lead to more nourishment.
  • love: despite being sad, i know that i have an exceptional life. i am grateful for every minute of it. and i felt so much love from so many people this week. thank you.

What made me laugh this week: my new friend and i did a lot of laughing.
What I tolerated this week: sadness, vagueness, and not knowing what comes next.

My mood this week was: quietly sad.
I forgive myself for: feeling sad despite all the wonderful things in my life.
What I love right now: flowers on my desk.

Here’s to a wonderful week seventeen!

Weekly Reflection 2017 – 15

Three ways I shone this week: Well this week was all about shining. I did what’s hardest for me: I showed up, I kept showing up, and I stayed present. I am grateful for the gifts of this week. 

Things I wanted to get Done: there was nothing on my todo list this week. I just wanted to be present. And I was. I spent very little time worrying about anything and spent almost all of my time being here,  now. I am very grateful for that.

I celebrate: time off. fulfilling a life dream. the joy my boys had this week.

I am grateful for: time to listen and be true and celebrate others.

I nourished myself by: so much incredible soul food and also incredible food food this week.

Reflecting on my worries: I didn’t let my family down. The camp was amazing, of course. Bad news might still continue, I won’t know for a while. Nothing went wrong. Spring break was amazing for the kids. They had the time of their lives. 

I let go of: getting it right.

Core Desire Check-in (bold, mindful, nourish, love):

  • bold: showing up was bold. showing up again was even bolder.
  • mindful: i’ve been mindful of the pain and sorrow we each carry
  • nourish: this was a week of nourishing.
  • love: i love that my wonderful husband made the space to do this for me.

What made me laugh this week: all the wonderful ladies at the camp.
What I tolerated this week: not much honestly. except for not sleeping well.

My mood this week was: tired but grateful.
I forgive myself for: being me. making it harder than it has to be.
What I love right now: being home. 

Here’s to a wonderful week sixteen!