Weekly Reflection 2018 – 37


How I got Stronger this week: We started our week with a quick little getaway just the two of us. And then I also took Tuesday off and spent the whole day with my lovely friend Kelly, then I took all of Wednesday off and spent it with my wonderful husband. Thursday and Friday I worked hard. It was a good week despite feeling a bit more stressful than I would have liked. I showed up, I did my best, I tried to support everyone. I am calling it a win.

Top Goals Review: 

  • Work:
    • Work:  did one more turn of the crank for october but we need so many more. took two days off. woohoo.
    • Personal: i didn’t do any running this week at all. but i did three body pumps and my hiit class. i did’t meditate or journal. i did some lovely scrapping and that was it for the week. 
    • Family: i cooked very little this week, need to get back on track here. did help the kids. and did celebrate jake.

I celebrate: our weekend away. 

I am grateful for:  another year around the sun. i am so so grateful to be here, with these people in my life.

Karen’s Points: 3 body pumps, one hiit this week. reasonable with nutrition but not perfect. it was ok.

A Change I embraced: a lot of off time this week which was lovely but messed up all my routines of course.

I let go of: as much as i could.

Core Desired Feelings Check-in:

  • Fresh: the getaway, our day in the city, having some time off was all fresh 
  • Magical: my weekend, my day with kelly and my day with jake were all truly magical
  • Lighter: i feel lighter now that i’ve worked a bunch to catch up
  • True: my life is still feeling off kilter and there’s a lot more to come in the rest of september and october. i would like to find ways to center myself.

Where I chose Joy: my wonderful birthday.

I showed up for:  my life this week with all the different layers of it.

A Mistake I made this week: i spin a bit more than i’d like. i’d like to be calmer, more centered, talk slower 🙂

What I tolerated this week: lack of routine.

My mood this week was: grateful. 

I forgive myself for: how hard some of this is for me. i am learning to embrace myself.

What I love right now:  that i can still sit outside in my backyard.


Weekly Reflection is a year-long project for 2018. You can read more about my projects for 2018 here.

Weekly Reflection 2018 – 36


How I got Stronger this week: This was a super tough week, I dropped the ball on a lot and just did the bare minimum. I felt (still feel) exhausted and spent and just overwhelmed much of this week. My head was (and is still) throbbing much of the week and I slept too little and exercised too little all week. I also ate poorly. so net net i’d say this wasn’t a week i particularly got stronger.

Top Goals Review: 

  • Work: didn’t really do .a full turn of the crank but i was present. 
  • Personal: only ran once and was for 1.5 miles. did one body pump. no thing else. 
  • Family: didn’t cook for jake, celebrated a little,  helped kids with school+routine a little.

I celebrate: i celebrate a successful summit.

I am grateful for:  a little quick getaway with jake.

Karen’s Points: i only did 1 short run and one body pump this week.

A Change I embraced: offsite all week really messed up my routines.

I let go of: everything this week, i am in so much pain.

Core Desired Feelings Check-in:

  • Fresh: the offiste while a lot of work was great 
  • Magical: back to school night is always magical for me. 
  • Lighter: i feel lighter now that one offsite is done.
  • True: it was a terrible idea to drop everything this week but i couldn’t see another way forward.

Where I chose Joy: i was really present even though i had so much pain.

I showed up for:  my team.

A Mistake I made this week: i jump the gun a bit too soon. i need to be more patient. 

What I tolerated this week: pain.

My mood this week was: in pain. 

I forgive myself for: dropping the ball on my personal goals.

What I love right now:  not very much at this moment.


Weekly Reflection is a year-long project for 2018. You can read more about my projects for 2018 here.

Weekly Reflection 2018 – 35


How I got Stronger this week: I knew transition week would be hard and it was. Not as hard as I made it in my head, of course, But I gave myself a lot of grace this week while still doing the nonnegotiables and I think that helped a lot. I didn’t want to eat well or exercise this week and yet I tried and I showed up. I am putting this week in the win column.

Top Goals Review: 

  • Work:  focused on september and october offsites as much as possible, closed out strat sessions.
  • Personal: finished couch 2 5K woohoo!, did body pump, did hiit, so-so on the nutrition, meditated only once, journaled only once, too, scrapped but did only one art. didn’t do so well on the stretching or evening routine.
  • Family: cooked for jake only a handful of times this week,  worked on adjusting to school with the kids.

I celebrate: i celebrate the first week of school in the books!

I am grateful for:  using the alternate bus stop in the mornings, it’s been a game changer.

Karen’s Points: I did couch 2 5K all 3 days this week which meant I finished the program, I am super proud of that. I also did 3 Body Pump classes and one HIIT class. I journaled and meditated only one of the days and I scrapped. Not perfect but pretty good for how chaotic this week was.

A Change I embraced: school!

I let go of: getting art done with our new schedule. Some days I let go of everything just to get some rest in there.

Core Desired Feelings Check-in:

  • Fresh: it was wonderful being at school on Monday and hearing all the inspiring talks 
  • Magical: i have a 4th and 8th grader now and they both seem happy at school, how can that not be magical?
  • Lighter: i feel lighter now that we’re transitioning into the new routine instead of me thinking about it nonstop
  • True: i’ve been journaling less and i can definitely see the impact (in a negative way.)

Where I chose Joy: i went to school on the first day and my friend kelly was there too, and it made my whole week!

I showed up for:  my friend, my colleague who’s traveling, my kids.

A Mistake I made this week: i made a bunch of small mistakes this week. sometimes jumping the gun too soon.

What I tolerated this week: ambiguity.

My mood this week was: exhausted. 

I forgive myself for: not getting it all done.

What I love right now:  that the kids are happy at school.


Weekly Reflection is a year-long project for 2018. You can read more about my projects for 2018 here.

Weekly Reflection 2018 – 34


How I got Stronger this week: This was a tough week, I was so so tired all week, and just couldn’t get out of a funk, or more specifically feeling like i am under a lot of weight. I came home most days this week feeling incredibly tired and worn out and just ready to throw in the towel. I didn’t do a great job of eating well, I ate a lot of granola and yogurt this week, but I still did my running, I did my body pump and HIIT classes, despite really feeling exhausted. I journaled, i showed up for my kids, I cooked at least a few times, i did what needed to be done. I am putting this week in the win column considering how hard it was for me.

Top Goals Review: 

  • Work:  made a deck for metrics, planned december a bit, allyship sent!, fleshed out sept offsite, started on oct offsite. 
  • Personal: couch 2 5K done, body pump 4 times this week, hiit once this week, so so on nutrition, meditated twice, journaled three times, did some art and the OLW for August, didn’t stretch enough, did the evening routine all but one night. 
  • Family: cooked for jake a little, did math with david and math, vocab and comp sci with Nathaniel, and we all went climbing together too.

I celebrate: i celebrate going rock climbing with my boys.

I am grateful for:  Jake’s support this week. He was so wonderful.

Karen’s Points: I did couch 2 5K all 3 days this week, 25 mins of running straight at 12 minute miles, that’s amazing for me. I also did 4 Body Pump classes and one HIIT class. I am still caffeine free. I had a lot of granola this week. I will go back to only the occasional bare bowls this week because I think i am doing too much dairy+granola and I don’t think it helps me with feeling energetic. I journaled and meditated 3 of the days. I continued the evening routine all but one night. Did the roller a tiny bit but didn’t stretch any.

A Change I embraced: there are lot of changes at work, i am working on them all. trying to do my best to roll with the punches.

I let go of: doing things at night when i was exhausted and i went to bed at 6:30 on Thursday and just read in bed. 

Core Desired Feelings Check-in:

  • Fresh: the rock climbing was definitely fresh, i was sore for 6 days afterwards
  • Magical: doing the OLW work was wonderful, i am hoping i’ll get to scrap a bit this weekend
  • Lighter: i go back and forth between feeling lighter and heavier
  • True: trying to stay true to who i am amidst a bit of chaos.

Where I chose Joy: i had lunch with an old friend and it was wonderful.

I showed up for:  my friend on monday night when she needed to talk to me.

A Mistake I made this week: i made a bunch of small mistakes this week. still trying to figure out how to navigate in general.

What I tolerated this week: exhaustion.

My mood this week was: down. 

I forgive myself for: needing extra rest this week. 

What I love right now:  despite all the crazy and all the tired, i am so super grateful for my life.


Weekly Reflection is a year-long project for 2018. You can read more about my projects for 2018 here.

Weekly Reflection 2018 – 33


How I got Stronger this week: This was a good week. I continued to do strength exercises and to run. I also meditated and journaled and continued with my evening and morning routines. I worked with the kids. I worked on the art and when the work days were long and I couldn’t, I gave myself grace. I also did a few things that were on my list but I hadn’t gotten around to doing.

Top Goals Review: 

  • Work:  cleaned up the onboarding doc, fleshed out thoughts on metrics and accessibility work and the offsite, and started planning december but very briefly
  • Personal: couch 2 5K, body pump, hiit, good nutrition, meditate, journal, art, stretch, and evening routine were all done! 
  • Family: cooked for jake, math, did comp sci and physics with david and math, did vocab and comp sci with Nathaniel

I celebrate: i celebrate finally putting our photos on the wall.

I am grateful for:  a new workmate who is kind and thoughtful. grateful he’s part of our team!

Karen’s Points: I did couch 2 5K all 3 days this week, I also did 3 Body Pump classes and two HIIT classes. I am still caffeine, sugar and grain and dairy free (though i ate granola twice with my bare bowl and ate yogurt with bit granola at work twice this week). I journaled and meditated 3 of the days. I continued the evening routine . Did the roller a bit but didn’t stretch too much imho.

A Change I embraced: my schedule was a bit off this week but I adjusted.

I let go of: having to be invited to all the meetings. it’s ok. 

Core Desired Feelings Check-in:

  • Fresh: the kayaking was crazy fun and fresh and adventurous.
  • Magical: my life is all feeling magical at the moment.
  • Lighter: the journaling is really helping here.
  • True: i am really looking forward to some scrapping this week.

Where I chose Joy: i hung our family photos on the wall and it’s making me joyous beyond words.

I showed up for:  our new colleague this week.

A Mistake I made this week: does anxiety count? I was anxious way more than necessary.

What I tolerated this week: longer days.

My mood this week was: centered. 

I forgive myself for: not adhering to the rules 100% , i am trying quite hard most days.

What I love right now:  the simplicity of my life. i know it’s all about to change so i am extra grateful.


Weekly Reflection is a year-long project for 2018. You can read more about my projects for 2018 here.

Weekly Reflection 2018 – 32


How I got Stronger this week: I did a lot of work on being stronger this week. I consistently worked on my exercise and strengthening my physical body. I also worked on my mental state by meditating most of the days. I established an evening routine to ground myself and do some of the small things I wanted to do more/better. I strengthened my emotional state by journaling most days and then having the conversations I needed to have at work. I also strengthened my connections by working with the kids each night, talking to my mom everyday and meeting up with my friend Leslie on Friday. I also found a babysitter and will be going out on date night and scheduled an adventure for all four of us. I did art every night even when I felt bad about the results. So I am feeling good about the work I did this week. 

Top Goals Review: 

  • Work:  the onboarding doc v2 is slightly done though could use another pass, started version one of thoughts on metrics, and started the accessibility work, also doubled down on the offsite – phew
  • Personal: did c25K three times, body pump 4 times and HIIT once, ate well and mostly slowly. I meditated four days and journaled four days. started the art class but didn’t scrap since i don’t have the kit yet. 
  • Family: cooked for jake, did math, comp sci and physics with david and did math, vocab and comp sci with Nathaniel

I celebrate: i celebrate having the hard conversations.

I am grateful for:  a manager i really like at work. I feel very lucky.

Karen’s Points: I did couch 2 5K all 3 days this week, I also did 4 Body Pump classes and one HIIT class. I am still caffeine, sugar and grain and dairy free (though i ate granola twice with my bare bowl, and 5 mini pretzels this week). I drink lactose-free decaf cappuccinos now.  Still a bit too high on nuts and fruit but I’ve been eating more slowly and reducing my portions by paying attention to when I am full so I don’t keep eating. I journaled almost every day and meditated 4 out of the 5 work days. I did start an evening routine and wash my face and floss nightly now. So the only two things I am not doing at the moment from my original plan are the stretching and the roller which I plan to incorporate into my evening routine so I am feeling optimistic at the moment.

A Change I embraced: a little bit of churn at work.

I let go of: deciding that the churn is mine to solve. waiting now.

Core Desired Feelings Check-in:

  • Fresh: the art i am doing definitely feels new and raw and fresh and i am learning.
  • Magical: my routine feels very magical now but I know it will all change in two weeks when school starts
  • Lighter: much lighter now that i’ve had some hard conversations 
  • True: truth is that the journaling really helped and I am working hard to come back to myself.

Where I chose Joy: i’ve been listening to music when i journal, music from my twenties and it’s making me very happy.

I showed up for:  my friend this week.

A Mistake I made this week: i spun more out of control in my head than needed. i feel better now.

What I tolerated this week: too much stress inside my brain.

My mood this week was: relieved. 

I forgive myself for: spinning things out of control a bit. 

What I love right now:  my routine. my life. how much i spend my days doing what i want to be doing.


Weekly Reflection is a year-long project for 2018. You can read more about my projects for 2018 here.

Weekly Reflection 2018 – 31


How I got Stronger this week: I continued with my work around exercise and nutrition this week and I was very consistent with the kids. It helped that my meetings only went until 3pm most days so I could get home a bit earlier than usual. I tried harder, I also took some risks and I am not sure yet whether they paid off, I’m still working on choosing whom to please better and believing in abundance. But I keep showing up. And I keep going. I always keep going. I’ve been working hard on all of my word and mottos this year. I keep showing up. All. the. time.

Top Goals Review:  the onboarding doc v1 done, initial thoughts on metrics and accessibility not done, schedule the meetings on my todo is semi-done. i did couch 2 5K, and body pump and HIIT and ate well, and meditated, and journaled so little it doesn’t count, i didn’t do any art but i did scrap!

I celebrate: i celebrate having slightly shorter days every day this week.

 I am grateful for:  i had a lovely breakfast with my friend Leslie at work this week and it was really nice.

Karen’s Points: I did couch 2 5K all 3 days this week, I also did 3 Body Pump classes and one HIIT class. I am still caffeine, sugar and grain and dairy free (though I ate 5 jelly beans). I drink soy decaf cappuccinos still.  Still a bit too high on nuts and fruit but overall I’d say I’m pretty solid here. I’ve noticed that the morning routine is no problem but the evening routine is still super tough and i haven’t had the chance to sit with it yet.

A Change I embraced: a lot of change around me at the moment, i am trying to sit with it all.

I let go of: Controlling a few situations at work this week. I am learning to sit back. 

Core Desired Feelings Check-in:

  • Fresh: Nathaniel and I are doing a new online course.
  • Magical: Getting to scrap our holiday was very magical
  • Lighter: a bit lighter this week, it really helped to drive home one hour earlier.
  • True: truth is i am all over the place with how i feel and i really wish i could do better with the journaling.

Where I chose Joy: nathaniel and i had a math marathon on thursday that was really joyful for me.

I showed up for:  my kids. and for myself this week.

A Mistake I made this week: i think i am pushing a few boundaries at work and i am too worried about it all, so I am trying to make sure i don’t spin when the situation is unclear.

What I tolerated this week: still too tired and just some annoying communication breakages.

My mood this week was: slow. 

I forgive myself for: not being able to break out of my old tapes.

What I love right now:  the few weeks of summer we have left because i really love my morning routine at the moment even though it’s hard, it’s also so peaceful.


Weekly Reflection is a year-long project for 2018. You can read more about my projects for 2018 here.

Weekly Reflection 2018 – 30


How I got Stronger this week: This week was really tough. I worked out a lot and pretty consistently even though I didn’t fully sleep through the night any night this week. I had a lot of meetings, and got a lot of work done. I also saw a friend from high school and spent time with my kids working. Made dinner each night. I feel like I worked at being the strongest version of myself along several verticals this week.

Top Goals Review: i had my talk at work, I did couch 2 5K and exercised ate well, meditated, didn’t journal enough and didn’t do enough art. I cooked for jake, did math and physics with david and did math, vocab and comp sci with Nathaniel. Pretty solid.

I celebrate: I celebrate making it to the end of this week. I am sore all over.

 I am grateful for:  having some work to do now that I am excited to do.

Karen’s Points: I did couch 2 5K all 3 days this week, I also did 4 Body Pump classes and one HIIT class. IT was a lot, I am sore all over. I meditated 3 days, I am still caffeine, sugar and grain and dairy free. I drink soy decaf cappuccinos now because I drank milk last week and had a reaction.  Still a bit too high on nuts and fruit but overall I’d say I’m pretty solid here. I’ve noticed that the morning routine is no problem but the evening routine doesn’t exist for me so I need to incorporate those things into my day better. 

A Change I embraced: mostly having a really crazy week this week.

I let go of: doing any actual work this week, i worked over the weekend instead.

Core Desired Feelings Check-in:

  • Fresh: I have a few fresh new projects I am excited about.
  • Magical: I saw my highschool friend Ebru and her family on Friday and that was awesome.
  • Lighter: not so light this week. though the meditation is helping.
  • True: truth is i am frustrated with having to build up my strength so slowly. but it’s the only way.

Where I chose Joy: the meetings, while a lot of them, have actually been joyful.

I showed up for:  my friend. my husband. and at work this week.

A Mistake I made this week: i put too many meetings on cal this week. i won’t do that again.

What I tolerated this week: a lot of soreness, tiredness, i need to see how i can make it better.

My mood this week was: tired. 

I forgive myself for: how long this whole thing takes.

What I love right now:  my family. i love love love them so much.


Weekly Reflection is a year-long project for 2018. You can read more about my projects for 2018 here.

Weekly Reflection 2018 – 29


How I got Stronger this week: This was my first full week back since vacation and it felt like the week would never end. I am not sure why I was so desperately waiting for Friday but the week felt like it dragged. I worked on my physical strength a lot this week. Though my emotional strength was a bit out of whack. Overall, though I feel I put in the work to show up for my kids, my husband, my work, exercise, and nutrition this week. The main thing I didn’t do that I would have liked to do more was to spend time doing art and journaling. I had intended to be more intentional this week and I think I did that reasonably well. 

Top Goals Review: i setup a lot of 1-1s and did a little bit of thinking about both September and December. I continued on the couch 2 5k even though it kicked my ass. i did other exercise too and i continue to eat well. i didn’t journal much and i did very little art. I did physics and math with david and vocab and programming with nathaniel. 

I celebrate: I celebrate sticking with both good nutrition and exercise hygiene. It’s hard but I am doing it.

 I am grateful for:  long summer days that make it easier to be outside running at 6am.

Karen’s Points: I Body Pump on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. I did HIIT on Thursday and went running on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I’ve also been meditating a little bit at a time. I’ve been eating caffeine free, sugar free, grain free and dairy free. I’d say it’s whole30 cause i don’t eat legumes either but some of the eggs i have are cooked with rice bran oil so i think that disqualifies whole 30. net-net i am eating healthy with possibly a little too much fruit.

A Change I embraced: being back at work in full and couch25k are the two biggest changes this week.

I let go of: doing anything at night this week. i worked with my kids, cooked and then rested. i was too tired. 

Core Desired Feelings Check-in:

  • Fresh: nathaniel and i started a new programming class, david and i started calc 2. i hope those count 🙂
  • Magical: processing all the photos from our vacation has been magical for me.
  • Lighter: i feel slower, lighter, and calmer now that i am back. 
  • True: truth is i am constantly a work in progress. i get hung up on so many things and would much rather be able to shed all my worries that aren’t serving me.

Where I chose Joy: I chose to spend a little bit of time with my friend this week and it was really special.

I showed up for:  my husband this week, cooking him dinner every night. i don’t usually do that but we’ve both been trying to eat much better and avoid certain foods we have sensitivities towards. 

A Mistake I made this week: i am worried a bunch about things that i am not sure are worth it, as in i am not sure if there’s a there there but i can’t seem to stop spinning.

What I tolerated this week: a lot of soreness still, so much hardship with cardio in both running and HIIT.

My mood this week was: calm. 

I forgive myself for: worrying a lot, spinning, and trying so very hard. and also for craving sugar so much!

What I love right now:  the long summer days even though they are getting shorter, i love them so.


Weekly Reflection is a year-long project for 2018. You can read more about my projects for 2018 here.

Weekly Reflection 2018 – 28


How I got Stronger this week: Oh man. I’ve been working hard at beating my jet lag or at least trying to seriously get my life going. I have gone right back to exercising and trying to take care of my health. I also spent some time thinking about my goals for the second half of this year. I jumped right back into work and have had a productive week. I’m grateful.

Top Goals Review: all this is moot since it’s been two weeks.

I celebrate: I celebrate our awesome vacation. how lucky are we?

I am grateful for:  my life.

Karen’s Points: I did Body pump Wednesday and HIIT on Thursday. I also started Couch 2 5K and did it on Wednesday and Friday. I’m very sore. I’ve started doing Whole30 again too just to reset a bit. 

A Change I embraced: all the travel was quite the change.

I let go of: quickly catching up and fighting jetlag.

Core Desired Feelings Check-in:

  • Fresh: a lot of fresh new life in my travels.
  • Magical: seeing Barcelona was magical for me.
  • Lighter: much lighter now that we took some wonderful time away and we have some quiet time without travel ahead.
  • True: truth is i am working on becoming a better version of myself.

Where I chose Joy: most of our vacation was pure joy.

I showed up for:  my job this week in honor of trying to catch up quickly.

A Mistake I made this week: overstressing.

What I tolerated this week: jet lag + soreness.

My mood this week was: tired. 

I forgive myself for: not being where i wish i were, it will take time but i’ll get there.

What I love right now:  being back home.


Weekly Reflection is a year-long project for 2018. You can read more about my projects for 2018 here.

Weekly Reflection 2018 – 25


How I got Stronger this week: I started this week in Boston as our trip didn’t end until Monday night. I was very tired and jet lagged but I still showed up at the gym three times this week and worked pretty hard. I also did my best to really show up for my family. We had a serious delay on our flight on Monday so I was able to successfully change it to an earlier flight and get us home a bit earlier. I also got a bunch of work done as soon as I was back. Net net, I did the best I could this week. 

Top Goals Review: I got the doc written but the allyship email is not done, tied a lot of loose ends. exercised. ate so so, did some self care and sleep was also so so. i did hug the kids and jake A LOT.

I celebrate: I celebrate extended family time. it was wonderful.

I am grateful for:  my husband. my sister. everyone at work who’s been so kind to me this week. there’s so much kindness around me.

Karen’s Points: I did Body pump both Wednesday and Friday this week and did HIIT on Thursday. I was sore all week. With all the travel, my food was so so but I can’t say that it was terrible.

A Change I embraced: being gone all weekend and changing flights, there was lots of change to embrace this week.

I let go of: having much alone time :).

Core Desired Feelings Check-in:

  • Fresh: a lot of fresh new conversations with jake’s relatives
  • Magical: seeing all the kids together was truly magical
  • Lighter: a tiny bit lighter now that one trip is behind us.
  • True: truth is that it was actually quite lovely if i can get out of my head. i wish i could.

Where I chose Joy: being with my nephews was pure pure joy!

I showed up for:  jake, i wanted to do this for him and i managed to make it happen. 

A Mistake I made this week: many many mistakes throughout the weekend but all in my head thankfully.

What I tolerated this week: a lot lot lot lot of socializing

My mood this week was: tired. 

I forgive myself for: whatever i am experiencing right now. i am going to get better. it will be ok.

What I love right now:  vacation!


Weekly Reflection is a year-long project for 2018. You can read more about my projects for 2018 here.

Weekly Reflection 2018 – 24


How I got Stronger this week: This was a good week for exercise and a mostly good week for eating healthier. I got a medium amount of work done but I wasn’t as productive as i would have liked. Mentally I am still not in the best place which is definitely having an effect on my ability to want to be stronger or show up in a way I’d like. I wish there was a way to snap out of it so that I could just do that.

Top Goals Review: i got the sessions somewhat organized,  i didn’t really focus on allyship but i did catch up a bit. I exercised daily and ate reasonably well, i did more self care than usual and slept well. i didn’t focus on summer plans much so i will have to do that either next week or after the trip.

I celebrate: I celebrate first week of summer with my boys.

I am grateful for:  the gym at work. it’s been helping me take chances and try new classes, i am really grateful for that.

Karen’s Points: I exercised each week day, Monday I did both some cardio (running, rowing, stairs) and then took a body shred class which nearly killed me, Tuesday and Wednesday I did Body Pump (and a bit of elliptical on Wednesday), Thursday I did a HIIT class which also nearly killed me. Friday I did Body Pump again. My breakfast and lunches were mostly healthy and focused on nutrition. Dinner is a bit more challenging still. 

A Change I embraced: transitioning to summer involved driving nathaniel back and forth a lot this week, it’s been challenging, but also wonderful to see how much he’s enjoying himself.

I let go of: being able to get everything I had in mind done.

Core Desired Feelings Check-in:

  • Fresh: the two classes were fresh and showed me that i can do them (even if they nearly kill me)
  • Magical: seeing nathaniel’s camp has been very magical
  • Lighter: not feeling very light lately, life is well but my head is really not well
  • True: truth is that i am still struggling more than I would like

Where I chose Joy: i spent several days working at home in my back year this week and it was wonderful

I showed up for:  nathaniel this week and jake since they left early 

A Mistake I made this week: some major procrastination this week which wasn’t great

What I tolerated this week: a lot of blah.

My mood this week was: distracted. 

I forgive myself for: being where i am, i am a work in progress.

What I love right now:  that i am about to see my nephews so very soon.


Weekly Reflection is a year-long project for 2018. You can read more about my projects for 2018 here.