Weekly Reflection 2018 – 29


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.

Weekly Reflection 2018 – 23


How I got Stronger this week: This was a mixed week as they mostly seem to be in life. I went to the gym every day at work, so that was good. I intended not to eat sugar during the week but that was nearly impossible with the stress of running the summit, so that was less good. The summit seemed to have gone really well, so that was good. Net-net I’d put this week in the “got stronger” column if I had to pick one. 

Top Goals Review: the pm summit is done done done! strategy session is not booked but that was on purpose. I feel positive about the direction those are going. i exercised daily and my nutrition was so so. we made it through the last day of school!

I celebrate: I celebrate being done with the summit and having it go smoothly.

I am grateful for:  my friend Cagla who’s visiting San Francisco for work and spent the night with me on Friday. I can’t even remember when we saw each other last, so it was a real wonderful treat.

Karen’s Points: I exercised each week day, I did Body Pump on Monday and Tuesday and Friday. Took a Spin class on Wednesday for the first time in 20 years and I did yoga on Thursday. The food was more of a mixed bag but I also did some reasonable self care especiallt considering how insane this week was. 

A Change I embraced: lots of little changes in the summit and i did my best to go with the flow.

I let go of: anything i had to do most night and just went right to bed as i was completely wiped.

Core Desired Feelings Check-in:

  • Fresh: the spin class counts for my fresh this week
  • Magical: seeing cagla was fresh and magical.
  • Lighter: much lighter now that the summits are all done!
  • True: truth is that i am still struggling more than I would like

Where I chose Joy: hanging out with my high school friend was the definition of joy.

I showed up for:  the summit, and last day of school for my kiddos!

A Mistake I made this week: hmm. several in the summit. but mostly just being so hard on myself is what’s eating me the most lately.

What I tolerated this week: exhaustion.

My mood this week was: focused. 

I forgive myself for: not eating as well as i could have, it was a long few days.

What I love right now:  summer. i am so glad it’s here!


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

Weekly Reflection 2018 – 22

How I got Stronger this week: I decided enough was enough after wallowing all weekend so I went back to the gym at work this week and worked out every day both at home and at work, except Friday when I worked out at work twice. I took a Barre class, two Body Pump classes, one Yoga, and one Pilates. I also did the Tabata at home. I ate no sugar until Friday when I had a very small amount which was likely in my vinaigrette dressing. I ate three meals with no snacks in between except for one piece of cheese or carrots. I tried to be reasonably disciplined about drinking a lot of water. I tried to sleep as much as possible and I worked pretty hard when awake. I also took personal time on Wednesday to get my hair done. I went to support Nathaniel for his culmination. I took some of Friday off to take care of myself and do logistical stuff. I did my best to show up this week and get myself on to a more positive cycle. I am proud of what I did. I have a long way to go but I made progress.

Top Goals Review: the pm summit is still changing a bit of course but hopefully ready-ish. here’s to hoping it goes well. i did a tiny amount of self work but i did eat better and i exercised. went to nathaniel’s culmination, hugged david all day when he got back from his trip, and spent time watching movies and hugging Jake.

I celebrate: I celebrate going back to the gym, my favorite teacher was so kind and so excited to see me that it was huge joy. 

I am grateful for:  feeling sore all over again, getting myself into a better cycle, my husband’s unbounded kindess. 

Karen’s Points: exercised, did tabata, ate better, i am making progress.

A Change I embraced: it was super hard without david this week. i missed him so so so much.

I let go of: postponing and just started showing up

Core Desired Feelings Check-in:

  • Fresh: exercise baby. i am hoping to go even further next week crossing fingers.
  • Magical: magical to have the love of my husband.
  • Lighter: feeling lighter finally, not light but lighter, thanks to my husband and the gym
  • True: truth is that this will be a process and i am hoping i will keep at it

Where I chose Joy: friday morning at the gym was especially fun thanks to Molly!!

I showed up for:  myself this week.

A Mistake I made this week: i was a bit too much in one of the meetings i had this week and worried a lot that i offended someone. i should have touched base with them ahead of time and i felt bad about that.

What I tolerated this week: soreness all over.

My mood this week was: better, calmer. 

I forgive myself for: waiting this long.

What I love right now:  the gym, the warm days, school almost being over, having david back!


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

Weekly Reflection 2018 – 21

How I got Stronger this week: I spent most of this week feeling jetlagged and going to bed too late and waking up really tired. I didn’t exercise all week until Saturday so net net we’re going to say this wasn’t really a week I got stronger. I did show up at work each day, I took risks, I learned, I tried, I am trying pretty hard daily now. So if those count, we can add this week to the “win” column I guess.

Top Goals Review: the pm summit is finally reasonably organized. here’s to hoping it goes well. i made no plan, i am really too tired. i did spend a lot of time supporting Nathaniel. 

I celebrate: I celebrate Nathaniel’s awesome project. 

I am grateful for: good news my mom got this week. 

Karen’s Points: did the tabata only once this week. will do better next week.

A Change I embraced: this new job has been a journey and i am trying to figure out what’s good and not as good, and it’s constant change for me.

I let go of: most everything this week, too. i spent time hugging my family at night instead.

Core Desired Feelings Check-in:

  • Fresh: started refreshing my italian since that’s our next trip.
  • Magical: magical to see nathaniel’s project coming together.
  • Lighter: not feeling all that light this week
  • True: truth is that things are still where they were last week.

Where I chose Joy: had a wonderful hour hanging out with my friend Kelly 

I showed up for:  Nathaniel this week.

A Mistake I made this week: i am just still feeling down. i need to do the work but i am in a bad part of the cycle so it’s making it harder.

What I tolerated this week: a lot of catching up.

My mood this week was: jetlagged. 

I forgive myself for: not exercising, i’ll get back on it

What I love right now:  being back home still, i love being home and i really am loving the nicer weather finally.


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

Weekly Reflection 2018 – 20

How I got Stronger this week: This was a tough week. I had a super-long way to Tokyo through Seoul and there was a delay so by the time I got to Tokyo, I was really exhausted. And with the exception of the next day, I woke up between 2:40 and 3:20am every day.  I was wiped almost every single night. But of course it was also wonderful. I got to connect with my work mates. I worked out two of the days and  we spent one day running around Tokyo and doing drumming. I wasn’t feeling my best so it was tough emotionally either but there were moments of joy and learning and most importantly the actual summit was successful, I think. So net net it was a week of getting stronger. I have one more summit to get through and then I can breathe a little bit.

Top Goals Review: the pm summit is still making progress. tokyo summit went well. do tabata twice. did not journal. ate so so, rested a lot but not successfully. chatted daily, came home 🙂

I celebrate: I celebrate being back home with my family. 

I am grateful for: a reasonably successful summit.

Karen’s Points: still doing the tabata. 

A Change I embraced: tokyo, food, hours, feeling off.

I let go of: trying to do everything. i slept and rested and did work i needed to do but not much more.

Core Desired Feelings Check-in:

  • Fresh: i tried some japanese food which is a big deal for me.
  • Magical: magical to be in tokyo again after all those years.
  • Lighter: lighter now that i am back from the trip
  • True: truth is that i am still tired and all the other feelings i mentioned yesterday. i am off but i will work on it. i don’t want to feel this way.

Where I chose Joy: Jake’s hugs when I got in, Nathaniel’s hugs when he got off the bu, and seeing David back from his trip were the highlights of my week. 

I showed up for:  work this week.

A Mistake I made this week: i overworried, i yelled at my son for biting his nails, i need to work on myself.

What I tolerated this week: exhaustion.

My mood this week was: down. 

I forgive myself for: feeling off. it’s going to be ok.

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 – 19

How I got Stronger this week: This was the week in between, when I was home for a few days before I take off again. I was tired and didn’t have a lot of free time but I still tried to exercise several times. I did the Tabata a few of the days and rested on the others. I worked for Google IO for a few days, I also went out to book club one night and went to the kids’ school 4 times this week so it was full full full. I will say that I have a long list of things rattling in my mind and I am wishing I had some time to seriously slow down and think about them. Unfortunately, I am not sure that will happen anytime reasonably soon. I will be in Tokyo next week and then I am home for four weeks but I have another big summit to plan during that time as well as all the end of the school year activities. After that we are traveling East and then come home briefly to then go on our big summer trip. So there’s no rest until around July for me. At which point, I am sure I will need a few weeks to catch up on my work and jetlag and more. So maybe August is my slow month before a new school year starts and puts everything into a frenzy again. Anyhow all this is weighing heavily on me lately and I feel like I am having a tough time catching up to my life. So my ability to fulfill some of the goals of wanting to be stronger is feeling weaker than I’d like. Maybe what I need is a re-definition of the word strong here. Or some way of framing myself to be able to be successful in between all the trips. I don’t want these two months to feel like a blur. I want to live the days but I also want to give myself some room to breathe. Anyhow, this is not about how I got stronger, but more about what I’m struggling with in this space, I guess. 

Top Goals Review: the pm summit is shaping up a bit more and I am feeling so-so about it still but optimistic that we will pull something together. Did the HIIT (tabata really), didn’t journal a lick, ate so-so and rested but not enough. Packed again. Helped Nathaniel and snuggled with him and spent some time with David and Jake, too. 

I celebrate: I celebrate Nathaniel’s wonderful time away from home, i celebrate my husband who had a great meeting this week, and i celebrate david who performed this week. 

I am grateful for: the lovely weather we’ve been having this week, a little sunshine can fix so many things.

Karen’s Points: tabata this month, i alternate between two different ones and then take a rest day.

A Change I embraced: nothing super specific is coming to mind this week. i was jetlagged but decided to roll with it and go to bed late and still wake up at 6am to see if I can help prep myself for Tokyo. we’ll find out.

I let go of: i dropped the ball in all sorts of ways this week but i am not sure that i let go of any of it, i just really feel tired.

Core Desired Feelings Check-in:

  • Fresh: really liking doing the japanese and a lot of the IO work was fresh 🙂
  • Magical: magical to see how excited nathaniel was to leave on his school trip
  • Lighter: lighter with knowing i might finally have a back fill.
  • True: truth is that i am tired. i am feeling sad. overwhelmed. and a bit disconnected from myself lately. i am also happy and grateful but underneath it, i am struggling with aligning my expectations with my life lately.

Where I chose Joy: i went to pick up nathaniel when he got back from his trip and it was the best moment of my week.

I showed up for:  my kids this week. spent a lot of time with N on his project

A Mistake I made this week: i really broke my son’s heart last night and i am still heartbroken about it. i apologized and he accepted of course because he’s kind and loving but i am really sad about it.

What I tolerated this week: a lot of churn.

My mood this week was: tired but grateful, too. 

I forgive myself for: still not feeling grounded for the summit work. it will come together, i have faith.

What I love right now: The greatest showman soundtrack.


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

Weekly Reflection 2018 – 18

How I got Stronger this week: I’d hate to be repetitive but this, too, was a challenging week, I think I have about 5 of these coming up. I was in Australia all week and worked a bit of USA timezone as well as all of the Australia time zone. I woke up 2am one day for a meeting I wanted to make sure to dial into but otherwise it was relatively reasonable. I went to bed 7-8pm every night and woke up 4am every morning. I did HIIT two of the four days I was there and I plan to do it every day this week, too. It was hard but I am on it. 

Top Goals Review: no speaker yet but still actively looking, didn’t really do very much here in general. may exercise is HIIT, journaled a total of zero times, ate so so, did rest a lot. helped nathaniel and talked to kids daily!

I celebrate: I celebrate being back home safely.

I am grateful for: the really good performance review I received this time around. super super grateful for people’s kindness.

Karen’s Points: working on HIIT for this month.

A Change I embraced: I ended up spending Saturday at work but it was worthwhile.

I let go of: worrying about time zones and what had to be done when and did as much as i could.

Core Desired Feelings Check-in:

  • Fresh: started taking duolingo lessons online in preparation for my Tokyo trip.
  • Magical: magical to get to snuggle with my kids. also i saw the Greatest Show on Earth on the plane which was also magical.
  • Lighter: Lighter now that Sydney trip is done. Now I can fully focus on my new job.
  • True: still feeling off. i was hoping to take some time in SYD but i had a lot of company on the way there and back so no moments alone and then i ended up sleeping at 7 each night so no time to work there either. Maybe I’ll get luckier with the trip to TOK.

Where I chose Joy: i chose joy for an hour on Friday when I went to go sit by the beach.

I showed up for:  my old team this week by traveling to Sydney and putting together the summit. 

A Mistake I made this week: i am still jumping the gun a bit more often than I’d like. I’d like to be quieter and more patient.

What I tolerated this week: exhaustion.

My mood this week was: so-so. 

I forgive myself for: not getting enough done, i will catch up. 

What I love right now: my family and how much i love being with them.


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

Weekly Reflection 2018 – 17

How I got Stronger this week: I made it through this reasonably challenging week. I had a lot of work and trips to school and just things to get through this week and I did it all. I also exercised all but 2 days. Net net, I tried to be my best self this week despite feeling a bit off. 

Top Goals Review: iterated on the summits and sent both emails, didn’t get strategy sessions on cal yet. did pilates almost daily. didn’t journal or figure out the food, will pack for sydney. nathaniel’s birthday was awesome, booked cars for europe, finished camps and helped nathaniel. 

I celebrate: I celebrate my little boy turning nine!!

I am grateful for: i know it seems repetitive to keep saying my husband but i swear i’m grateful for him ten times a day lately.

Karen’s Points: i don’t want to keep writing what i’ve already written. nothing’s changed here. i’d like to pick a may exercise and i’d like to get better with food. until i do, i don’t want to keep whining.

A Change I embraced: i ended up having to go back to work on Friday afternoon and I managed the whole thing well.

I let go of: the idea that i don’t disappoint someone, i am in a situation where someone is constantly disappointed.

Core Desired Feelings Check-in:

  • Fresh: spent some time working with both kids and it was great learning for me.
  • Magical: it was magical to spend half a day with Nathaniel at work this week.
  • Lighter: Lighter now that some of the events are behind me or coming really soon.
  • True: feeling a bit off this week. a lot of headaches and just feeling down. 

Where I chose Joy: i chose joy with Nathaniel this week so we could celebrate his special day.

I showed up for: Nathaniel by helping him with his passion project. 

A Mistake I made this week: i cut someone off as they were speaking, in front of a lot of people. i felt awful. 

What I tolerated this week: i’m feeling very tired and off so i’ve been tolerating that.

My mood this week was: down. 

I forgive myself for: having a bit of and off week, it will be ok. 

What I love right now: while i am going to be tired, i am excited about both of my upcoming trips


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

Weekly Reflection 2018 – 16

How I got Stronger this week: I am pretty proud of my progress this week. Not only have I been doing the pilates every day but I also took a lesson on Saturday learning how to ride a bike. I’ve made several attempts over the last 25 years but this was the first one without Jake and with a professional. I did well I think but I was super super scared. I am hoping that I can ride bikes when I am in Italy so I am really motived to make this happen. As we move into May, I am super conscious of my goals for 2018 and how I know we’re 1/3 of the way done with this year. I am about to get into a pretty intense and stressful period at work and I want to keep remembering that I want to get stronger in all the ways this year. Physically, emotionally, mentally. I feel like I am challenging myself in almost all the ways now and that means I have to make sure to put moments of rest in between. 

Top Goals Review: working on what’s next, getting the summits squared away, making summer plans. i am on most of this. i did the pilates daily, but the journaling and the food are a total fail. i don’t even know what’s going on. bought nathaniel’s presents, didn’t book cars, almost done with camps.

I celebrate: I celebrate biking baby!!

I am grateful for: the incredible support I am getting at work, especially from a few people. i am so so grateful for the kindness of others.

Karen’s Points: doing pilates and skin still but i am really failing in all the other ways. the food is something i think about often because for a while I was eating so well and I don’t know what happened and I will say that i still deeply crave healthy food and don’t really enjoy eating other food (it actually tastes less good now, except chocolate of course.) and yet I still make poor choices mostly out of feeling overwhelmed, rushed or tired. So I need to make it easy for myself to eat healthier. Journaling is also a disaster and I honestly don’t know what to do there. I need to find a system where I do it early morning. At the moment, I use that time to exercise.

A Change I embraced: things changed all over the place in my schedule this week and I did my best to go with the flow. 

I let go of: my fear so that my kids could climb and have adventures.

Core Desired Feelings Check-in:

  • Fresh: biking, that was the big learning moment this week.
  • Magical: it was magical to get a few unexpected moments of quiet time on Wednesday.
  • Lighter: Lighter this week knowing the crazy weeks are coming.
  • True: still feeling quite tired. I think eating well could really help here, too.

Where I chose Joy: i chose joy by sitting outside a lot this week. Also I am doing 100 moments of Joy for my 100-day project!

I showed up for: my manager quite a bit this week. 

A Mistake I made this week: this was a reasonably ok week. 

What I tolerated this week: learning to bike? a lot of tired days and sleepless nights.

My mood this week was: exhausted. 

I forgive myself for: messing up the food, i will figure things out. and for the journaling too. 

What I love right now: the challenges of my new job.


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

Weekly Reflection 2018 – 15

How I got Stronger this week: This was a week of work and vacation combined. The kids were on Spring Break all week. I worked on Monday and Tuesday and then we went to Southern California to begin our vacation. This was an atypical vacation for us in that we spent 4 nights in 3 different hotels. We spent the first almost three days in Garden Cove, California which is right near Disneyland. But we stayed in The Great Wolf Lodge which is a hotel with a giant waterpark in it. David had stayed in one of these in Washington, D.C. when he went with his class last year, so we came here because we knew he’d love it. And we weren’t wrong. In fact, all three boys loved it. When I was a teenager, I used to love all these things, too. But it seems I’ve grown out of them and didn’t really enjoy it all that much anymore. Mostly because that feeling of being scared a bit doesn’t really appeal to me anymore. I spent about 4 hours hanging put with them and doing a few rides and that was plenty for me. I am proud of myself for doing it because I’ll admit that I was quite scared and I’ve been feeling a bit off all week. I had very strong sciatica from a wedding I went to last week and I’ve been in pain all over and that also meant I can’t sleep well so I’ve been exhausted to boot. But I drove more than halfway to down here, I went on the water slides, and I did my pilates every single morning. I’ve been keeping at getting stronger. I know I have such a long way to go and sometimes that makes me really sad but then I remind myself that I am trying every single day and that’s the best I can do for now. When I can do more, I will.

Top Goals Review: almost booked speaker, we are pretty much set. Getting summit organized, made a lot of progress. did pilates daily. did not book cars yet. booked a few summer camps, have ideas for others as well. have not figured out dinner 🙁 bought a few presents for nathaniel and will buy more. Enjoyed vacation! 

I celebrate: I celebrate our lovely little vacation. I love being with my family.

I am grateful for: California. I love this state. I love living here. 

Karen’s Points: doing pilates and skin still and the journaling now. i’ve made no progress here and my life is only going to get more hectic in the next few months, so I am not sure what to do.

A Change I embraced: vacation is all about change. I am working on adjusting. 

I let go of: so many of my issues so I could enjoy the water park with the kids.

Core Desired Feelings Check-in:

  • Fresh: water park was fresh and new for me.
  • Magical: it was magical to see my kids having so much fun and to be together as a family for a little while.
  • Lighter: Lighter now that i’ve been on vacation a little bit.
  • True: i’m feeling pretty exhausted. I think I will need to take some stock and figure out how to feel less exhausted before my two long, long trips in May.

Where I chose Joy: i chose joy by taking my whole family on vacation.

I showed up for: everyone. 🙂

A Mistake I made this week: i had a bit of an awkward (i thought so at least) moment at work but I am working on letting it go.

What I tolerated this week: a lot lot lot lot of sciatica pain. a lot. 🙁

My mood this week was: grateful and exhausted. 

I forgive myself for: feeling so extremely tired. 

What I love right now: my boys, my life, my moments when i can pause enough to enjoy them.


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