Everyday Magic – 04

Weekly Intention:  This is a short week since it’s a 3-day weekend. One intention I have is not to let this weekend go to waste. That is to say I want to make sure we go on at least 1 if not 2 adventures this weekend. It’s easy for me to sit at home and read and draw and journal and work, all of which are fine but i also want to do things together, however small/big. Ok now, for the week, my intention this week is to get organized and add the meetings i’ve been intending to on the calendar and feel a bit of momentum and check in period. Listen and learn.

This month’s intention is: Seeing the Magic: Pay attention to your life. Make note of all the magic around you. See the people who love, cherish, and honor you. Thank people, show them that you see them. this week i want to pay attention to the really small things. and the really big things. let’s see what i come back with.

One way I will show up this week:  I will try to listen with intent to find seams of things this week. areas where i can help.

One magic I will make this week: art at work for 30 mins at least twice if i can pull it off. 

This week, I will pay attention to: sleeping more on time. slowing down in the evenings. figuring out what “magic of me” is about 

This week, I will be kinder to: my kids. i love them so so so much.

This week, I will focus on pleasing: me i think. i need a bit of self-care.

One new thing I will learn this week: still not doing the online class. meh. but i want to focus on the “magic of me” part first. 

I am looking forward to:  the short week. i wish all weekends were 3-day 

This week’s challenges: a lot of back to back 30 mins meetings this week, i will have to figure out how to pace myself.

Top Goals: 

  • Work: get meetings on calendar, revise plans, start communicating them. schedule some agenda items, start the email.
  • Personal: keep up with journaling + art + yoga, pushups, gym.
  • Family: do physics with david,  math with nathaniel. cook for Jake. family photos and celebrations. go on at least one adventure.

I will focus on my values:

  • Love:  love my life, pay attention to what’s good about it.
  • Learn: about the magic of me goals.
  • Peace: peace with the weather, the winter, the cold/dark.
  • Service: service to work this week again, getting things going.
  • Gratitude: gratitude for my husband who is endlessly patient. 

This week, I want to remember:  that it is ok to be in the season i am in. i also want to honor mary oliver and remember what i want to do with my one precious life.


Everyday Magic is a year-long project for 2019. You can read more about my projects for 2019 here.

Everyday Magic – 03

Weekly Intention:  This week will be a bit more hectic than last week was but hopefully not a lot. My intention this week is still to go slow. Be home as often as possible, journal, be grounded, listen and try to pay attention.

This month’s intention is: Seeing the Magic: Pay attention to your life. Make note of all the magic around you. See the people who love, cherish, and honor you. Thank people, show them that you see them. Still going strong on the letters. Maybe I can add one new thing this week.

One way I will show up this week:  I will try to be kinder this week. Listen with the intent to help everyone I meet with.

One magic I will make this week: I didn’t get to do art at night during the week last week so I am going to see if it can be this week’s magic. 

This week, I will pay attention to: how to handle myself better in the evenings when I am tired and worn out.

This week, I will be kinder to: people at work. let’s see if it makes a difference in how i feel.

This week, I will focus on pleasing: nathaniel. let’s see if i can focus on him.

One new thing I will learn this week: i didn’t pick an online class last week :/ this week i will figure out what math to teach Nathaniel. 

I am looking forward to:  getting my hair done. 

This week’s challenges: getting all the routines decided and set at work.

Top Goals: 

  • Work: review 2019 plans, get meetings on calendar.
  • Personal: keep up with journaling + art + yoga, pushups, gym.
  • Family: start physics with david. find math with nathaniel. cook for Jake. family photos and celebrations.

I will focus on my values:

  • Love:  stay grounded, show my love more. say kind words. celebrate others. show them why they are awesome.
  • Learn: go back to doing art again. just for you.
  • Peace: peace with moving slower than I would like to.
  • Service: service to work this week, getting things going.
  • Gratitude: gratitude for my mom’s checkup results being well. 

This week, I want to remember:  that how I spend my days is how I spend my life.


Everyday Magic is a year-long project for 2019. You can read more about my projects for 2019 here.

Everyday Magic – 02

Weekly Intention:  This promises to be a reasonably light week at work. My intention this week is to ease back into things. To be present, to be calm and grounded and to slowly get back into routine. 

This month’s intention is: Seeing the Magic: Pay attention to your life. Make note of all the magic around you. See the people who love, cherish, and honor you. Thank people, show them that you see them. I’ve started sending daily letters to my mom and exchanging weekly letters with my friend Kelly.  For January, I will continue to honor that.

One way I will show up this week:  I will listen more this week. Try not to commit to anything and stay in the place of collecting information.

One magic I will make this week: Let’s go with art. I will try to do art at least one night this week.

This week, I will pay attention to: my feelings. what sets me off, what triggers me.

This week, I will be kinder to: my husband. he is always so so kind to me, i want to make sure to pay it back.

This week, I will focus on pleasing: myself, i want to be able to extend myself grace through this transition. 

One new thing I will learn this week: i will pick an online class to take this week.

I am looking forward to:  transitioning back into routine.

This week’s challenges:  lol. transitioning back to routine 🙂

Top Goals: 

  • Work: align with my manager on our goals for 2019.
  • Personal: keep up with journaling + art + yoga and start going to gym.
  • Family: restart physics with david. do math with nathaniel. cook for Jake. family photos and celebrations.

I will focus on my values:

  • Love:  remember what i love about work, life, me.
  • Learn: pick something new and fun to learn. remember that learning is not about knowing or mastering.
  • Peace: peace with the fact that transitions are hard for me.
  • Service: service to my family.
  • Gratitude: gratitude for all i have. 

This week, I want to remember:  that getting another turn around the sun is such a blessing. i am soaking in my days.


Everyday Magic is a year-long project for 2019. You can read more about my projects for 2019 here.