Everyday Magic – 26

Weekly Intention: [i do now have a bit of a prioritized list but not really. my plan here is to do it during week of july 1, i’ll try to keep myself accountable here.] this is our magical week. my intention is to be present and to do my best to keep anxiety at bay so magic can surface and envelop me. i am really really hoping i can surrender.

This month’s intention is: Big Magic: And here’s summer. Time to go big again. Add some magic to your days with your kids and husband. Take trips, add wonder and awe. If you’re going to go big once this year, this is the time. This is it. let’s let the magic happen!

One way I will show up this week:  present. open. surrendering.

One magic I will make this week: i will participate, i will show up, i will support my loved ones.

This week, I will pay attention to: the incredible awe-inspiring life around me

This week, I will be kinder to: my family and my husband.

This week, I will focus on pleasing: my family.

One new thing I will learn this week: i’ll be doing a lot of learning this week.

I am looking forward to: magic!

This week’s challenges: just a lot of logistics that I am hoping all goes well.

Top Goals:  only one top goal this week: Be Present and Drink in the Magic.

I will focus on my values:

  • Love: love for what we can do for each other.
  • Learn: learn how to surrender.
  • Peace: with not knowing all the details
  • Service: to my family.
  • Gratitude: for being able to add magic to our lives.

This week, I want to remember: getting to do my bucket list.


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

Everyday Magic – 25

Weekly Intention: [still no prioritized list.] This is my last week before I take a small amount of time off, so my intention this week is to focus really hard on work and button up as many things as I can so that I feel like I am at a good place to leave.

This month’s intention is: Big Magic: And here’s summer. Time to go big again. Add some magic to your days with your kids and husband. Take trips, add wonder and awe. If you’re going to go big once this year, this is the time. This is the week in between two pieces of magic.

One way I will show up this week:  motivated, driven, focused.

One magic I will make this week: get really organized both with my todo list and plan for the people.

This week, I will pay attention to: what needs to get done. where I can empower others more.

This week, I will be kinder to: everyone around me.

This week, I will focus on pleasing: all of the todo list items!

One new thing I will learn this week: a little bit about each of my team members and a solid understanding of what there is to do.

I am looking forward to: getting a lot done (crossing fingers!!)

This week’s challenges: Just a lot to do before I leave town.

Top Goals: 

  • Work: tokyo, get my todo list done, start personal plans
  • Personal: daily drawing, exercise, journal (!!), and restart yoga, sleep.
  • Family:  love and hug my people. make a summer plan for N. pack.

I will focus on my values:

  • Love: love for all my todo list.
  • Learn: learn how to be better organized.
  • Peace: with not being all perfect yet.
  • Service: to all the todo list still .
  • Gratitude: for having things to do.

This week, I want to remember: how excited I feel about stretching my boundaries.


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

Everyday Magic – 24

Weekly Intention: I find it hilarious that I still didn’t do a prioritized list. Maybe this week while I am away I can do it. This week my intention is to be really open. To listen, learn, be honest and show up to receive.

This month’s intention is: Big Magic: And here’s summer. Time to go big again. Add some magic to your days with your kids and husband. Take trips, add wonder and awe. If you’re going to go big once this year, this is the time. Oooh here we go. My leadership course in Santa Cruz is this week and I am reading for the work and the awe. Let’s go big.

One way I will show up this week:  open, curious, driven.

One magic I will make this week: i’d like to get a bit organized and be really present with my people.

This week, I will pay attention to: my career. my goals. that’s what the class is for.

This week, I will be kinder to: myself.

This week, I will focus on pleasing: my team and myself and my manager.

One new thing I will learn this week: i will get to learn about my career goals i hope.

I am looking forward to: the class

This week’s challenges: I am out of town Monday through Wednesday this week. It puts pressure on the other two days. And I will miss my family.

Top Goals: 

  • Work: think about my career goals, work with new teams to get organized, make a plan for settling org.
  • Personal: daily drawing, exercise, journal (!!), and restart yoga, sleep. baths at the hotel?
  • Family:  love and hug my people. make a summer plan.

I will focus on my values:

  • Love: love for my new teams.
  • Learn: learn to pay attention this week.
  • Peace: with not having the answers yet.
  • Service: to myself, my career and to my teams.
  • Gratitude: for my opportunities.

This week, I want to remember: that it’s going to be great.


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

Everyday Magic – 23

Weekly Intention: soooo…i still didn’t do this: My intention this week is to make a prioritized list for the next two weeks. Five things I want to move forward in a major way at work and five things for me or home. Let’s make a list, let’s get it done. That’s the plan. Get out of the slump. yep i know it’s getting ridiculous but most days in the last week i’ve just survived and this is one of those thriving things. so this week here’s what we do: i show up, i am present and I do the best I can. This is a crazy week so I will just be present and have no extra expectations.

This month’s intention is: Big Magic: And here’s summer. Time to go big again. Add some magic to your days with your kids and husband. Take trips, add wonder and awe. If you’re going to go big once this year, this is the time. Oooh here we go. This month comes with David’s middle school graduation, a leadership course in Santa Cruz, and a family trip to the Galapagos. Let the magic begin. Super grateful.

One way I will show up this week:  calm.

One magic I will make this week: we will see if this summit is magical

This week, I will pay attention to: this seems like a good plan still: sleep and exercise since i plan to work hard.

This week, I will be kinder to: all the people being impacted by all the changes.

This week, I will focus on pleasing: peeps at work.

One new thing I will learn this week: i will get to learn a lot this week.

I am looking forward to: the summit and school being over 🙂

This week’s challenges: tuesday and wednesday will be very long. friday is graduation day so i expect that will be long, too.

Top Goals: 

  • Work: meet new team, execute on summit, schedule 1-1s with new team, and get organized.
  • Personal: daily drawing, exercise, journal, and yoga, sleep.
  • Family:  graduation! submit broadcom. love and hug my people. make a summer plan.

I will focus on my values:

  • Love: love for all the people who are going to be struggling.
  • Learn: learn to listen this week.
  • Peace: with the insanity this week.
  • Service: to all the PMs.
  • Gratitude: for my life.

This week, I want to remember: that the days are long but the years are so so short.


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

Everyday Magic – 22

Weekly Intention: soooo…i still didn’t do this: My intention this week is to make a prioritized list for the next two weeks. Five things I want to move forward in a major way at work and five things for me or home. Let’s make a list, let’s get it done. That’s the plan. Get out of the slump. i will attempt it this week. but i will also just be heads down, working super hard this week, getting ready for the big event next week.

This month’s intention is: Quiet Magic: Time to rest a little bit before things get crazy again. By the end of this month, you have graduations, parties, transitions, culminations etc. Use the time to add some quiet to the days and really connect with the magic in your life again. i’ve done nothing on this. i need to ponder.

One way I will show up this week:  working hard.

One magic I will make this week: i have a hair appointment which is always magical. and i will go to school twice so it’s a lot of little moments for me.

This week, I will pay attention to: sleep and exercise since i plan to work hard.

This week, I will be kinder to: can we go with everyone this week?

This week, I will focus on pleasing: my work goals and the kids’ school end of year meetings.

One new thing I will learn this week: more about organizational development

I am looking forward to: getting everything squared away for the summit hopefully.

This week’s challenges: wednesday and friday mornings i drive to school and then work. friday night i drive back to school. it’s going to be a long week.

Top Goals: 

  • Work: get summit ready 100%, schedule 1-1s with new team, get organized!
  • Personal: daily drawing, exercise, journal, and yoga, sleep.
  • Family:  school events and just hug and support kids. help david decide about camp. help with broadcom.

I will focus on my values:

  • Love: love for all the people who support me so much.
  • Learn: learn how to be present and change my perspective.
  • Peace: just peace this week.
  • Service: to figuring out what’s next.
  • Gratitude: how loved and appreciated i am.

This week, I want to remember: that i want to have faith and assume good.


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

Everyday Magic – 21

Weekly Intention: soooo… this plan that i had…: My intention this week is to make a prioritized list for the next two weeks. Five things I want to move forward in a major way at work and five things for me or home. Let’s make a list, let’s get it done. That’s the plan. Get out of the slump. I still did not do any of it. I did not make a plan, I didn’t get it done, and I did not get out of the slump. So resetting it didn’t work either. So I am going to try to give it one more week and also to set the intention to slow down and be really present this week. Let’s see if that works.

This month’s intention is: Quiet Magic: Time to rest a little bit before things get crazy again. By the end of this month, you have graduations, parties, transitions, culminations etc. Use the time to add some quiet to the days and really connect with the magic in your life again. This week I will try to meditate daily.

One way I will show up this week:  Just present, open and listening this week and slowing down.

One magic I will make this week: i plan to work from home again one day and i will possibly see a work friend (actually two!) so that will be great if it sticks.

This week, I will pay attention to: what’s still weighing me down and see if i can actually offload a bit.

This week, I will be kinder to: my kids. super kind.

This week, I will focus on pleasing: my intention maybe? i feel like it would really help if i could do it

One new thing I will learn this week: maybe a little about organizational development

I am looking forward to: there’s a bit of magic every day this week but mostly sunday/monday when Jake is back here again!

This week’s challenges: No one day looks super challenging this week, hopefully.

Top Goals: 

  • Work: ok so here i think i just really need to step out of the “last minute ” mode and be more thoughtful so goal one is to make lists and prioritize them, goal 2 is to start implementing a bit.
  • Personal: daily drawing, journal, and yoga, sleep.
  • Family:  figure out summer #2, book final camps. rest. spend time with my family.

I will focus on my values:

  • Love: love for my life how it is now.
  • Learn: learn how to move in my role better.
  • Peace: peace with how i feel.
  • Service: to doing the bits of things that need getting done as summer approaches (and school ends, and summit is coming, and vacation is also coming, and a class in between the two.)
  • Gratitude: for my life.

This week, I want to remember: it’s all going to be ok. i can rest.


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

Everyday Magic – 20

Weekly Intention: So this was last week’s intention: My intention this week is to make a prioritized list for the next two weeks. Five things I want to move forward in a major way at work and five things for me or home. Let’s make a list, let’s get it done. That’s the plan. Get out of the slump. I did not do any of it. I did not make a plan, I didn’t get it done, and I did not get out of the slump. In fact, I think it’s fair to say I am deeper in the slump. Soooo… not sure what that means for setting intentions this week. Maybe I should just go with what I had set for last week or maybe I should set nothing since I am failing so miserably.

This month’s intention is: Quiet Magic: Time to rest a little bit before things get crazy again. By the end of this month, you have graduations, parties, transitions, culminations etc. Use the time to add some quiet to the days and really connect with the magic in your life again. I have been resting. I also would love to meditate a bit this month.

One way I will show up this week:  Hmm I want to show up less tired this week. More energetic. Is it possible I wonder.

One magic I will make this week: i will be going to book club hopefully. I also will work from home one day hopefully.

This week, I will pay attention to: how I feel. I think I need some stepping back, reflection time. (i think this bears repeating.)

This week, I will be kinder to: how patient i am with myself.

This week, I will focus on pleasing: a few todo list items, i think getting them off my chest will make me feel better.

One new thing I will learn this week: how to get stuff done? 🙂

I am looking forward to: Friday when I’ll be able to hug David again!!

This week’s challenges: David being gone is in fact really tough on me. Also Tuesday I will be traveling to the city. Monday will be a long day with my going out at night if I do.

Top Goals: 

  • Work: Ok let’s try this again: PM Summit schedule v1. A solid work on the site. Understanding priorities. Hi to all new team.
  • Personal: daily drawing, journal, and yoga, sleep, routine, no gluten.
  • Family:  figure out summer #2, book final camps. rest. spend time with Jake and Nathaniel.

I will focus on my values:

  • Love: Love for myself.
  • Learn: learn what’s important to get done before we head into the summer.
  • Peace: peace with how long things are taking me.
  • Service: to work. i need to get things done.
  • Gratitude: for my husband.

This week, I want to remember: i have more time than i think and less time than i think.


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

Everyday Magic – 19

Weekly Intention: Starting this week, David will be gone for two weeks away for a school trip. This week looks to be a reasonably typical work week with the exception of Tuesday when we have I/O. My intention this week is to make a prioritized list for the next two weeks. Five things I want to move forward in a major way at work and five things for me or home. Let’s make a list, let’s get it done. That’s the plan. Get out of the slump.

This month’s intention is: Quiet Magic: Time to rest a little bit before things get crazy again. By the end of this month, you have graduations, parties, transitions, culminations etc. Use the time to add some quiet to the days and really connect with the magic in your life again. I like this. I think I need it. Let’s see if I can make it happen.

One way I will show up this week:  I want to try to show up more open but also more frank. Asking for what I want.

One magic I will make this week: I will be co-hosting an event for the kids’ school.

This week, I will pay attention to: how I feel. I think I need some stepping back, reflection time.

This week, I will be kinder to: my definition of magic and expectations out of myself.

This week, I will focus on pleasing: my needs.

One new thing I will learn this week: maybe a bit of reflection time will really help me uncover what’s going on.

I am looking forward to: I/O a bit and Friday a bit, too.

This week’s challenges: David being gone will be really tough on me. Also Thursday will be a really long day.

Top Goals: 

  • Work: PM Summit schedule v1. A solid work on the site. Understanding priorities.
  • Personal: daily drawing, journal, and yoga, sleep, routine, no gluten.
  • Family:  figure out summer #2, book final camps. rest. spend time with Jake.

I will focus on my values:

  • Love: Love for May.
  • Learn: learn what’s important to get done before we head into the summer.
  • Peace: peace with where i am and with missing david.
  • Service: to work a bit.
  • Gratitude: for being so appreciated.

This week, I want to remember: that it matters to me to be intentional with my life and that it helps to step back and reset regularly. And it’s time.


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

Everyday Magic – 18

Weekly Intention: This week is a “typical” work week for me. I have a bunch of meetings and I am hoping to make it pretty productive hopefully. The house will be hectic: David and Jake will be in LA on Monday and Tuesday, Nathaniel leaves for camping with school Tuesday-Friday and then David leaves for Spain on Saturday. And then we celebrate Nathaniel’s birthday with a few friends on Sunday. Crazy. But also wonderful for all of them. My intention this week is to hug, love and be there for my kids. Have some conversations at work. And mostly try to be intentional with my time.

This month’s intention is: Making Magic: Go on adventures. Take trips with your family, make small and big bits of magic in your life. I still have one more summer vacation and 2-3 more camps to book but i am hopeful. Made lots of magic. and Jake and David get to take one more trip together.

One way I will show up this week:  I am going to be present, get back on schedule and feel a sense of normalcy.

One magic I will make this week: I’ll drop Nathaniel off and miss David’s Science Fair. (I was thinking I might fly last minute but I don’t think I will be able to pull it off.)

This week, I will pay attention to: both my boys. especially nathaniel when david is gone and especially david when nathaniel is gone.

This week, I will be kinder to: myself I think.

This week, I will focus on pleasing: both of the kids but especially david since he will be gone for 2 weeks after this week.

One new thing I will learn this week: possibly some choices at work.

I am looking forward to: going back to routine hopefully.

This week’s challenges: I have drop off and pick up on Monday, driving Nathaniel to school on Tuesday and I will be super sad to miss David’s science fair.

Top Goals: 

  • Work: one more turn of crank on PM summit plan, IO follow up, one round on site, perf.
  • Personal: daily drawing, journal, and yoga, sleep, get back to routine! no gluten Make some new exercise plan. Make food diary, too.
  • Family:  broadcom, figure out summer #2, book final camps. celebrate nathaniel. prep david for spain. prep Nathaniel for camping. Prep David for Cal Science Fair. (same list as last week!!) and HUG KIDS!! HUG JAKE!

I will focus on my values:

  • Love: Love for my amazing family.
  • Learn: learn what’s working and what’s not in my routine
  • Peace: peace with missing science fair and missing the kids.
  • Service: my family with all the trips.
  • Gratitude: for being so lucky and healthy.

This week, I want to remember: that i am so grateful to be able to provide these opportunities for my kids.


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

Everyday Magic – 16

Weekly Intention: The kids are off from school and I am off from work this week. We have a bunch of different adventures planned that go on for quite some time so my intention is to just be present with as much as possible. I want to be here in this moment as much as I can.

This month’s intention is: Making Magic: Go on adventures. Take trips with your family, make small and big bits of magic in your life. From February, on my plate still has summer vacation+camps but I think i am getting closer. I am working hard to make some magic for my family.

One way I will show up this week:  i am going to be slow, intentional and rest a lot. hug my kids a lot too.

One magic I will make this week: go to magical places.

This week, I will pay attention to: my husband and my kids and my body too since i might be getting sick.

This week, I will be kinder to: all my boys. let the vacations be awesome.

This week, I will focus on pleasing: myself. i need rest.

One new thing I will learn this week: what we’re doing for the summer, I hope. [keeping this still here!]

I am looking forward to: some vacation time together.

This week’s challenges: We have car travel, plane travel, appointments and work to get done. i am optimistic for now.

Top Goals: 

  • Work: no work this week, just occasional email checking.
  • Personal: daily drawing, journal, and yoga. and sleep, more sleep.
  • Family:  broadcom, figure out summer, book camps. rest, hug kids, hug kids some more.

I will focus on my values:

  • Love: love my boys so so much.
  • Learn: how to slow down.
  • Peace: peace with having to take longer to make decisions here.
  • Service: to rest and relaxation
  • Gratitude: having some time off.

This week, I want to remember: that all will work out okay. we will find solutions.


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

Everyday Magic – 15

Weekly Intention: This is our last big week before we go on Spring Break. Once we come back from Spring Break, life gets crazy with a trip to Orlando for Nathaniel, Los Angeles for David, Camping for Nathaniel and then Spain for David. And then summer! I can’t even think about without stressing out so I will let it be so far. This week will be busy up front and then quiet later on hopefully. My intention this week is to continue the trend of “get it done!” and either book or get pretty clear on our summer trips, finish off some of my work goals and just really, really focus on being super positive.

This month’s intention is: Making Magic: Go on adventures. Take trips with your family, make small and big bits of magic in your life. From February, on my plate is only summer vacation+camps! I have booked Spring Break, Nathaniel’s birthday trip, and David’s Science Fair trip and I am having big big plans for the summer, go me!

One way I will show up this week:  I’m going to try to be super joyful and focused and i will keep my mantra of get it done.

One magic I will make this week: i am going to try to meet a friend on Friday if I can pull it off. I am going to try to work from home as much as possible.

This week, I will pay attention to: more getting things done!

This week, I will be kinder to: myself. i will see if i can be super kind!

This week, I will focus on pleasing: my todo list!

One new thing I will learn this week: what we’re doing for the summer, I hope. [well we are still not there so i am going to keep this here.]

I am looking forward to: crossing off more to dos, david’s recital night.

This week’s challenges: I am hoping it will be a steady week but hopefully no drastic challenges.

Top Goals: 

  • Work: write two more docs, keep up with email, have some conversations. get it done.
  • Personal: daily drawing, journal, and yoga. and sleep, more sleep.
  • Family:  buy kids packing list items, broadcom stem registration, prep for LA, figure out summer, book camps. Do writing and math with N, cook dinner, work with D. Lots of time with love of my life.

I will focus on my values:

  • Love: love for getting things done and letting myself be more generous.
  • Learn: about summer. what excites us.
  • Peace: peace with spending a bit more money this time around
  • Service: my todo list still and to my kids and work
  • Gratitude: gratitude for making some progress finally.

This week, I want to remember: that life is too short and it’s ok to create great experiences with some of my hard earned money.


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

Everyday Magic – 14

Weekly Intention: This week has some self care, some fun bookstore time, a trip to school, a full-day meeting at work, and hopefully two work at home days. And this coming weekend promises to be a quiet weekend for the first time in a long time. So here’s my intention this week: I want to try to be super super productive at work and then I want to take a bunch of time to plan out April a bit better and then finally some solid resting time for myself, revisiting my 2019 intentions and course correcting as needed. I know that’s a lot for one week but it’s my intention after all.

This month’s intention is: Making Magic: Go on adventures. Take trips with your family, make small and big bits of magic in your life. From February, on my plate still is: spring break, Nathaniel’s birthday trip, and summer vacation. I feel I did really poorly with the March intention and clearly have dangling todos from the February one. So not doing super great here. But I’m optimistic for April since we have Spring Break, Nathaniel’s birthday trip, David’s Science Fair trip all in one month. Let’s get the magic rolling!

One way I will show up this week:  I’m going to try to be super focused. let’s see if I can make it so.

One magic I will make this week: i am going to see if I can meet up with a friend. I also have a breakfast with a colleague scheduled at the moment. And I working from home. I also hope to go to the local bookstore to see an author this week. Any of these will be magical.

This week, I will pay attention to: getting things done.

This week, I will be kinder to: everyone. let’s bring it on.

This week, I will focus on pleasing: my todo list items: for work, for school, for vacations.

One new thing I will learn this week: what we’re doing for the summer, I hope.

I am looking forward to: crossing off some big todos if i can.

This week’s challenges: Monday and Tuesday will be long days but hopefully nothing too terrible this week.

Top Goals: 

  • Work: write two of the docs, get promo committee and HC packets done, keep up with email, finish last perf. get it done.
  • Personal: daily drawing, journal, yoga, and take time for me.
  • Family:  tech challenge, broadcom stem registration, figure out summer, figure out spring break, figure out N bday and N trip. math with N, cook dinner, work with D. Lots of time with love of my life.

I will focus on my values:

  • Love: love for getting things done.
  • Learn: what i want to do for all these things I have been putting off.
  • Peace: peace with getting things done, please!
  • Service: my todo list, it’s going to happen.
  • Gratitude: gratitude for spring time.

This week, I want to remember: that I will feel so much better when all these items are off my list!


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