Weekly Reflection 2019 – 20

Magic I Saw this Week: Lots of magic this week. Nathaniel with his crazy hair day. Taking a day at home and a day in the city. Having David back in town finally. Getting to see him and his elementary school friends all back together was really magical. Getting to spend a small amount of my morning with my friend who was kind enough to drive me was really really magical. We were supposed to have a lot of rain this week but it magically was only a little bit, which also made my week much better.

Magic I Made this Week: I went climbing with Jake on Thursday before work again. We took a walk around the pond nearby which always feels magical and happy for me and saw a teeny tiny cat this time which was bonus. I made sure to do a lot of hugging with my kids and my husband. Nathaniel was at a sleep over one night so we had a date night in the city which was also magical.

Magic of Me that I explored Week: I did some more journaling this week and read one book on anxiety.. still slowly moving forward.

Top Goals Review:  

  • Work: I did PM Summit schedule v1, i did not work any on the site. Still working on understanding priorities. I did say hi to all new team.
  • Personal: did daily drawing, did not journal and did less yoga than i was doing, i want to get back on track here, i did get 7-8 hours of sleep, did not come up with routine, no gluten until weekend where i decided that was enough.
  • Family:  i still have not figured out summer #2 so i did not book final camps. i did rest. and i spent time with Jake and Nathaniel.

I celebrate: david being back home!

I am grateful for: my husband.

This week, I exercised: one day of body pump, one day climbing, and 3 days of yoga this week.

Self-care this week: a little bit of journaling, a lot of resting, working from home one day.

I showed up for: the san fran office on tuesday even though i was all worried about it.

I said yes to: having jake in boston this weekend for his school reunion even though friday was too hectic for me.

I said no to: working more. going to book club on monday when i was already going to have to be ‘on’ all day tuesday.

Core Desired Feelings Check-in:

  • Embrace: i am embracing how tired i feel lately.
  • Alive: i feel like not booking this vacation is still making me drag a bit so i am really looking forward to getting it done.
  • Lighter: now that david’s back, there’s sunshine again
  • Kinder: i’m focusing on being kind to everyone now.
  • Surrender: i keep reminding myself surrender.

What I tolerated this week: i’ve been feeling really really tired lately, not sure if it means anything or if i just really need some offtime but i am trying to tolerate it.

My mood this week was: anticipation.

I am proud of: my kids and my husband, so much.

I forgive myself for: how little i seem to be getting done lately

Here’s what I learned this week: quitting gluten had no impact on my life

What I love right now: I love having all my family back in the continental US!


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

Weekly Reflection 2019 – 19

Magic I Saw this Week: It was magical to see how David enjoying his time in Spain and trying new foods and just growing up so much. My husband is just pure magic. Made of magic inside and out. So are my kids. My mom, too. She sent my son pants he loves all the way from Turkey and packed a few wonderful little surprises for me, too. How lucky am I?

Magic I Made this Week: I went climbing with Jake on Thursday before work. That was magic. I went to a book brunch for my kids school and saw my good friend there. I then went out again to have coffee with another friend. Honestly, just showing up to basic life has been magic this week.

Magic of Me that I explored Week: I did some OLW journaling. Not as much as I wanted in general but slowly moving forward.

Top Goals Review:  

  • Work: I did not do PM Summit schedule v1 or any work on the site. or really understanding priorities. Pretty major fail this week.
  • Personal: i did daily drawing, journaled a tiny bit, and yoga most days, i sleep but not soundly, i miss david!, did not make a routine, no gluten all week but tons of chocolate!
    Family:  i still did not figure out summer #2 or book final camps. i did rest. spent a little time with Jake.

I celebrate: showing up this week. some days that’s a big win.

I am grateful for: david having adventures.

This week, I exercised: 2 days of body pump, one day climbing, and 4 days of yoga this week.

Self-care this week: a little bit of journaling, a lot of resting

I showed up for: social events i didn’t want to go to.

I said yes to: IO

I said no to: working at night.

Core Desired Feelings Check-in:

  • Embrace: i am embracing adding bits to my routine that might help with how I feel. looking for things.
  • Alive: i feel like not booking this vacation is making me drag a bit so i am really looking forward to getting it done.
  • Lighter: not feeling all that light
  • Kinder: trying really hard to be kinder to myself.
  • Surrender: i keep having to surrender.

What I tolerated this week: i’ve been really down.

My mood this week was: sad.

I am proud of: so much of my life.

I forgive myself for: how i feel at this moment even as there’s no “reason” for me to feel it.

Here’s what I learned this week: i underbuy too much.

What I love right now: I love the weather. i know it’s a small thing but it has a big impact on me.


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

Weekly Reflection 2019 – 18

Magic I Saw this Week: This week passed so quickly for me that I can’t remember most of it. My manager said some very kind words this week and he’s trying really hard for me to appreciate how appreciated I am. Working on it. David’s attitude and approach to life is magical to watch. Photos from Nathaniel’s camp were magical. And Jake is the biggest provider of magic in my life always.

Magic I Made this Week: I haven’t done much this week I’m afraid. Still hoping to do one more vacation in the summer but booked nothing this week.

Magic of Me that I explored Week: not much here this week either. But I did sign up for a class which will help with this.

Top Goals Review:  

  • Work: did one more turn of crank on PM summit plan, did IO follow up, did not do one round on site, did perf.
  • Personal: did daily drawing, did not journal, and intermittently did yoga, sleept so so, halfway back to routine, have had no gluten. did not make exercise plan or food diary.
  • Family:  did not do much more broadcom and did not figure out summer #2, did not book final camps. celebrated nathaniel. prepped david for spain. prepped Nathaniel for camping. Prepped David for Cal Science Fair. hugged family a lot.

I celebrate: Nathaniel’s wonderful class trip and David’s incredible journey to Spain.

I am grateful for: a positive perf this season.

This week, I exercised: 2 days of body pump and 3 days of yoga this week.

Self-care this week: not a lot this week.

I showed up for: david’s class as i am working on their year-end slide show.

I said yes to: working longer days.

I said no to: doing any work at home.

Core Desired Feelings Check-in:

  • Embrace: i am embracing Spring and the both crazy and quiet month May will be hopefully.
  • Alive: There is both so much work, change, and celebration coming in May.
  • Lighter: a bit lighter on the other side of perf.
  • Kinder: i would like to spend some time understanding what kind looks like.
  • Surrender: i surrender to all that is going on. it’s going to be okay.

What I tolerated this week: just a lot of readjustment. nights that were not as sound as I would have liked.

My mood this week was: tired.

I am proud of: my children.

I forgive myself for: who i am.

Here’s what I learned this week: maybe I need to soften and stop overthinking. not sure I can do this.

What I love right now: I love that I will hopefully be home all of May.


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

Weekly Reflection 2019 – 17

Magic I Saw this Week: The biggest magic of this week was seeing Nathaniel at Universal Studios. Magic magic magic. Seeing Nathaniel in his class with his friends. Seeing Nathaniel at Take your Kids to Work Day. Getting a desk of my own at work. Flowers, always flowers. And my magical husband who is always always kinder than anyone I know.

Magic I Made this Week: I took Nathaniel to Universal Studios Orlando. Just the two of us for 3 days. Then we went to Take your Kids to work Day. Loved both of those. Then we went to Nathaniel’s class for his celebrations. Pretty magical week.

Magic of Me that I explored Week: not much here this week.

Top Goals Review:  

  • Work: did initial PM summit plan, did IO follow up, did not really do offsite next steps.
  • Personal: did daily drawing, journal, did not do much yoga or get enough sleep. did not make some new exercise plan. also did not make food diary.
  • Family:  no progress broadcom, did not figure out summer #2, did not book final camps. did celebrate nathaniel. did prep david for spain. did prep Nathaniel for camping. did not Prep David for Cal Science Fair.

I celebrate: Nathaniel’s birthday!!!!

I am grateful for: some wonderful alone time with just Nathaniel and me.

This week, I exercised: well i did worse than last week. I only did two days of yoga this week and they were both really short.

Self-care this week: time with nathaniel was self-care. love him so.

I showed up for: Nathaniel!

I said yes to: unplugging from work and being present again.

I said no to: reading so i could be present with Nathaniel. it was hard!

Core Desired Feelings Check-in:

  • Embrace: i am embracing what is. trying to really slow down.
  • Alive: i was dead tired but super alive to nathaniel’s joy.
  • Lighter: i feel lighter now that some of the trips are behind us and we’re prepared for some of what’s coming up.
  • Kinder: i really just need to be kinder to myself.
  • Surrender: surrendering to what is and trying to not make too many stories i am telling myself.

What I tolerated this week: really long days in the sun, two flights across the country, two trips to school but it all worked out!

My mood this week was: grateful.

I am proud of: doing this trip for Nathaniel.

I forgive myself for: how anxious i am more often than I’d like.

Here’s what I learned this week: things aren’t always what i think they are.

What I love right now: I love the summer weather we have. so grateful.


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

Weekly Reflection 2019 – 15

Magic I Saw this Week: This week had magical moments. Monday and Tuesday were pretty ordinary and long work days. Wednesday through Friday, I worked from home. I saw lovely magic in sunshine. In my kids shining at school, my husband shining at work. I had the magic of friend time on both Thursday and Friday, how lucky am I? Overall, I didn’t work hard enough to look for magic this week but it still was inevitable in my life.

Magic I Made this Week: I called my mom which was magical, and talked to both of my nephews. I met with two different friends on two different days. I took time off. I made art. I did yoga. I showed up and I rested, too.

Magic of Me that I explored Week: I am not doing super well here but I am trying to not give up on myself.

Top Goals Review:  

  • Work: did not write two more docs sadly, but did keep up with email, i did have some conversations. i didn’t get it done as much as I wanted to but i still made some progress.
  • Personal: i did my daily drawing, i journaled some, and did daily yoga. and slept, but not enough.
  • Family:  i bought kids packing list items, we started broadcom stem registration, i prepped for LA, i am closer to figuring out summer, and to booking camps. Did writing and math with N, did not cook dinner, did work with D a bit. Spent some time with love of my life.

I celebrate: David who had his recital night at school, a big culmination. and Jake who started consulting this week and is killing it.

I am grateful for: getting to meet with my friend Kelly.

This week, I exercised: i did yoga every day, but that was it since I injured my neck and decided it was best not to do body pump.

Self-care this week: met with a friend for breakfast and a friend for lunch. worked at home. i do appear to be getting sick but i am trying to rest as much as possible. i also went to the dentist!

I showed up for: my kids. my husband this week.

I said yes to: making it work so my husband could make space+time for his work.

I said no to:  nothing comes to mind this week weirdly.

Core Desired Feelings Check-in:

  • Embrace: i am embracing the stage of our lives at this moment.
  • Alive: this was a down week but being with friends really does help.
  • Lighter: i am not there yet. will feel lighter when a few more items are off my list.
  • Kinder: trying really hard here.
  • Surrender: surrendering to the pace of our lives and to not having all the answers yet.

What I tolerated this week: a little sickness, allergies, not being super productive.

My mood this week was: lower than i’d like.

I am proud of: how much we are each supporting each other.

I forgive myself for: how long it’s taking me to make progress.

Here’s what I learned this week: I am learning to give myself grace, to recognize what’s hard for me, and to get help wherever i can.

What I love right now: I love that the sun is back, that we are coming towards a season of (hopefully) some magical experiences together and individually.


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

Weekly Reflection 2019 – 14

Magic I Saw this Week: This was an odd week with two days at work, one day of all day meetings and two days working from home. The biggest magic I saw this week was my kids and Jake. Their kindness and their love. My mom also sent me a loving email. There was much joy and magic in the weekend even though it was also super-tiring.

Magic I Made this Week: Lots of magic made this week. I worked super hard on Monday and Tuesday for an all-day meeting on Tuesday. I got a tremendous amount done on Thursday both with my personal todo list and with my work one. I had some time with a friend and a bunch of time with my husband. I worked with each kid for a bit, too. I even called a travel agent to make some progress on the summer vacations. I am feeling good about the magic I made this week.

Magic of Me that I explored Week: Hmm. I got my hair done. I met with a friend. I learned some things about myself. This week has had a lot of ups and downs so I am trying to figure out what more progress would look like here. I will brainstorm some.

Top Goals Review:  

  • Work: I wrote two of the docs, did promo committee and did HC packets, kept up with email, finished last perf. got it done!
  • Personal: did daily drawing, did not at all journal but I want to bring . this back so I’ve been thinking about it, did daily yoga, and took time for me.
  • Family:  finished tech challenge whoohoo, will do . broadcom stem registration this weekend, call and agent to figure out summer, figured out spring break, figured out N bday and N trip and even David’s trip! did little with N, did not cook dinner, worked with D a tiny amount. Did spend lots of time with love of my life.

I celebrate: David got an award at the Tech Challenge! Both the kids’ teams completed it and some great news for Jake too!

I am grateful for: working at home and getting so much done this week.

This week, I exercised: i did yoga every day, twice on Tuesday and body pump on Monday.

Self-care this week: got my hair done, met with a friend for breakfast (one i hadn’t seen in a year.) and working at home and doing art daily and all the yoga are a win for me right now, also leaving work as early as possible. I do want more journaling time but i will work on that.

I showed up for: my kids, for work, and for me!

I said yes to: getting so much done this week.

I said no to:  delaying things even more and got some solid things done this week.

Core Desired Feelings Check-in:

  • Embrace: i am embracing my feelings but i am also trying not let them stop me.
  • Alive: it felt really alive once i got a few of the long-time to dos on my list!
  • Lighter: i feel lighter now that i’ve crossed off some long-time todo items.
  • Kinder: this has been hard. i’m working on it.
  • Surrender: yoga has been the biggest help here still but i’ve also been telling myself not to get too caught up in pennies as I take action. I tend to get paralyzed over spending money and i’ve been trying to coach myself to do a bit better here.

What I tolerated this week: a super long weekend and lots of rain.

My mood this week was: all over the place to be honest.

I am proud of: all the work we each got done this week!

I forgive myself for: being so hard on myself.

Here’s what I learned this week: i am learning to remember that life is short and i want to make magic happen. sometimes in small ways and sometimes in BIG ways and i want to make sure i do some of those big ways!

What I love right now: Really grateful for April. We have some lovely vacation time and celebrations for Nathaniel and an exciting trip for David all in April (and more in May) so I am very thankful for this spring month.


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

Weekly Reflection 2019 – 13

Magic I Saw this Week: Hmm this week there was the magic of sunshine and flowers. The magic of snuggles. The magic of kindness from my kids. The magic of books, always the magic of books.

Magic I Made this Week: I worked from home once and had long stretches at work twice this week which was great. Supported both kids with their adventures. Tried to take time off. Tried to slow down my pace. Bought flowers. Sketched and did yoga daily.

Magic of Me that I explored Week: I didn’t do too much here. I did buy a new book, and watch some TED talks.

Top Goals Review:  

  • Work: didn’t write either of the docs, did keep up with email, did not finish last perf.
  • Personal: did daily drawing, did not journal, did do yoga, and did take time for me.
  • Family: did both tech challenge and science fair and registration, did not do math with N, cooked dinner once, worked with D very little. Did take a bunch of time with love of my life.

I celebrate: David’s wonderful achievements. One more first place at STEM Fair, some extra awards, he’s rocking it!

I am grateful for: sunshine. really needed it.

This week, I exercised: i did yoga every day, twice on Tuesday and body pump on Monday.

Self-care this week: working at home and doing art daily and all the yoga are a win for me right now, also leaving work as early as possible.

I showed up for: my kids, the weekends have been totally dedicated to them.

I said yes to: reading. relaxing, time with jake.

I said no to:  doing work i didn’t feel like doing.

Core Desired Feelings Check-in:

  • Embrace: i am embracing my feelings.
  • Alive: it felt really alive to watch david be recognized so well.
  • Lighter: i feel lighter when I draw early in my day.
  • Kinder: i am working on being kinder. every day even when i slide back.
  • Surrender: yoga is helping me here.

What I tolerated this week: still emotional parent week.

My mood this week was: neither here nor there.

I am proud of: my kids and my husband and how hard we all work to show up for each other. (bears repeating this one.)

I forgive myself for: not being super productive.

Here’s what I learned this week: i am learning to remember what matters most. I am learning that I have to remind myself that again and again and again.

What I love right now: Really loving the sunshine. Grateful for the end of March which is usually one of my toughest months.


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

Weekly Reflection 2019 – 12

Magic I Saw this Week: I saw the magic that is my husband this week. And the magic of friendship. And the magic of support at work. The magic of people holding space for me, giving me advice to help support me, and just being present with me. I am very lucky.

Magic I Made this Week: I worked from home three days this week, hosted a tech challenge meeting, did daily yoga, sketched daily, and went to book club, had breakfast with a friend, spent nights helping my kids and snuggling with Jake. I made a lot of effort to do some self-care this week. Or at least to seriously slow down.

Magic of Me that I explored Week: I’ve been reading a lot, talking to trusted friends, taking advice, and thinking and learning.

Top Goals Review:  

  • Work: almost done with perf + did not write either of the docs.
  • Personal: did daily drawing, did not journal, did yoga, and no hike?
  • Family:  did math with N once , cooked dinner once, worked with D once. did spend lots of time with love of my life.

I celebrate: going to book club and having breakfast with my friend and being at home so much this week.

I am grateful for: each of us trying our best. and loving each other so much.

This week, I exercised: i did yoga every day, twice on Tuesday and that was it for this week.

Self-care this week: working at home and doing art daily and all the yoga are a win for me right now, and time with friends was awesome.

I showed up for: David this week.

I said yes to: working at home, friend time.

I said no to:  extra work. late meetings.

Core Desired Feelings Check-in:

  • Embrace: i am embracing the kindness of others.
  • Alive: it felt really alive to spend some time with friends.
  • Lighter: i feel lighter with my load at the moment.
  • Kinder: i am not doing great here. work in progress.
  • Surrender: reminding myself to surrender a bunch of times a day.

What I tolerated this week: rain was back 🙁 emotional parent week.

My mood this week was: pretty level, somewhat down.

I am proud of: my kids and my husband and how hard we all work to show up for each other.

I forgive myself for: feeling sad about Friday’s email.

Here’s what I learned this week: i am learning to focus on the learnings and growth, i am learning to lean into who I am and who others are, I am learning to be more self-aware.

What I love right now: i am really really loving drawing daily and coupling it with my love of reading.


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

Weekly Reflection 2019 – 11

Magic I Saw this Week: I consciously tried to make this week quieter than last week. Much of the magic i saw this week was just ordinary life. Sunshine daily was magical. Even though the time change was hard, leaving work and having it be super bright and sunny was magical. Seeing just our daily ordinary life was also pretty magical for me. We are so lucky even though we spend a lot of our time working hard and not paying attention to it, there’s a lot of magic in our lives.

Magic I Made this Week: This week’s magic started with getting Nathaniel to the Tech museum and seeing his whole team test their hovercraft. There was a lot of yoga this week. A lot of leaving work early to be home before the kids. A lot of art. And i went to book club, too. For an uneventful week, it was pretty great.

Magic of Me that I explored Week: Still spending a bit of time on self awareness here. Not enough this week but it’s still closer to top of mind for me.

Top Goals Review:  

  • Work: totally did not do perf + it took 3 hours but I did empty out most of my email
    Personal: i did daily drawing, i didn’t journal at all, i did daily yoga, and we did not do a hike.
    Family:  did not do math with N, cook dinner once, did not work with D. I spent a little bit of time with love of my life.

I celebrate: going to book club after such a long hiatus.

I am grateful for: taxes being almost done even though it’s another check i have to write.

This week, I exercised: i did yoga every day, twice on Tuesday and Thursday and then I did body pump on Monday and Wednesday.

Self-care this week: leaving early and doing art daily and all the yoga are a win for me right now, and going to book club was awesome.

I showed up for: myself this week.

I said yes to: leaving work early. book club.

I said no to:  doing perf. working late nights.

Core Desired Feelings Check-in:

  • Embrace: i am embracing the yoga and i am proud of myself.
  • Alive: it felt really alive to go to book club.
  • Lighter: i feel lighter with my perspective at the moment.
  • Kinder: i am finding myself softening a bit, i really am grateful.
  • Surrender: yoga is helping with surrender.

What I tolerated this week: just feeling all my feelings still.

My mood this week was: ok. this was a quiet week.

I am proud of: my life.

I forgive myself for: how i’m still feeling.

Here’s what I learned this week: i am learning to be patient and to see things from so many perspectives. I am learning so much about myself.

What I love right now: our life is more hectic than i’d like but it also feels full in all the great ways.


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

Weekly Reflection 2019 – 10

Magic I Saw this Week: This was a crazy long week filled with a lot of highs and a lot of lows. I saw rainbows, I saw people working together, I saw my kids working hard, I saw people excited about our college and its future, I saw excited kids who accomplish so many amazing things. I saw that there’s so many small touches in my day to day life that are magical.

Magic I Made this Week: I did yoga every day except Friday. We hosted a friend of Jake’s monday night and it was lovely. We built a prosthetic arm at work and that was magical. Going to science fair was magical and david winning first place was also magical. going back to a school even with jake where we talked a bit about our college years was magical.

Magic of Me that I explored Week: i did a bit of work on this, this week. I got my hair done on Monday. I had a really really bad experience at work on Thursday so I took Friday off and had a mental health day and spent the day with my friend Kelly which was truly magical. I spent a bunch of time thinking about my life and who I am and what I am willing to do (and not willing to do.) and read a lot. Good day for me.

Top Goals Review:  

  • Work: done with offsite + did some of perf + emptied out email but it’s full again 🙂
  • Personal: did daily drawing, did not journal, did yoga, and did not do a hike, was totally sane till Thursday when i just had the last drop
  • Family:  did science fair, did not do math with N, did not cook dinner once , worked with D. Some time with love of my life.

I celebrate: David. He won first place in science fair.

I am grateful for: my friend kelly this week.

This week, I exercised: i did yoga every day except Friday, twice on Thursday and then I did body pump on Monday.

Self-care this week: mental health day for the win.

I showed up for: my manager and my son.

I said yes to: having something to do every single night.

I said no to:  working at the state i was in on Friday.

Core Desired Feelings Check-in:

  • Embrace: i am embracing that i have a lot of feelings and need more time to figure them out.
  • Alive: it felt really alive to be with a friend on Friday.
  • Lighter: i feel lighter with the offsite done.
  • Kinder: i let several people be kind to me this week. feels very vulnerable but i tried.
  • Surrender: still reminding myself to surrender daily. it’s helping.

What I tolerated this week: a lot of long long days and very low lows.

My mood this week was: ok until Thursday which completely destroyed me for a while.

I am proud of: my children.

I forgive myself for: how i flew off the handle and how much all this is getting to me.

Here’s what I learned this week: i need to figure out what’s going on with me.

What I love right now: being able to sit on the couch and read.


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

Weekly Reflection 2019 – 09

Magic I Saw this Week: I’ll be honest, I can’t remember much of this week. I feel like it passed in a blur. We had a lot of work moments this week so it was prepping for one thing then the next thing then the next thing etc. So next thing I knew it was Friday. I did see a lot of magic between my boys when David helped Nathaniel with a project. I also saw a rainbow which was magical.

Magic I Made this Week: I did yoga every morning. Even despite being super tired. I Showed up for my friend who wanted a hug so she came down to see me so we could spend time together. I started a new instagram account that joins my love of reading with my love of art. I spent a bunch of time watching movies with Jake. I worked from home on Friday. I took refuge in an office at work so I could get some work done. I decided not to deal with email (I did it over the weekend instead alas…)

Magic of Me that I explored Week: Mostly did a bit of art. I do plan to do some journaling too and I picked a project for OLW March. I really didn’t want to pick something around diet as per my goal this year of not dieting in any form any day of this year. I also didn’t want rigorous new exercise. So the instagram account ended up starting my goal of creating one new piece of art related to a book i am reading and then posting them together. I love it so far.

Top Goals Review:  

  • Work: finished february monthly, sent the email, wrote the three docs i want to work on, did my perf.
    Personal: did not do journaling + did art + did yoga, did not restart pushups, and did not do a hike.
    Family:  did math with N but only once. Did not do ML or physics with D. Spent time with J. did not Hike together. did Cook dinner.

I celebrate: finishing phase one of perf.

I am grateful for: possibly a good conversation with my manager, some good talks with my friend M at work.

This week, I exercised: i did yoga every day, twice on Tuesday, body pump on Monday and Wednesday.

Self-care this week: not a huge amount outside of the yoga.

I showed up for: my manager this week, he had a lot going on.

I said yes to: time with Jake.

I said no to:  catching up on my email. i am just so behind.

Core Desired Feelings Check-in:

  • Embrace: i am embracing how i feel.
  • Alive: there was this amazing moment on sunday night when i kept waking up, instead of being super sad, i kept getting excited that it wasn’t time to wake up yet. it was a giddy feeling, i loved it.
  • Lighter: i feel lighter with several tasks done, will feel even better next week hopefully.
  • Kinder: i let my friend M be kind to me and i’ve been kinder at home.
  • Surrender: i have been reminding myself to surrender. it’s been helpful several times this week. This word is my biggest companion this year so far.

What I tolerated this week: a bunch of work.

My mood this week was: busy, low energy.

I am proud of: all i did get done this week.

I forgive myself for: feeling what i feel.

Here’s what I learned this week: i need to and would like to push a bit more. let’s see if i can.

What I love right now: watching my kids.


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

Weekly Reflection 2019 – 08

Magic I Saw this Week: This week was full of magic. We drove from the Bay Area to Manhattan Beach and we left in pouring rain and arrived in full sunshine. The views were all magic. Our lovely hotel room with space for everyone was magic. All the walking we did was magic. The google offices were magical. The sea was amazing and the views were magical. And of course San Diego was a special magic of its own. 

Magic I Made this Week:  I took my family on vacation. We went to Venice Beach, to Google Venice Beach, to San Diego Zoo, on a wonderful hike to the top of Los Angeles and to Hollywood Boulevard. We took time together. It really was magical.

Magic of Me that I explored Week: Hmm not much this week except for OLW journaling in my new journal. Reconnecting with my word. Actually I also read a book on money which really helped me think a lot and shift my perspective.

Top Goals Review:  

  • Work: didn’t do any work this week.
  • Personal: did not keep up with journaling + did some art + did some yoga, did not do pushups, and we hiked.
    Family: we had fun. we worked with the kids but i didn’t work on taxes.

I celebrate: our lovely vacation.

I am grateful for: some time off work. it felt short but it was great. 

This week, I exercised: i did yoga most days and that was it. some hiking, too, of course.

Self-care this week: hmm let’s go ahead and say vacation was self-care :). 

I showed up for:  hmmm not sure this week. 

I said yes to: as many things as i could this week.

I said no to:  doing work, i just didn’t want to. i will work harder this coming week.

Core Desired Feelings Check-in:

  • Embrace: i am embracing some of my thoughts and also shifting i think.
  • Alive: vacation really helps me feel alive.
  • Lighter: i feel lighter after vacation.
  • Kinder:  kinder. i am always always thinking i want to be kinder.
  • Surrender: i need to surrender more. especially with everything i can’t control.

What I tolerated this week: a lot of time in the car.

My mood this week was: quiet but grateful.

I am proud of:  all of us for having a lovely vacation with no fighting.

I forgive myself for: not being chirpy.

Here’s what I learned this week: i can grow and i can change my perspective.

What I love right now:  a few more days off before work takes over.


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