Living Wild – 32

Weekly Intention: I have only 3 days of work this week and my biggest intention is to be present and work hard during those days and then give myself grace on the others. Summer is almost over. I want to be with my kids a bit more.

This month’s intention is: August: Wildest Dreams: Time to get organized again, transitions are coming, big ones this time. Get organized, plan, prepare and do what you need to do. Write down all your dreams. Make plans. Meh when I wrote this, I had no idea about covid of course. Though transitions are still coming. I need to make some plans.

One way I will show up this week:  focused.

I will go into the wild:  not sure if i will this week, i will plan to take it one day at a time.

This week, I will pay attention to: my kiddos and my hubby.

One new thing I will begin this week: meditation and stretching before bed, cold showers in the morning.

One magic I will create: if i can do this simple night routine, it will be magical.

One thing I hope to release: my stress around all the life things. is that even possible?

One thing I will join in on: more fun time with Nathaniel.

One area I will practice being open: that things at work will work out.

I am looking forward to: getting some work done.

This week’s challenges: writing my packet.

Top Goals:

  • Work: write packet, continue creating space, make a plan, keep email clean.
  • Personal: continue with daily core + biking! + running, see if you can add meditation and stretching, do better on eating the wild. draw. journal. sleep earlier. continue 100 days of mantras. pick more friends to connect with. cold showers.
  • Family: support nathaniel and david and jake. cook. walk. hike together. friday adventures.

I will focus on my values (love, learn, peace, service, gratitude): i decided to love the days, even when i do nothing.

This week, I want to remember: how incredibly precious life is.


Living Wild is a year-long project for 2019. You can read more about my projects for 2020 here.

Living Wild – 31

Weekly Intention: I am not working this week so my intention is to slow down, exercise, enjoy time with my kids, and maybe go on some adventures.

This month’s intention is: August: Wildest Dreams: Time to get organized again, transitions are coming, big ones this time. Get organized, plan, prepare and do what you need to do. Write down all your dreams. Make plans. Meh when I wrote this, I had no idea about covid of course. Though transitions are still coming. I need to make some plans.

One way I will show up this week:  slow.

I will go into the wild:  maybe one adventure this week would do me good.

This week, I will pay attention to: just the quiet.

One new thing I will begin this week: this week, i will begin nothing. if i am in the mood maybe some art.

One magic I will create: just relaxing will be magical

One thing I hope to release: all the weight of all this. even if i can just put it down for a little while it would be great.

One thing I will join in on: some fun time with Nathaniel.

One area I will practice being open: that “wasting” days is ok.

I am looking forward to: resting

This week’s challenges: doctor’s appointment this morning.

Top Goals: no goals.

I will focus on my values (love, learn, peace, service, gratitude): i need a bit of routine and some plans so the days don’t just pass with my doing nothing.

This week, I want to remember: these lovely summer days since it will be fall soon.


Living Wild is a year-long project for 2019. You can read more about my projects for 2020 here.

Living Wild – 30

Weekly Intention: Ok this week’s intention is to make some plans for next week. I am off next week and would like to mix in some adventure into our week if possible and some time with my boys and some time alone.

This month’s intention is: July: Run Wild: Settle into the summer. Enjoy the wild. Use the energy of the sunshine and the long days.  Step into it. Honor it. Bask in it. Last week of July, let’s see if we can get some more “wild” in our days.

One way I will show up this week:  kind.

I will go into the wild:  let’s see if i can find another friday adventure.

This week, I will pay attention to: what grounds me.

One new thing I will begin this week: i just began the 4 week core classes in peloton so that will have to do. also my bike is coming today so maybe that will have to be the thing!

One magic I will create: maybe a backyard picnic?

One thing I hope to release: my sadness over seeing the sadness of the people i love.

One thing I will join in on: maybe some live peloton classes

One area I will practice being open: that everything will be okay.

I am looking forward to: more climbing this week

This week’s challenges: still getting out of my mental space.

Top Goals:

  • Work: make a plan for the week, continue creating space, one more thing for packet. maybe write draft. keep email clean.
  • Personal: continue with daily peloton + biking! + running + climbing, more of eating the wild. draw. journal. do art. sleep earlier. continue 100 days of mantras. pick more friends to connect with.
  • Family: support nathaniel and david and jake. cook. walk. hike together. climb with jake. friday adventures. plans for next week.

I will focus on my values (love, learn, peace, service, gratitude): i need more grounding. i am still all over the place.

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


Living Wild is a year-long project for 2019. You can read more about my projects for 2020 here.

Living Wild – 29

Weekly Intention: I didn’t do awesome with my intentions last week. Still triggering quite a bit. I guess this week I need to aim for slowing down and being in the present moment more.

This month’s intention is: July: Run Wild: Settle into the summer. Enjoy the wild. Use the energy of the sunshine and the long days.  Step into it. Honor it. Bask in it. I am definitely sitting in the sun but I am also definitely not going into the wild.

One way I will show up this week:  slow.

I will go into the wild:  i am considering doing some Friday adventures.

This week, I will pay attention to: when and how i start going downhill.

One new thing I will begin this week: still seeking an evening routine.

One magic I will create: my magic this week will be making Friday plans.

One thing I hope to release: my thoughts.

One thing I will join in on: book club this week!

One area I will practice being open: that things will and can turn around.

I am looking forward to: more climbing this week

This week’s challenges: just getting out of my mental space.

Top Goals:

  • Work: make a plan for the week, start creating space, one more thing for packet. keep email clean.
  • Personal: continue with daily peloton + running + climbing, go back to eating the wild. draw. journal. do art. sleep earlier. continue 100 days of mantras. pick more friends to connect with.
  • Family: support nathaniel and david and jake. cook. walk. hike together. climb with jake. friday adventures.

I will focus on my values (love, learn, peace, service, gratitude): i want to go back to loving what is. choosing to be curious. serving others and being present to gratitude.

This week, I want to remember: things can change in a moment.


Living Wild is a year-long project for 2019. You can read more about my projects for 2020 here.

Living Wild – 28

Weekly Intention: Here’s the deal. I am struggling at the moment. My brain is going a mile a minute. I am anxious about stuff at work, I am anxious about school next year, I am anxious about surgery my son will have in a few weeks. I am just tired, anxious, and a mess. So my intention this week is to give myself space. To notice my thoughts, remind myself that I am not my thoughts and to be really really really kind to myself. And I am going to jiust assume the best

This month’s intention is: July: Run Wild: Settle into the summer. Enjoy the wild. Use the energy of the sunshine and the long days.  Step into it. Honor it. Bask in it. I am definitely sitting in the sun but I am also definitely not going into the wild. I’ll have to think more on this one.

One way I will show up this week:  quiet.

I will go into the wild:  no plans this week either. i will think about this.

This week, I will pay attention to:my thoughts. where i am going a mile a minute.

One new thing I will begin this week: well i will be starting the new art. even though i still don’t feel like i have it down.

One magic I will create: no idea on this one 🙁 maybe i will send some presents to a friend.

One thing I hope to release: stress and anxiety still win here.

One thing I will join in on: new gyms are opening so we’ll see.

One area I will practice being open: i want to be open to the possibility that what my mind is telling me is not actually the truth.

I am looking forward to: having a more peaceful week hopefully.

This week’s challenges: i have two 6am gym trips this week.

Top Goals:

  • Work: make a plan for the week, start creating space, one more thing for packet. keep email clean.
  • Personal: continue with daily peloton + running + climbing, go back to eating the wild. draw. journal. do art. sleep earlier. continue 100 days of noticing. pick more friends to connect with.
  • Family: support nathaniel and david and jake. cook. walk. hike together. climb with jake.

I will focus on my values (love, learn, peace, service, gratitude): be ok with who you are. lean into it. assume the best of others. choose peace over anything else.

This week, I want to remember: i’ve been here before and I know how to get to the other side of this.


Living Wild is a year-long project for 2019. You can read more about my projects for 2020 here.

Living Wild – 27

Weekly Intention: This week’s intention is to ease back into work and take it slow and steady. I am still finding myself more anxious than I would like so I want to be able to pace myself and take the time I need.

This month’s intention is: July: Run Wild: Settle into the summer. Enjoy the wild. Use the energy of the sunshine and the long days.  Step into it. Honor it. Bask in it. Let’s honor the days of the summer. They won’t last long so it’s best to bask in it while they are here.

One way I will show up this week:  slow and steady.

I will go into the wild:  no plans this week, maybe i can take a hike one night after work.

This week, I will pay attention to: what i am eating. and exploring some of the work anxiety.

One new thing I will begin this week: i’m thinking about my next 100 day project or some other project i might want to begin. ideally something involving art.

One magic I will create: maybe some fun dinner out in the backyard?

One thing I hope to release: still need to release all this anxiety that seems to be consuming me.

One thing I will join in on: more gym this week.

One area I will practice being open: i wrote this last week: “i want to be open to having more space in my workday and being ok with it.” i really need to think on this one more. i need this i think. i need to find a way to make it so.

I am looking forward to: i think i need to book another vacation so i can look forward to it.

This week’s challenges: being back at work will be challenging

Top Goals:

  • Work: make a plan for the week, start slowly putting together packet, talk to charlotte.
  • Personal: continue with daily peloton + running + climbing, go back to eating the wild. draw. journal. sleep earlier. continue 100 days of noticing. pick more friends to connect with. find an art project.
  • Family: support nathaniel and david and jake. cook. walk. hike together. climb with jake.

I will focus on my values (love, learn, peace, service, gratitude): love what is and learn to lean in and pay attention, peace with taking it slow and gratitude for baby steps.

This week, I want to remember: that i can find a way to let the anxiety go, i know i can.


Living Wild is a year-long project for 2019. You can read more about my projects for 2020 here.

Living Wild – 26

Weekly Intention: This week I am off from work. My intention is to use this time to fill up my cup and really recover so I can go back to work feeling relaxed and at peace. This likely means a combination of connecting with nature, with my kids, with my husband and with myself.

This month’s intention is: July: Run Wild: Settle into the summer. Enjoy the wild. Use the energy of the sunshine and the long days.  Step into it. Honor it. Bask in it. Well this one is perfect. Let’s bask in the sunshine.

One way I will show up this week:  quiet and strong.

I will go into the wild:  i am hoping we will do at least one hike and some walks.

This week, I will pay attention to: what i am eating. journaling to figure out how to help feel a bit calmer.

One new thing I will begin this week: hmmm. a new class with Nathaniel I think.

One magic I will create: we get to go back to the climbing gym this week, really really hoping it will be magical.

One thing I hope to release: just a little of the anxiety i seem to be feeling so much of.

One thing I will join in on: maybe more time with friends if I am lucky?

One area I will practice being open: i want to be open to shaking up my schedule a bit. Especially the weekend one. Also I want to be open to having more space in my workday and being ok with it.

I am looking forward to: this week of vacation.

This week’s challenges: just hoping the gym works out

Top Goals:

  • Work: no work goals this week.
  • Personal: My intention is to do some solid exercise (go out into the wild, climb in the gym, keep running.) Go back to eating the wild. draw. journal. sleep earlier. continue 100 days of noticing. pick more friends to connect with.
  • Family: support nathaniel and david and jake. cook. walk. hike together. climb with jake.

I will focus on my values (love, learn, peace, service, gratitude): i think the 100 days of noticing has really helped me here.

This week, I want to remember: that we’re already halfway through 2020.


Living Wild is a year-long project for 2019. You can read more about my projects for 2020 here.

Living Wild – 23

Weekly Intention: This week’s intention is to rest. To go slow each time I can and give myself permission to be slow. I also intend to just do the next right thing every time.

This month’s intention is: Wild World: And here’s summer. Time to go big again. Travel the wild world. Take vacations. Bring the delicious, fresh wild into your home. Oh what dreams I had had for the summer. I don’t think I’ll get to travel the wild world. But vacations, yes, I need vacations. I want vacations. I also am definitely bringing the fresh wild into my life.

One way I will show up this week:  intentional.

I will go into the wild:  another climbing trip and maybe one hike this week would really be good for my soul.

This week, I will pay attention to: how to put a bit more space into my schedule.

One new thing I will begin this week: a summer plan for Nathaniel and maybe some time with david, too.

One magic I will create: i was hoping to maybe celebrate the last day of school a little bit. no specific ideas yet, though.

One thing I hope to release: i just want to release it all to be honest. but let’s go with guilt.

One thing I will join in on: another video dinner this week and three school conferences and two meetings with friends.

One area I will practice being open: i want to be open to learning

I am looking forward to: making a summer plan and planning some down time.

This week’s challenges: just a lot to juggle between school and life this week.

Top Goals:

  • Work: work on finish retrospective, clean email, make plans
  • Personal: draw. journal. couch to 5K. exercise. sleep earlier. continue 100 days of noticing. pick more friends to connect with.
  • Family: support nathaniel and david and jake. cook. walk.

I will focus on my values (love, learn, peace, service, gratitude): yes yes yes. i’ve been doing some of this. need to do more.

This week, I want to remember: that i have as much time as i need.


Living Wild is a year-long project for 2019. You can read more about my projects for 2020 here.

Living Wild – 21

Weekly Intention: I am almost scared to set intentions at this point since I can’t even seem to keep up with updating this little corner let alone actually doing the things I intend to be doing. Without trying to, I seem to have gotten into a routine and not one I like. At least not one that feels like I chose. So my intention this week is maybe to start a handful of quick steps towards what I want.

This month’s intention is: May: Quiet Wilderness: Time to rest a little bit before things get crazy again. By the end of this month, you have parties, transitions, culminations etc. Use the time to add some quiet to the days and really connect with the peace of the wild, get grounded. Well there you go. So I have this low level discontent and I think the best use of my time this week is figuring out what it is and what to do with it.

One way I will show up this week:  slow and patient.

I will go into the wild:  i’m grateful for the little adventures Jake and I seem to be taking, maybe we can figure out one more this week.

This week, I will pay attention to: the aforementioned discontent.

One new thing I will begin this week: let’s go with continue. I’d like to continue the couch to 5k.

One magic I will create: let’s go with enjoying the magic this week. it looks like the days are going to be warm so i will try to sit in the yard as often as possible. Oh and I am going to try to wake up really early so i can start my days with some quiet. Let’s see if I can make it happen.

One thing I hope to release: worrying about the dishwasher. let’s see what the repairman says tomorrow.

One thing I will join in on: We are hoping to have some video dinners. We’ll see if we can pull one off this week.

One area I will practice being open: i want to be open to the possibility that i am doing okay.

I am looking forward to: celebrating our anniversary and our machine being fixed hopefully. crossing fingers and toes.

This week’s challenges: tomorrow’s a bit challenging with figuring out how to deal with the repairman, but i will stay optimistic.

Top Goals:

  • Work: work on finish retrospective, clean email, reply allyship, make plans
  • Personal: figure out a routine that works for me. journal. couch to 5K. exercise. draw again. continue 100 days of noticing.
  • Family: support nathaniel and david and jake. dishwasher. cook. walk.

I will focus on my values (love, learn, peace, service, gratitude): let’s see if I can make time to figure out what’s going on.

This week, I want to remember: that we are together, safe and that’s really all that matters.


Living Wild is a year-long project for 2019. You can read more about my projects for 2020 here.

Living Wild – 19

Weekly Intention: Ok so my intention this week is to be more intentional each day. How’s that for some circular thinking? I want to move a bit more intentionally through my moments. Be thoughtful with myself.

This month’s intention is: May: Quiet Wilderness: Time to rest a little bit before things get crazy again. By the end of this month, you have parties, transitions, culminations etc. Use the time to add some quiet to the days and really connect with the peace of the wild, get grounded. Well there you go. Even though we won’t have parties, culminations, we will have transitions and I certainly can use some quiet days. I’ve been hustling. I would like to stop. I’ve been trying to rack up the books, I would like to stop. I’d like to journal, draw, listen to more opera. I’d like to ground.

One way I will show up this week:  organized and rested.

I will go into the wild:  for now i will continue my daily walks and sit in the back yard when possible.

This week, I will pay attention to: establishing more of my routine. I know i said it a month ago. there’s been a lot of stops and starts here.

One new thing I will begin this week: i’d like it to be 3: exercise, journaling and drawing.

One magic I will create: i am loving the magic of my backyard and the candles and flowers. I am content with these for now. maybe i can think about some experiences next.

One thing I hope to release: my worry about our tree, they will come look so i’d like to release it for now.

One thing I will join in on: book clubs, school zooms, I’d like to get better at participating.

One area I will practice being open: exercise. i want to do a better job here.

I am looking forward to: feeling a bit less discombobulated.

This week’s challenges: establishing a routine.

Top Goals:

  • Work: finish retrospective, clean email, reply allyship
  • Personal: figure out a routine that works for me. journal. exercise. draw again. continue 100 days of noticing.
  • Family: support nathaniel and david and jake. tree. cook. walk.

I will focus on my values (love, learn, peace, service, gratitude): this week i’d like to lean into learn. see if i can learn a new routine.

This week, I want to remember: that i can do this. i can.


Living Wild is a year-long project for 2019. You can read more about my projects for 2020 here.

Living Wild – 15

Weekly Intention: As I am shifting away from some of the most intense work (hopefully) at work, my intention is to continue to establish some routine. The yoga, the walks, the drawing, the food. Let’s continue that. Let’s also add journaling and some other exercise. Some kid time. Let’s see how I can get there.

This month’s intention is: Call of the Wild: Go on adventures. Venture out into the wild. It’s calling for you. Where are you holding back? Well now, it’s going to be hard to venture into the wild. But maybe I can think of ways to bring more of the wild inside? Longer walks. Maybe I can think of where I am holding back?

One way I will show up this week:  patient.

I will go into the wild:  for now i will continue my daily walks and sit in the back yard when possible.

This week, I will pay attention to: establishing more of my routine and also to my tone.

One new thing I will begin this week: the MBSR exercises/journaling.

One magic I will create: the 100 days of noticing is great. maybe i can get something else for my desk? Some smells?

One thing I hope to release: still each day i will let go of it all and start over.

One thing I will join in on: more of my high school zooms, maybe a kids’ school one, too?

One area I will practice being open: the future of all this.

I am looking forward to: getting some fresh groceries + flowers.

This week’s challenges: balancing work and personal time.

Top Goals: i am going to continue to do the next right thing everywhere i can.

I will focus on my values (love, learn, peace, service, gratitude): i am getting to lean into all of these right now.

This week, I want to remember: that everything is going to be ok and that this is the time to lean into love and kindness and generosity.


Living Wild is a year-long project for 2019. You can read more about my projects for 2020 here.

Living Wild – 12

Weekly Intention: Ok well it’s hard to tell what this week will look like. If things are quieting down a bit then maybe i can have a bit of a personal routine of exercising, journaling, doing art and reading each day. Just 90 minutes a day total should do the trick. We’ll see how much of it I can manage.

This month’s intention is: Wild Air:  Go outside. Smell the spring air. The seasons are shifting again and it’s time to try new things, new  places, take new chances. Pick one thing and go big. Drink the wild air.  Well not sure I can do this anymore. But if next weekend is quiet too maybe we can do a long hike. Cross fingers.

One way I will show up this week:  ready.

I will go into the wild:  for now i will continue my daily walks and sit in the back yard when possible.

This week, I will pay attention to: seeing if i can start some small exercise, continue to eat as healthy as i can, and slowly build little bits of routine.

One new thing I will begin this week: hmm maybe drawing a tiny bit.

One magic I will create: maybe a little bit of noticing/journaling time daily.

One thing I hope to release: just everything honestly each day i will let go of it all and start over.

One thing I will join in on: maybe some puzzle time with kids.

One area I will practice being open: that we will find our new normal and things will be ok again.

I am looking forward to: getting some fresh groceries.

This week’s challenges: being home all the time is definitely challenging.

Top Goals: honestly i am just going to do the next right thing everywhere i can.

I will focus on my values (love, learn, peace, service, gratitude): i am getting to lean into all of these right now.

This week, I want to remember: i am so grateful to be together and healthy.


Living Wild is a year-long project for 2019. You can read more about my projects for 2020 here.