Weekly Reflection 2020 – 05

The Wildest Part of this Week was: This week was David’s 15th Birthday! I cannot believe this boy is now 15 years old! Time passes way too quickly and it’s just truly wild.

Top Goals Review:  

  • Work: cleaned email but now it’s a mess again. did not do draft 2. thursday went well. did not touch nbu doc.
  • Personal: have not figured out a routine that works for me. did nto journal. did not get into a groove.
  • Family: supported nathaniel and david and jake. celebrated david.

I celebrate: David and the launch this week.

I am grateful for: everything going relatively smoothly.

This week, I exercised: I did uphill walking (15%) 2 days and rock climbing 3 days. David and I walked a lot on Friday together.

This week, I answered the Call of the WildAlso just 1 walking 1-1 this week. I am working on finding a way to go outdoors a lot more.

I embraced Silence of the Wilderness: i did a tiny bit of OLW journaling, I am hoping to do a bit more next week.

This week’s Wildcard was: crazy things at work always. last minute table and chair buying for david. little crazy things. visiting david’s elementary school with him.

I said yes to: showing up for David.

I said no to: doing email this weekend.

Core Desired Feelings (leap, soft, release, join, delight) Check-in: this year feels like it started slowly and poorly for me. i am trying to stay present and give myself grace.

My mood this week was: grateful.

I am proud of: my son. he’s amazing.

I release: all my noise about how this year is going. i am letting it go.

Here’s what I learned this week: all is well.

What I love right now: i am just so grateful for my family right now.


Weekly Review 2020 is a year-long project for 2020. You can read more about my projects for 2020 here.

Weekly Reflection 2020 – 04

The Wildest Part of this Week was: Hmm this week was mostly just a lot of work and late nights. I worked 10+ hours most days and still went climbing on Tuesday night – though I didn’t end up climbing so much – and Thursday morning. I still haven’t adjusted to the rhythms of 2020, yet. Here’s to hoping February fares a bit better.

Top Goals Review:  

  • Work: had only one walking 1-1. cleaned email. did not really continue or really do the nbu doc.
  • Personal: totally did not figure out a routine that works for me.
  • Family: did support nathaniel and david and jake.

I celebrate: being brave this week.

I am grateful for: a quiet weeked.

This week, I exercised: I did uphill walking (15%) 4 days and rock climbing 3 days.

This week, I answered the Call of the WildHmm not much this week. I feel called but am not answering the call. I did take one walking 1-1 but it’s measly.

I embraced Silence of the Wilderness: i did my OLW inspiration board which always makes me happy.

This week’s Wildcard was: hmmm. just having to have so many conversations at work i think.

I said yes to: resting this weekend.

I said no to: working over the weekend even though i really should have.

Core Desired Feelings (leap, soft, release, join, delight) Check-in: Hmm. I am taking a big leap and trying to release all the anxiety around that. I am also thinking of what/where and how to join. Those are top of mind right now.

My mood this week was: very tired.

I am proud of: some solid climbing on Saturday and working hard to tackle the overhangs.

I release: the outcomes

Here’s what I learned this week: how i show up has a big influence on how the story goes.

What I love right now: I love that I am moving slowly.


Weekly Review 2020 is a year-long project for 2020. You can read more about my projects for 2020 here.

Weekly Reflection 2020 – 03

The Wildest Part of this Week was: I am going to have to go with our hike to Mission Peak on Sunday. 9miles and I was feeling good. That was definitely the wildest part.

Top Goals Review:  

  • Work: did not do any walking 1-1s. did clean email. did get some answers. and started!
  • Personal: didn’t even come close to figuring out a routine that works for me.
  • Family: did support nathaniel and david and jake.

I celebrate: Nathaniels winter culmination. It was so wonderful to see all his accomplishments.

I am grateful for: finishing my first draft.

This week, I exercised: I did uphill walking (15%) 5 days, rock climbing 2 days, and took one very long hike.

This week, I answered the Call of the WildI did a long and hard hike on Sunday. 9.2 miles to Mission Peak

I embraced Silence of the Wilderness: Sadly no journaling.

This week’s Wildcard was: Mission Peak and my good meeting at work.

I said yes to: working all Sunday to get my packet written.

I said no to: doing anything on Saturday.

Core Desired Feelings (leap, soft, release, join, delight) Check-in: Hmm. Mission Peak hike made me feel so much better. Delightful. Did not do much of the others tho.

My mood this week was: good, especially on Friday.

I am proud of: getting my MRI done.

I release: i think i am starting to release a bit

Here’s what I learned this week: i can do this.

What I love right now: I love that I am giving myself some grace.


Weekly Review 2020 is a year-long project for 2020. You can read more about my projects for 2020 here.

Weekly Reflection 2020 – 02

The Wildest Part of this Week was: As opposed to last week, this week went super fast for me. There was nothing super wild. I guess the wildest part was the night hiking Jake and I did on Saturday. It was not super long but it was dark enough that we had to put headlamps on to see. It was wonderful to be in the wild at night.

Top Goals Review:  

  • Work: I only did one walking 1-1. I did clean email. I tried to get some answers but alas did not make a lot of progress here.
  • Personal: I also have yet to figure out a routine that works for me.
  • Family: I totally did not make long weekend plans so I am trying to make sure to climb, hike and read as much as possible to make up for it.

I celebrate: Going climbing in the middle of the day on Friday, it was awesome.

I am grateful for: a kind conversation at work on both Monday and Friday this week.

This week, I exercised: I did uphill walking (15%) 5 days, rock climbing 3 days, and took one night hike.

This week, I answered the Call of the Wildstill don’t have this down. we went on a night hike on Saturday and did some climbing (belaying for me) on Saturday by the side of the road which was crazy.

I embraced Silence of the Wilderness: I did almost nothing this week. Trying to get into a better routine here.

This week’s Wildcard was: Climbing Tuesday and getting those overhangs more right! Climbing in the middle of the day on Friday. Hiking at night. All of these were wildcards for me.

I said yes to: staying late at work both Thursday and Friday this week to catch up.

I said no to: starting my perf.

Core Desired Feelings (leap, soft, release, join, delight) Check-in: Hmm. I did leap a bit with Jake and lead belaying. I didn’t release enough. I was delighted with David’s interview that went well and I didn’t find things to join yet. Doing so so on these.

My mood this week was: solid I think for the most part.

I am proud of: getting better at the overhangs.

I release: i would really really like to release all this insane anxiety i am carrying.

Here’s what I learned this week: i am quite self-aware. thankfully.

What I love right now: I love all the climbing.


Weekly Review 2020 is a year-long project for 2020. You can read more about my projects for 2020 here.

Weekly Reflection 2020 – 01

The Wildest Part of this Week was: Hmm this was a week of ups and downs. I felt on the edge the whole week and couldn’t really articulate why. I ended up journaling a bunch and trying to take some steps forward. I also tried to get out of my head often with mixed results. Nothing super wild this week.

Top Goals Review:  

  • Work:  I tried to get back into the groove of things. I did clean email. I didn’t write up nbu but started to work towards it.
  • Personal: I didn’t spent a lot of time trying to figure out a routine that works for me. I did walk every weekday morning.
  • Family: I started plans with with David and and I did spend time working with Nathaniel.

I celebrate: Can I say making it through? I was pretty anxious about going back.

I am grateful for: a little bit of breathing room in my schedule this week.

This week, I exercised: I did uphill walking (15%) 5 days, rock climbing 3 days, yoga twice, and that’s it.

This week, I answered the Call of the Wildvery mildly. Took 3 meetings outside and did a walk with Nathaniel twice.

I embraced Silence of the Wilderness: I journaled on Monday morning and that was it. Pretty poor.

This week’s Wildcard was: Hmm I think it was climbing Friday night since it wasn’t in the plans and I just went for it and it was pretty awesome because I climbed only unrated routes and tried two overhangs.

I said yes to: walking in the mornings even though I am so tired.

I said no to: doing anything on Saturday.

Core Desired Feelings (leap, soft, release, join, delight) Check-in: Hmmm, I think I didn’t lean into almost any of these this week. I need to find a way to make them more front and center in my life.

My mood this week was: on and off.

I am proud of: getting some work done outside of meetings.

I release: whatever i couldn’t do. this week’s laziness and falling behind in yoga.

Here’s what I learned this week: if you want something you have to ask for it.

What I love right now: I love how kind my husband is. I am so grateful.


Weekly Review 2020 is a year-long project for 2020. You can read more about my projects for 2020 here.