Weekly Reflection 2020 – 11

The Wildest Part of this Week was: Ok so I ended up skipping last week because I worked 32 hours last weekend over the course of the two days. When I wasn’t working, I was sleeping. This week was no different. Work work work work, and then sleep. I am not even sure how to say what the wildest part of this week was except to say all of it. When I picked wild for my word this was not at all what I had in mind.

Top Goals Review:  all these went out the door in the wake of covid and all covid related work.

I celebrate: My team at work getting some valuable features out the door, I am so proud to work where I work and be a part of this amazing team.

I am grateful for: my family being safe here, in Boston, in Michigan, and in Istanbul. I am so glad we are all healthy and safe at the moment.

This week, I exercised: I’ve been taking daily walks around the block and that’s been the extent of my exercise lately.

This week, I answered the Call of the WildJust the fresh air I get from being outside.

I embraced Silence of the Wilderness: no journaling but finally a bit of a quieter weekend so a lot more reading and resting and napping.

This week’s Wildcard was: Coronavirus and Jake win it all handsdown.

I said yes to: doing whatever’s needed at work.

I said no to: doing pretty much anything else to be honest.

Core Desired Feelings (leap, soft, release, join, delight) Check-in: well things are a bit topsy turvy at the moment. I am trying really hard to be soft and to find little ways to help delight. I ordered flowers from our local CSA and bought myself a candle that crackles thanks to a wood wick. I am taking the little moments as they come.

My mood this week was: exhausted and focused.

I am proud of: my kids being patient with all that’s going on. And helping their dad.

I release: all of everything dropping on the floor at the moment. 2020 is apparently going to be a year for the books. May it come and go with all of us staying healthy and may we all slowly recover from this.

Here’s what I learned this week: so much learning about what we’re each capable of. we are capable of doing hard things.

What I love right now: I love that it’s getting warmer. Hopefully rain will come and go quickly and we can enjoy a bit of warm weather.


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

Weekly Reflection 2020 – 09

The Wildest Part of this Week was: Voting wearing plastic gloves. I always prefer to vote in person but this year, I wasn’t sure it was safe. So we decided to go with gloves on just to be safe.

Top Goals Review:  

  • Work: did not finish perf but pretty close. stayed on top of email. did not spend some time with nbu and tokyo.
  • Personal: did not figure out a routine that works for me. did journal a little. did not get into a groove. did eat the wild.
  • Family: supported nathaniel and david and jake. finished taxes, round one.

I celebrate: Voting.

I am grateful for: my family’s safety and health at these times of uncertainty

This week, I exercised: i’ve been doing a poor job of exercise. i went bouldering on Tuesday night at work and I went on a mini hike with Jake today. I need to go back to the daily walking and maybe take some classes at work since I can’t go to the climbing gym at the moment.

This week, I answered the Call of the WildSome awesome outdoor time in Houston. That will be it this week.

I embraced Silence of the Wilderness: just a small amount of journaling this week.

This week’s Wildcard was: Well coronovirus definitely is a wildcard. Albeit not a good one.

I said yes to: bouldering at work, a 5am hike right after the time change so it was a 4am hike. working really late every night this week.

I said no to: exercising in the mornings, which i am sad about.

Core Desired Feelings (leap, soft, release, join, delight) Check-in: i haven’t connected to my core desired feelings in so long. I actively work on releasing but nothing else sadly.

My mood this week was: on edge if i am honest.

I am proud of: staying calm throughout all that’s going on

I release: the guilt of not getting it all done, of not being perfect.

Here’s what I learned this week: life is precious. yes, i know this but i seem to also have to relearn it often.

What I love right now: I love that the days will now be even longer, i love that spring is around the corner and i love that I have a desktop at work now.


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

Weekly Reflection 2020 – 08

The Wildest Part of this Week was: Getting to be on the NASA observation room at the Johnson Space Center and watching the control room and the scientists at the ISS. How amazing!

Top Goals Review:  

  • Work: did docs for draft 2. cleaned email. traveled.
  • Personal: did not figure out a routine that works for me. did journal. did not get into a groove.
  • Family: supported nathaniel and david and jake.

I celebrate: Traveling and coming home and supporting both my kids.

I am grateful for: finally committing

This week, I exercised: i didn’t do much this week, just a thursday night session with Jake but I did stand and walk a lot earlier this week

This week, I answered the Call of the WildSome awesome outdoor time in Houston. That will be it this week.

I embraced Silence of the Wilderness: Pretty solid journaling over the weekend and I am planning to do a lot more in March.

This week’s Wildcard was: Houston was a wildcard.

I said yes to: going climbing, work trip, going to work all Saturday.

I said no to: hmm, staying late on Friday I guess.

Core Desired Feelings (leap, soft, release, join, delight) Check-in: I’ve been working on these, and I have a plan to make a plan, lol.

My mood this week was: tired. full. overwhelmed.

I am proud of: coming home Wednesday, feeling ok changing my ticket and not staying an extra day.

I release: all the nervous energy of this cycle. let’s see where it goes.

Here’s what I learned this week: I have a lot more support than I thought I did.

What I love right now: I love my family so so much right now. I always do but right now I am just so grateful for exactly where we are.


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

Weekly Reflection 2020 – 07

The Wildest Part of this Week was: The climbing. We went outdoors climbing at New Jack City and it was totally wild. My second time outdoor climbing ever. My first time lead-belaying Jake. It was fun fun fun.

Top Goals Review:  none 🙂

I celebrate: A really lovely time away from home.

I am grateful for: Recovering and managing to have a lovely time after the first terrible night.

This week, I exercised: We went on two hikes and an outdoor climbing session.

This week, I answered the Call of the Wildso much outdoors time this week! Joshua Tree National Park and New Jack City and Palm Springs!

I embraced Silence of the Wilderness: A small amount of journaling this week.

This week’s Wildcard was: Sunday night’s fight. But we recovered.

I said yes to: going climbing, going in the pool, driving crazy long.

I said no to: working.

Core Desired Feelings (leap, soft, release, join, delight) Check-in: I did it all this week. I am proud of myself.

My mood this week was: tired and grateful.

I am proud of: my family, we all showed up.

I release: whatever else i am carrying this week, i just want to let it all go

Here’s what I learned this week: wild is my happy place.

What I love right now: so grateful to have gotten to take vacation.


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

Weekly Reflection 2020 – 06

The Wildest Part of this Week was: I went out multiple nights this week. I chose to show up again and again. I am proud of myself.

Top Goals Review:  

  • Work: cleaned email but then it built up again. did draft 2. finished cheese. did not do docs for draft 2.
  • Personal: i have yet to figure out a routine that works for me and it’s almost march. i am not even sure where to begin at this point. journaled a tiny amount. have not been able to get into a groove. booked vacation.
  • Family: supported nathaniel and david and jake.

I celebrate: The reorg and release and all things being done.

I am grateful for: Jake who shows up places with me.

This week, I exercised: I did not walk at all this week. Did go climbing but it was so-so.

This week, I answered the Call of the WildThis wasn’t a big outdoors week but next week will be!

I embraced Silence of the Wilderness: Not a lot this week.

This week’s Wildcard was: going to Yul’s party! Crazy and fun.

I said yes to: going to Nathaniel’s school and then Evelyn’s release party and then Yul’s Survivor party and then climbing in the middle of the day.

I said no to: writing the docs over the weekend.

Core Desired Feelings (leap, soft, release, join, delight) Check-in: this week i joined. I showed up. I feel grateful.

My mood this week was: tired.

I am proud of: myself this week.

I release: i suspend everything for a week as i go on vacation.

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

What I love right now: vacation coming up!


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

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.