Weekly Reflection – 51

And here we are. I know I didn’t post last week, I was in Edmonton, Canada, and I didn’t take my computer with me so I didn’t get to post. And next week I will be posting all about my plans for 2017, so there will be enough reflection posts to last a lifetime. All of this is to say that this will be the final Weekly Reflection for 2017. I will be continuing these next year since they were so helpful in making sure I am intentional with my time and reflective about life week to week. This helps me see all I do, it helps me see who I am and the choices I make day in and day out. It also allows me to pause and enjoy my life while I live it. Gratitude in real-time.

  • Three Choices I made this week:
    • One: I chose to slow down this week. I read, I made puzzles, I rested.
    • Two: I chose to travel with my family even though I really dislike traveling during the holidays.
    • Three: I chose to finally sit and make plans for 2017. I feel good about where I am now.
  • I read/learned: Between travel and the quiet week at home, I have read a lot of books. Since I last posted, I’ve finished This is your Life Harriet Chance!, the sequel to my friend’s book, Behold the Dreamers, Talking as Fast as I can, Hillbilly Elegy, The Chemist, The Undoing Project, Why We Get Fat, Infinite Home, The Association of Small Bombs, and I am now reading Swing Time. I’ve also watched a new series on Netflix called The OA this week. I have mixed feelings about it.
  • I celebrate:  Christmas. I love this time of year.
  • I am grateful for:  my home. downtime. family.
  • I focused on my health by: i’ve been working on the food. not a lot but slowly.
  • I made art:  still working away at december daily. i wanted to make art for January but I am not really feeling inspired.
  • I let go of: everything this week. I’m trying to let go more and more so i can really relax.
  • Core Desire Check-in:
    • Kind: I’ve been kind to the kids this week. I’ve been trying to as we are all home.
    • Strong: I was strong with persisting that I wanted to make 2017 plans. I finally pulled it together.
    • True: I was true to myself and didn’t over commit for the next year. Though I am still on the fence about my art plans.
    • Generous: I was generous Jake since we’ve been back so he can have the time to finish off some work.
    • Brave: I was brave to not check any work mail this week. I don’t even want to know what will welcome me when this vacation is over.

Happy 2016 everyone. Here’s to an amazing 2017 for all of us!

Weekly Reflection is a year-long project for 2016. You can read more about my projects for 2016 here.

1 comment to Weekly Reflection – 51

  • CarrieH

    I love the sentence “It allows me to pause and enjoy my life while I live it.” I think I’ll use a version of that at the top of my plans/goals for 2017. Have a wonderful rest of your break.

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