Say Yes – 31

  • Weekly Intention: My intention this week is to not take anything personally. Honestly I am very tired and I can’t handle any more emotional roller-coastering. I just need a week of peace even if it’s only in my head. So this week I will have strong boundaries and do the best i can and not get on the roller coaster.
  • This month’s intention is: August: Yes to Life: Time to get organized again, transitions are coming. Eleventh and Seventh grades.  Get organized, plan, prepare and do what you need to do. Write down all your dreams. Make plans. And August is here, the beginning of transitions. We will have to get the kids ready for school and i have to transition myself into a new routine.
  • One way I will leap this week: My goal this week is to slow down and not get on the roller coaster at all. To not strive.
  • One boundary I will set this week: I will eat lunch outside every day.
  • One area where I will go deeper this week: my communication with C.
  • What do I need to sit with this week?  the stories i am telling myself.
  • I am looking forward to: our vacation.
  • Focus on Core Desired Feelings (lighter, kinder, enough, magic, wild): i think i am leaning into all of these except being lighter. i need to work on that.
  • This week’s challenges: just making it through unscathed. that’s the goal this week.
  • Top Goals: 
    • Work:  stay on top of email, align on cadence, align on strategy next steps.
    • Personal:  lean into journaling and art somehow, find one class.
    • Family: climb with J, get david to do class+ACT, do more SAT with N
  • This week, I want to remember: it’s ok not to get it all right.

Say Yes – 30

  • Weekly Intention: My intention this week is take breaks. Last week was tough and I worked too much and tried to do too much. I need to go slower and take more breaks.
  • This month’s intention is: July: Yes to adventures: Create some adventure. Go places. Do things. Hug your people. Take chances. July is almost over. Any more chances for me to take?
  • One way I will leap this week: maybe finally find and start taking a class?
  • One boundary I will set this week: I will take 30 minutes for myself every night this week.
  • One area where I will go deeper this week: maybe i can pass the lead test this week?
  • What do I need to sit with this week?  tiredness.
  • I am looking forward to: booking one more summer vacation.
  • Focus on Core Desired Feelings (lighter, kinder, enough, magic, wild): oh man i’ve been diving deep into all this.
  • This week’s challenges: Tuesday will be a long, long day.
  • Top Goals: 
    • Work:  stay on top of email, FOW reviews, prep for QBR.
    • Personal:  restart journaling plan, find one class.
    • Family: climb with J, get david to do class, do more SAT with N
  • This week, I want to remember: it’s ok to rest.

Say Yes – 28

  • Weekly Intention: My intention this week is to go slow. I need the re-entry to be slow and intentional. So I need to make sure to slow myself down each time the instinct to run rises.
  • This month’s intention is: July: Yes to adventures: Create some adventure. Go places. Do things. Hug your people. Take chances. This is an interesting provocation. I’ve already done one adventure in July. Can i do smaller adventures? Is there a way I can take some chances?
  • One way I will leap this week: maybe finally find and start taking a class?
  • One boundary I will set this week: I am going to try hard not to leap into working all the time.
  • One area where I will go deeper this week: I will attempt to do the exercises in the DYL book.
  • What do I need to sit with this week?  the numb feeling i seem to have a lot lately.
  • I am looking forward to: having my hubby back.
  • Focus on Core Desired Feelings (lighter, kinder, enough, magic, wild): i did get to have some wild and magic last week so this week will be about feeling lighter and enough.
  • This week’s challenges: just easing back into work will be challenging
  • Top Goals: 
    • Work:  clean all email, get to work on FOW, meet C.
    • Personal:  continue journaling plan, come up with art plan, find one class.
    • Family: climb with J, get david to enroll in class, plan milestones for N
  • This week, I want to remember: there’s enough time for it all.

Say Yes – 25

  • Weekly Intention: Ok here’s the plan this week. Lean in. Show up, be curious, be open. You can make all this work.
  • This month’s intention is: June: Yes to Light: Breathe in the fresh air. Summer is here. Smell the water. Go outside. Sit in the sunshine. One more school year is over. Celebrate your life. For now it’s all about sunshine. I will lean into the sunshine.
  • One way I will leap this week: changing my perspective at work. show up differently.
  • One boundary I will set this week: not getting on the rollercoaster.
  • One area where I will go deeper this week: journaling and an art practice are the two i still want to do.
  • What do I need to sit with this week?  just being here, now.
  • I am looking forward to: having some of the conversations we will have this week.
  • Focus on Core Desired Feelings (lighter, kinder, enough, magic, wild): trying to pay attention to the little moments of magic and light.
  • This week’s challenges: i am hoping this will be a week where i can make some solid progress at work.
  • Top Goals: 
    • Work:  get through my todos, catchup, send more emails.
    • Personal:  restart journaling plan, come up with art plan, find one class.
    • Family: be with J, get david to enroll in class, plan milestones for N
  • This week, I want to remember: i play a part in all this and i can choose what that part is.

Say Yes – 24

  • Weekly Intention: I get a new manager this week. This is a big deal. My intention this week is to be open and kind and gracious and open-minded. And quiet and open and observant.
  • This month’s intention is: June: Yes to Light: Breathe in the fresh air. Summer is here. Smell the water. Go outside. Sit in the sunshine. One more school year is over. Celebrate your life. Yes let’s schedule some celebration. I’ve been sitting outside and it’s magical.
  • One way I will leap this week: maybe some more emails? maybe just changing my perspective at work. show up differently.
  • One boundary I will set this week: still not clear on this.
  • One area where I will go deeper this week: journaling and an art practice are the two.
  • What do I need to sit with this week?  anxiety and hope.
  • I am looking forward to: meeting my new manager for real.
  • Focus on Core Desired Feelings (lighter, kinder, enough, magic, wild): feeling better this week, sitting outside really helps.
  • This week’s challenges: short week with a lot of todos, new people new beginnings.
  • Top Goals: 
    • Work:  get through my todos, catchup, send more emails.
    • Personal:  restart journaling plan, come up with art plan, OLW journal journaling, find one class.
    • Family: be with J, get david to enroll in class, plan schedule for N
  • This week, I want to remember: i get to choose how to feel and how to receive.

Say Yes – 22

  • Weekly Intention: This is a short week. My goal this week is just to show up, i really need to take it one day at a time this week.
  • This month’s intention is: June: Yes to Light: Breathe in the fresh air. Summer is here. Smell the water. Go outside. Sit in the sunshine. One more school year is over. Celebrate your life. Oh man, i really needed to hear this tonight.
  • One way I will leap this week: maybe some more emails?
  • One boundary I will set this week: I need to think about what I need right now, I am not clear on it.
  • One area where I will go deeper this week: i need to go back to doing more journaling.
  • What do I need to sit with this week?  this burnout i’m feeling
  • I am looking forward to: being done with the DMV.
  • Focus on Core Desired Feelings (lighter, kinder, enough, magic, wild): right now i am not feeling much of any of these.
  • This week’s challenges: DMV, short, tight week, catching up on all i dropped on the floor last week.
  • Top Goals: 
    • Work:  make a list of all the todos, stay on top of email, send more emails.
    • Personal:  restart journaling plan, continue illustration plan, June OLW journaling.
    • Family: be with J, calendar painters, be done with DMV, find a driving teacher for D, more projects for N.
  • This week, I want to remember: it doesn’t mean anything.

Say Yes – 21

  • Weekly Intention: This week will also likely be intense. There are a lot of decisions to be made and not a lot of time. My intention is to be calm and not take anything personally this week.
  • This month’s intention is: May: Yes Just Yes: Time to be bold. Jump in. Dare to go all in and see what happens. What happens if you say yes?! Let the experimenting begin.
  • One way I will leap this week: sending those emails.
  • One boundary I will set this week: hmmm maybe i will set one around not working late this week.
  • One area where I will go deeper this week: starting some kind of daily drawing/illustration/doodling
  • What do I need to sit with this week?  i need to sit with what comes next
  • I am looking forward to: a four day weekend.
  • Focus on Core Desired Feelings (lighter, kinder, enough, magic, wild): i am definitely feeling lighter and kinder and enough lately. I think I need more magic and wild in my life. [i think this holds this week, too]
  • This week’s challenges: navigating the new normal.
  • Top Goals: 
    • Work:  make a list of all the todos, stay on top of email, align around FoW.
    • Personal:  continue journaling plan, start illustration plan, do week in the life documentation, OLW journaling.
    • Family: be with J, book painters, encourage D for M, find a project for N.
  • This week, I want to remember: it’s ok to rest.

Say Yes – 20

  • Weekly Intention: This week is going to be interesting. I will be at work on Monday and Tuesday with a relatively intense schedule and then I haven’t even looked at Wednesday onward but I expect it’s back to back because of my event early in the week. I also will be climbing extra to make up for not being able to go this coming weekend. So my intention this week is to persevere and to start things on a positive foot.
  • This month’s intention is: May: Yes Just Yes: Time to be bold. Jump in. Dare to go all in and see what happens. What happens if you say yes?! For now I am taking this as showing up to life, to J, to work, to my kids and just in general saying yes to things.
  • One way I will leap this week: I want to lean in more into DYL and to journaling this week. It’s the only area where I haven’t done as well as I would like to.
  • One boundary I will set this week: My boundaries are always about work. Not letting it take over my life.
  • One area where I will go deeper this week: hmm maybe doing the book for week in the life? I think I will do that this week.
  • What do I need to sit with this week?  i still need to sit with all that’s going on at work.
  • I am looking forward to: being at work. getting to work with the new leads. climbing.
  • Focus on Core Desired Feelings (lighter, kinder, enough, magic, wild): i am definitely feeling lighter and kinder and enough lately. I think I need more magic and wild in my life.
  • This week’s challenges: a complicated week this week, let’s see how it works.
  • Top Goals: 
    • Work:  IO, make a list of all the todos, clean email.
    • Personal:  continue journaling plan, week in the life documentation, OLW May.
    • Family: be with J, book painters, help D with course list, find a project for N.
  • This week, I want to remember: one step at a time, it doesn’t all have to get done at once.

Say Yes – 19

  • Weekly Intention: My intention this week is to take care of my own needs. I expect this to be a tough week and I will be there for myself, listening and taking what I need.
  • This month’s intention is: May: Yes Just Yes: Time to be bold. Jump in. Dare to go all in and see what happens. What happens if you say yes?! Well ok, art is working great so far and so is food. Maybe this was about work? but unclear what it really means.
  • One way I will leap this week: Since the art journaling is giving me a lot of joy, my new plan this week will be non-art journaling
  • One boundary I will set this week: i will step away from work as needed.
  • One area where I will go deeper this week: i am doing week in the life this week. It will be definitely going deeper.
  • What do I need to sit with this week?  i need to sit with all that’s going on at work.
  • I am looking forward to: nothing specific this week. just looking forward to being outside more.
  • Focus on Core Desired Feelings (lighter, kinder, enough, magic, wild): here’s to letting all the lightness, kindness and magic holding me this week.
  • This week’s challenges: a tough tough week at work this week.
  • Top Goals: 
    • Work:  have convos with P. figure out next steps. do DYL book.
    • Personal:  start journaling plan, week in the life.
    • Family: be with J, find painters, book real id.
  • This week, I want to remember: you have what it takes.

Say Yes – 18

  • Weekly Intention: My intention this week is to stay present to the difference between things that are about me and things that are not and to stay as grounded as possible.
  • This month’s intention is: May: Yes Just Yes: Time to be bold. Jump in. Dare to go all in and see what happens. What happens if you say yes?! This one is interesting, I have some plans about art and food, maybe we will just lean into those?
  • One way I will leap this week:  I made some plans for art journaling. This will be my big leap for this week.
  • One boundary I will set this week: not sure about this one at the moment.
  • One area where I will go deeper this week: i started the work but really didn’t dig in and do some work around the designing work book so maybe that’s a good one for this week.
  • What do I need to sit with this week?  i need to sit with how much can change in a little time and make sure i am grateful for what’s here, now.
  • I am looking forward to: big boy’s ap test being done so he can relax a bit.
  • Focus on Core Desired Feelings (lighter, kinder, enough, magic, wild): i feel like i am leaning into kinder and feeling lighter and even enough lately. The wild in my life is only the climbing. So is the magic. Maybe the art will help here.
  • This week’s challenges: just some anxiety around work.
  • Top Goals: 
    • Work:  write up team plan and six month plan.
    • Personal:  start art journal plan, do journal
    • Family: celebrate d. find painters, book real id.
  • This week, I want to remember: it’s going to be okay.

Say Yes – 16

  • Weekly Intention: My intention this week is to stay in this quiet place as long as I can. I know this week will be busy at work and then it will culminate in little boy’s birthday and I want to go through this week with kindness at my heart and gratitude for the people around me.
  • This month’s intention is: April: The Quiet Yes: Be still. Listen to the whispers of your soul. See what your heart is telling you. Listen to the conversations in your head. Hear yourself. Ok so I haven’t been doing daily journaling but I have been quiet more often than not in April. The restorative yoga is really helping.
  • One way I will leap this week:  so I would still love to journal and find some way back to art. but I also would love to find a painter for the house and make the appointment for my real id. Those are my current big to dos.
  • One boundary I will set this week: i am working on this advice my kids’ principal gave a few years ago. that when someone i love is on a roller coaster, i don’t get on the roller coaster with them. instead i wait at the bottom with a plate of cookies. so i am going to work on not feeling other people’s feelings and not being responsible for their feelings either. being there for them without making it about me.
  • One area where I will go deeper this week: hmmm some work around the designing work book so i can think about my work a bit.
  • What do I need to sit with this week? some ideas on how to incorporate art back into my life
  • I am looking forward to: celebrating little boy
  • Focus on Core Desired Feelings (lighter, kinder, enough, magic, wild): i do feel lighter now that the days are warmer and longer and i can sit outside more. now i have to start being kinder and slower.
  • This week’s challenges: there’s a lot to do at work this week. I am hoping that I can go through it with grace and calm. and without working too many long days.
  • Top Goals: 
    • Work:  finish prep for review. clean email. figure out plan for E.
    • Personal:  get back to drawing and journaling.
    • Family: celebrate N. find painters, book real id.
  • This week, I want to remember: There are very few things time cannot heal.

Say Yes – 13

  • Weekly Intention: My intention this week is to go slow and to make progress. I would like to be intentional and see if i can move things forward.
  • This month’s intention is: April: The Quiet Yes: Be still. Listen to the whispers of your soul. See what your heart is telling you. Listen to the conversations in your head. Hear yourself. Grateful to be saying goodbye to April. I think this is a call for journaling if i ever heard one. Here’s to a month of journaling in April!
  • One way I will leap this week:  book vacation, journal, find some way back to art. all of these would be leaps.
  • One boundary I will set this week: hmmm maybe i need to do some journaling in the middle of the day instead?
  • One area where I will go deeper this week: doing the coaching assessment.
  • What do I need to sit with this week? some ideas on how to incorporate art back into my life
  • I am looking forward to: a 3-day weekend if I am lucky.
  • Focus on Core Desired Feelings (lighter, kinder, enough, magic, wild): still trying to pull together that magical holiday
  • This week’s challenges: another short week this week. i am hoping it will feel less overwhelming than last week.
  • Top Goals: 
    • Work:  write up the 3 for L and 3 for D. finish coaching assessment. prep for reviews.
    • Personal:  get back to drawing and journaling.
    • Family: take walks with J. do one thing with N and do one thing with D. book vacation for April.
  • This week, I want to remember: Things turn out more okay than not.