Weekly Reflection 2021 – 37

  • The Best Part of this Week: The best part of this week was celebrating my birthday with a lovely day in the city.
  • I am grateful for:  Nathaniel’s negative covid test.
  • This week, I exercised: I’ve still been exercising less lately but i am trying to give myself grace about it.
  • This week, I said yes to:  taking Monday off.
  • I said no to: pushing working through the weekend.
  • I honored my values (love, learn, peace, service, gratitude): I am definitely on a downswing but working on it.
  • Top Goals Review:
    • Work:  totally done with my perf, moved slightly forward on September deliverables, did not think of more conversations, tried remember what matters most.
    • Personal:  celebrated birthday, did more journaling and art, did not find another class, exercised.
    • Family: climbed with J, did david to do ACT but not class, did not find something for N, helped the kids with school and J with work
  • This week, I want to remember: that we are all safe and i am grateful
  • My mood this week was: good but also low.
  • I am proud of: helping my kids.
  • I release: the frustration around having so much to do and not enough time to do it all.
  • Here’s what I learned this week: i still have a ways to go on learning to release what i need to.

Weekly Reflection 2021 – 36

  • The Best Part of this Week: The best part of this week was celebrating with Jake on Tuesday and having the day just to ourselves.
  • I am grateful for:  that the plans I had for Jake’s birthday worked out for the most part.
  • This week, I exercised: I’ve definitely been exercising less lately but i am trying to give myself grace about it.
  • This week, I said yes to:  celebrating Jake.
  • I said no to: pushing through the pain.
  • I honored my values (love, learn, peace, service, gratitude): very very grateful for being healthy.
  • Top Goals Review:
    • Work:  finished my calibration and finished manager perf, did not really forward on September deliverables, did not yet think of more conversations, did try to remember what matters most.
    • Personal:  did some more journaling and art, did not find another class, exercised a bit.
    • Family: climbed with J, celebrated J, got david to do ACT but not the class, did not find something for N, helped the kids with school and J with work
  • This week, I want to remember: I am so grateful to make it to 47!
  • My mood this week was: relatively good.
  • I am proud of: getting perf done.
  • I release: the unease and the nervous energy.
  • Here’s what I learned this week: things are ok, please appreciate them

Weekly Reflection 2021 – 35

  • The Best Part of this Week: The best part of this week was a chat with my friend Sandra.
  • I celebrate: my sweet, wonderful husband’s birthday!
  • I am grateful for:  kind people. i’ve had a very kind fence person help me this week and it was so deeply appreciated.
  • This week, I exercised: I’ve still been riding, climbing, doing core, arms, restorative yoga and stretching regularly. it’s been much more inconsistent this past week but I am still showing up.
  • This week, I said yes to:  staying in the quiet place.
  • I said no to: getting riled up over things that don’t matter.
  • I honored my values (love, learn, peace, service, gratitude): i still feel like i am in the “good place” i feel calm and centered and able to notice my emotions.
  • Top Goals Review:
    • Work:  did next iteration of perf, started on September deliverables, had conversations.
    • Personal:  did a little more journaling and art, did not find another class, did rest a lot.
    • Family: climbed with J, get did david to do class+ACT, no more SAT with N, i did help the kids with school and J with work
  • This week, I want to remember: Thank you for everything. I have no complaints whatsoever.
  • My mood this week was: connected.
  • I am proud of: staying with the calm feeling.
  • I release: the unease, the unknown, and what didn’t get done.
  • Here’s what I learned this week: i have no complaints.

Weekly Reflection 2021 – 34

  • The Best Part of this Week: The best part of this week was that it was no meeting week, it was half a week because I had some vacation and thus it was really quiet.
  • I celebrate: finally taking some real vacation
  • I am grateful for:  downtime
  • This week, I exercised: I’ve still been riding, climbing, doing core, arms, restorative yoga and stretching regularly.
  • This week, I said yes to:  really really slowing down.
  • I said no to: pushing through or checking my email on vacation.
  • I honored my values (love, learn, peace, service, gratitude): i feel closer to these than before. walking in the right direction.
  • Top Goals Review: it’s been a few weeks since last update so i will skip these.
  • My mood this week was: quiet. peaceful.
  • I am proud of: taking the time i needed and helping center myself.
  • I release: it’s sunday night so i release what didn’t get done this weekend.
  • Here’s what I learned this week: it is ok to soften, it’s ok to do aimless art, and it’s ok to let go.

Weekly Reflection 2021 – 31

  • The Best Part of this Week: The best part of this week was watching the sport climbing olympics with my husband every morning.
  • I celebrate: breaking my PMR on the bike this week
  • I am grateful for:  my coach who’s been helping me help myself. [ i think this one bears repeating this week]
  • This week, I exercised: I’ve still been riding, climbing, doing core, arms, restorative yoga and stretching regularly.
  • This week, I said yes to:  showing up for others.
  • I said no to: burning the candle at both ends as i woke up super early every morning.
  • I honored my values (love, learn, peace, service, gratitude): i am working on this. i think the one i want to lean in the most lately is love and peace.
  • Top Goals Review:
    • Work:  stayed on top of email mostly, aligned on cadence, aligned on strategy next steps.
    • Personal:  leaned into journaling and art a little more, found and did most of one class.
    • Family: climbed with J, did get david to do class+ACT, did more SAT with N
  • My mood this week was: this week, again, was tough and all over the place
  • I am proud of: my ability to sit with things and work to understand myself
  • I release: i am going to release all that came before this moment. i am here now.
  • Here’s what I learned this week: it is easier to give grace when i assume nothing.

Weekly Reflection 2021 – 30

  • The Best Part of this Week: The best part of this week was getting my hair done on Friday.
  • I celebrate: date night with my lovely husband on Saturday
  • I am grateful for:  my coach who’s been helping me help myself.
  • This week, I exercised: I’ve been riding, climbing, doing core, arms, restorative yoga and stretching regularly.
  • This week, I said yes to:  being vulnerable even when it was hard.
  • I said no to: sitting with the discomfort of unhappiness.
  • I honored my values (love, learn, peace, service, gratitude): the last few weeks have been such a roller coaster. i am working hard to honor my values and i am finding that they sometimes clash with each other.
  • Top Goals Review:
    • Work:  did stay on top of email, did FOW reviews, did prep for QBR.
    • Personal:  did not really restart journaling plan, looked up a lot of classes but didn’t pick or do one
    • Family: climbed with J, passed test!, got david to do class, did more SAT with N
  • My mood this week was: this week, too, was tough and all over the place
  • I am proud of: getting my lead belay. look at me go!
  • I release: i am constantly working on releasing so i don’t have to hold on to things but the constant work on myself, constant triggering and then having to do the work again and again is so much.
  • Here’s what I learned this week: it is not all on my shoulders.

Weekly Reflection 2021 – 29

  • The Best Part of this Week: I’ve been very intermittent with these, this year. But I still enjoy doing them when I do them. Best part of this week was Friday and getting some downtime.
  • I celebrate: getting to have in-person coffee with a friend
  • I am grateful for:  open conversations around vulnerability
  • This week, I exercised: I’ve been riding, climbing, doing core, arms, restorative yoga and stretching regularly.
  • This week, I said yes to:  talking through things.
  • I said no to: not much this week.
  • I honored my values (love, learn, peace, service, gratitude):this was a tough week and i learned a lot.
  • Top Goals Review: (these are a few weeks old but that’s ok)
    • Work:  i did all my work goals.
    • Personal:  not doing awesome on journaling or class
    • Family: climbed with J, got david to enroll in class, did not plan milestones for N
  • My mood this week was: really tough and low week this week
  • I am proud of: i am proud of making it through.
  • I release: i released so much this week and i have so much more to release
  • Here’s what I learned this week: no one can give me what i won’t give myself.

Weekly Reflection 2021 – 27

  • The Best Part of this Week: Vacation was wonderful and it was really good to disconnect for a bit. I needed it and ideally I need more of it.
  • I celebrate: Not checking any of my email the whole time!
  • I am grateful for:  paid vacation, i know it’s not something everyone gets to have.
  • This week, I exercised: No climbing this week and I didn’t ride the bike for the two days I was away but otherwise, I did the core, arms, riding, stretching and yoga daily. I did do a long hike (8miles) and some outdoor climbing with my hubby.
  • This week, I said yes to:  taking downtime.
  • I said no to: staying connected to work.
  • I honored my values (love, learn, peace, service, gratitude):I love these values. I think I am not leaning into learn as much as I would have liked so that’s the one that’s top of mind for me at the moment.
  • Top Goals Review: (these are a few weeks old but that’s ok)
    • Work:  i did a bunch at work, not sure if I’d say I am caught up but I am close.
    • Personal:  I did restart journaling plan and sort of came up with art plan, I did not find one class.
    • Family: spent a lot time with J, did not yet get david to enroll in class, also did not plan milestones for N but he’s doing well
  • My mood this week was: it was calm though I’ve been feeling crabby for the last two days
  • I am proud of: i am proud of taking a break when i needed it.
  • I release: i am working on constantly releasing things because it’s what I need most in this moment.
  • Here’s what I learned this week: life is complicated and beautiful all at the same time.

Weekly Reflection 2021 – 24

  • The Best Part of this Week: I had some tough and deep and meaningful conversations this week. Even though they were tough I think they really helped me.
  • I celebrate: i managed to do some lead-climbing for the first time ever on Saturday. I am proud of myself.
  • I am grateful for:  having endless chances to get things right.
  • This week, I exercised: I climbed 2 times a week, rode every day for 20 mins, did 10 mins of core and 10 mins of arms and 5 minutes of stretching, 20 minutes of intro yoga, and 10 minutes of restorative yoga daily. And I did some outdoor climbing.
  • This week, I said yes to:  practicing multi-pitch.
  • I said no to: letting things unravel.
  • I honored my values (love, learn, peace, service, gratitude):i have been leaning into these values so much in the last week. I have been thinking a lot about what they mean to me and how i can show up to honor them.
  • Top Goals Review:
    • Work:  partly got through my todos, caught up to email, did not send more emails.
    • Personal:  did not really restart journaling plan, did not come up with art plan, did OLW journal journaling, did not find one class.
    • Family: was with J, did not get david to enroll in class, planned schedule for N
  • My mood this week was: all over the place
  • I am proud of: i am proud of being open and honest and vulnerable and also not getting on the roller coaster
  • I release: everything from this week and start fresh every day, every moment.
  • Here’s what I learned this week: it get to show up and be me and i get to pivot and lean in and be here.

Weekly Reflection 2021 – 23

  • The Best Part of this Week: This week was a purposefully quiet week. I deleted all my meetings except for the few I had to attend and then worked offline and read some. It was really nice to have some downtime, however small.
  • I celebrate: end of the school year for my boys, it was a long year and they persevered like champs.
  • I am grateful for:  another long weekend coming.
  • This week, I exercised: I climbed 3 times a week, rode every day for 20 mins and once for 45 minutes, did 10 mins of core and 10 mins of arms and 5 minutes of stretching and 10 minutes of restorative yoga daily. I also did week five of strength class which was 2 hours of strength and 30 minutes of stretching this week. And I stated a yoga series.
  • This week, I said yes to:  taking some downtime.
  • I said no to: pretty much anything besides reading.
  • I honored my values (love, learn, peace, service, gratitude): it was a tough week with ups and downs but i am still actively working on this.
  • Top Goals Review:
    • Work:  i did all of it and now i have another long list 🙂
    • Personal:  still did not really continue journaling plan, stopped illustration plan, did OLW but i need a new journaling and art plan that i can sustain
    • Family: spent time with J, calendared painters, done with DMV, found a driving class for D, sort of found more projects for N.
  • My mood this week was: numb and tired
  • I am proud of: i am proud of taking it slow this week and how open to feedback i am.
  • I release: all of my anxiety from this week, let’s go.
  • Here’s what I learned this week: i get to choose how i make others feel.

Weekly Reflection 2021 – 21

  • The Best Part of this Week: the best part of this week was the four day weekend. I needed it and rested for most of it.
  • I celebrate: taking a plunge, however small.
  • I am grateful for:  a little extra rest this week.
  • This week, I exercised: I climbed 3 times a week, rode every day for 15 mins and once for 60 minutes, did 10 mins of core and 10 mins of arms and 5 minutes of stretching and 10 minutes of restorative yoga daily. I also did week three of strength class which was 2 hours of strength and 30 minutes of stretching this week.
  • This week, I said yes to:  sending those emails.
  • I said no to: catching up on email, i am incredibly behind.
  • I honored my values (love, learn, peace, service, gratitude): i am making peace with how things are and trying not to worry too much.
  • Top Goals Review:
    • Work:  did not make a list of all the todos, did not stay on top of email, did somewhat align around FoW.
    • Personal:  did not really continue journaling plan, did start illustration plan, did week in the life documentation, did OLW journaling.
    • Family: spent time with J, booked painters, encouraged D for M, N found his own project.
  • My mood this week was: i think i am experiencing real burnout at this point
  • I am proud of: i am proud of how much i can step away and disengage.
  • I release: all the guilt I am feeling.
  • Here’s what I learned this week: it doesn’t have to be this way.

Weekly Reflection 2021 – 20

  • The Best Part of this Week: the best part of this week was hanging out with big boy on Saturday night.
  • I celebrate: making it through this week, it was quite a lot.
  • I am grateful for:  sunny weather and getting to spend a lot of downtime this weekend.
  • This week, I exercised: I climbed 3 times a week, rode every day for 15 mins and once for 60 minutes, did 10 mins of core and 10 mins of arms and 5 minutes of stretching and 10 minutes of restorative yoga daily. I also did week three of strength class which was 1 hour and 20 minutes of strength and 20 minutes of stretching this week.
  • This week, I said yes to:  going to work Monday and Tuesday.
  • I said no to: letting myself get carried away with all that’s going on at work.
  • I honored my values (love, learn, peace, service, gratitude): I worked hard all week to hold on to the feeling of grounded-ness and faith in the universe.
  • Top Goals Review:
    • Work:  went to IO, did not really make a list of all the todos, cleaned email.
    • Personal:  continued journaling plan mostly, started week in the life documentation, did OLW May.
    • Family: spent time with with J, didn’t book painters but got quotes, did help D with course list, did not find a project for N.
  • My mood this week was: all over the place
  • I am proud of: i am proud of how calmly i am able to navigate all this.
  • I release: all the things I don’t have control over.
  • Here’s what I learned this week: i get to decide my peace.