It’s that time again: New Year, new hopes, new dreams, NEW YOU! Right?–at least, that’s what the resolution makers will tell you–but I’m here to tell you why it’s ok to let go of those resolution expectations. Every year January rolls in with the pressure of bettering yourself in some way. While I do believe self-improvement should be near the top of everyone’s list–it’s what inspires me to write for you–it shouldn’t be at the expense of feeling like a failure. That’s how it feels, doesn’t it? You’re either plugging along, working that resolution and living the good life, or… Read More »Failed Resolution… already?
Well, here we are! Our calendars have nearly run out, and, yet again, we’re left wondering where on earth the time went–it always happens too quick!–and now, I don’t know about you, but sometimes my thoughts fall to what I wish I would have done or could have done, but didn’t… Take my writing for example. I’ve been feeling down because I just can’t find time for it. But, if I stop to really think about it, I realize just how much I’ve accomplished in this little write life of mine, and am grateful. First, I started a newsletter, which… Read More »A Bittersweet wrap-up to 2022
December is here! and you know what that means… A schedule full of festive celebrations, get togethers with friends and family, holiday parties, and to-do lists that bust at the seams–I’m exhausted just thinking about it. It’s got me reflecting a lot–mostly thanks to last weeks newsletter: how to show up in life–and have been debating what that can look like through the busiest time of the year… So…how exactly do we get through it, AND enjoy it? Enter my list of December rules. Well, its not really a list of rules, more like a single rule. But, it’s not really a rule… Read More »DECEMBER RULES
The BEST of you… What does that look like anyways? Does it bubble with enthusiasm, dancing around like a ballerina on opening night? Or is it grounded, empowered, and listens to the world with intention. Perhaps your best version carries the weight of the world on its shoulders, but makes it look easy… Whatever it looks like, when you’re at your best the stars and your heart align, your mind clear from nonsense, and you’re simply content in the world as it flows past–you can take on anything. This version though, who’s lucky enough to know it? Is it reserved… Read More »Who gets the BEST of you?
One never expects to need broccoli socks in your life, until you have them… And then, suddenly, you wonder how you ever survived without! Happy little green bushes plastered over a backdrop of sunshine yellow. Goofy and random, yes, but also just enough to bring a smile to anyone who is lucky enough to notice them. Kids especially–some of the kindergarten kids I work with have difficulties transitioning to new activities, but a perfectly timed broccoli sock distraction and we’re back on track–hooray! They’re a delightful little ray of sunshine amidst a routine of grey. And why shouldn’t it be… Read More »Broccoli Socks.
With every sunrise, comes new opportunity, a fresh perspective, and the chance to try something different. (Today I needed to remind myself of this.) We all have high’s and lows in our day-to-day working lives–the roller coaster of an EA though, this is a whole new existence. When I entered into this world I figured there would be good and bad days, of course, but the extremes leave me speechless. A bad day as an EA can hurt. Words filled with anger and pain are often hurled at us, occasionally the dreaded “I hate you;” or maybe they lash out… Read More »With every sunrise, comes the chance to try again.
All signs pointed to disastrous: The Worst Case Scenario. The night was rough. I was awake at all hours of the night, thanks to my teething 11 month old, and then we decided that 4am was the perfect time to get up–ok, he decided, but no. Just no. After an hour of him fighting, and me begging, he slipped back into dream world. I was happy he was resting his little mind–but me? I felt ripped off. I was left with only 30 minutes before my usual alarm would go off…sigh… Might as well start the day. Our morning routine… Read More »Worst Case Scenario.
Perspective. We’re all born into this place, blue in the face and screaming for all the world to hear, protesting from the moment our lungs breathe the air of existence. Thrown into life, to discover your own thoughts, ideas, and interpretations on what its all about. Growing, learning, and piecing it all together, like a child knee-deep in Lego, locking them together one at a time in hopes they will create something magical… One by one, building walls and castles, cars and homes, never really sure of the end result, but they continue to build anyways. Brick by Brick, trudging… Read More »perspective.
Going on eighteen months of this nonsense: Isolation. Restrictions. Uncertainty… We’re all exhausted. Our mental health is suffering. I’m not even sure I see an end in sight anymore–do you? It’s been a struggle. We’ve bee battling our inner demons throughout this pandemic, and it’s really starting to show. Everyday I hear about or witness more and more unspeakable ugliness. People being rude, unreasonable and just generally ruthless in their regard to other people. The world seemingly stuck in a mentality of “every man, woman and child for themselves!” We’re all suffering. Yet, no one seems to care enough to… Read More »a contagion worth spreading: Empathy
2020. Yup… It was a year in which no one could have predicted. It was an unexpected seagull crap on the head kinda year; Like looking both ways before crossing the street, and then getting hit by an airplane. New words became common place at an astonishing rate: “Covid,” “Social-Distancing,” “Lockdown,” “Personal Bubble,” “Quarantine,” “PPE/Masks,” “Covidiot,” “Unemployment,” and “New Normal…” As per usual for January, many people have been discussing lessons learnt, reflections on the past year and new years resolutions. This year though, there’s a slightly different feel to them. There seems to be more of a focus on… Read More »2020. a lesson of perspective.