Sunday Quote, 1/14/18

Sunday Reflection Quote…I hit the ground running the first week back from Winter Break and landed in the worry pit. Funny thing, each nugget I was worried about totally worked out. I’m reminded overthinking is such a brain drain and I need to be mindful not to give it traction.

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Sunday Quote, 1/7/18

Sunday Reflection Quote…The first week of the New Year has been rich with friendship of old and new, vulnerability, and renewed optimism. I’m reminded life is sweetened by taking chances and being authentic. Smiling on the outside and inside; heart warmed.

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Sunday Quote, 12/31/17

Sunday Reflection Quote…The last year has been quite the ride with amazing memories punctuated with new lows. Good riddance 2017. Time to begin again; eagerly awaiting another voice. Happy New Year! May it be so.

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Sunday Quote, 12/24/17

Sunday Reflection Quote…Coming off a hectic last week of school and getting ready for the holidays, I’m reminded not everything in life is a competition. Tis the season for joy points and heart warmers, not for keeping score. Time to put joy on lock down.

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Sunday Quote, 12/10/17

Sunday Reflection Quote…It was a line drawing week; bold and firm. Although uncomfortable, I’m learning being assertive is essential in advocating for my well being. I’d rather have a few moments of vulnerability pushing the status quo, rather than passive discontent.

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Sunday Quote, 12/3/17

Sunday Reflection Quote…Prioritizing priorities are essential this time of the year. I’m reminded to focus on the long view. Refrain from comparing, stressing, or fretting. Clear the clutter. The beauty is in simplicity and memories.

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Sunday Quote, 11/26/17

Sunday Reflection Quote…There was a theme revealed this week, which was simply just be. Be yourself, be in the moment, and do your thing. I’m learning (again) expectations, comparisons, or justifications only fuels disappointment. Acceptance and being present continues to add value to my journey.

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Sunday Quote, 11/19/17

Sunday Reflection Quote…I’ve always had a sweet palate and choose not to marinate in bitterness. There have been painful growth spurts sprinkled over the last few years; however, an intentional mindset of gratitude and grit has made the difference. Thankful, indeed.

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Traditional Traditions

Three years later…
This will be the third year in a row traveling to Indio/Palm Springs for a week and playing golf on Thanksgiving Day with my parents. I’m thankful we’ve created a new tradition.

LaLa Palooza

When holiday season rears its head, it feels like an annoying splinter I can’t seem to wriggle free.  The actual holiday itself isn’t the issue, but rather my expectations or perception of how the time should be spent.

Since I am an only child, don’t have children, and come from a small family, the stressful cooking and shopping serpent doesn’t loom overhead.  I feel like I’m dust slowly gathering on the outside of a fishbowl—everyone else is frantically swimming around gift buying, dessert baking, and holiday decorating, but I’m stationary—on the outside, hoping to be wiped free.

All of those actions haven’t made it to my to-do list or calendar and I don’t foresee it happening in the near future.  Does that mean I somehow feel left out?  Yes and no.  In some respects, I’m relieved I don’t have the same stress or anxiety as others.  However, there’s a part…

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Sunday Quote, 11/12/17

Sunday Reflection Quote…Last week I leapt off the precipice. Made some intentional moves going after what I want and clearing the clutter. Wound up with pleasant surprises and more importantly, internal satisfaction for simply trying. I’m learning there’s redemption in taking risks.

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