Sunday Quote, 01/03/2021

Sunday Reflection Quote…The calendar has flipped to the New Year, which naturally means reflecting back and projecting ahead. Nestled between the pages are nuggets to carry forward and others to leave behind. I’m reminded excuses are like belly buttons, everyone has one and distractions are distracting. I’ve let both get in the way and I still have unfinished business. Here’s to focusing for the New Year!

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Sunday Quote, 11/22/2020

Sunday Reflection Quote…The push/pull distractions are plentiful. Seems every turn, there’s somethin’ somethin’ of another change, demand, or disappointment. All the strings are simultaneously tugged causing anguish of the heart and mind. It’s exhausting and I’ve been exhausted. I’m reminded what’s between my ears doesn’t necessarily match what’s in front of my eyes. What’s in front of me is the priority. Here’s to focusing on what I can control, staying strong, and planting my feet in reality.

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Sunday Quote, 09/13/2020

Sunday Reflection Quote…The last few weeks have been no joke. Trying to navigate teaching in the uncharted shark infested waters of distance learning has turned my “just peachy” cart upside down. I have a tendency to be incredibly hard on myself and the self imposed pressure to perform has reared its gnarly head. The perfectionist trap sits there and waits, like a dense fog enveloped in shame. I’m reminded there’s a difference between excellence and perfection. I’m reminded this is all new and I’m not alone. I’m reminded it’s okay to fail. I’m reminded I am still strong. Here’s to forming new habits and striving for excellence!

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Sunday Quote, 8/16/2020

Sunday Reflection Quote… I’m reminded how powerful the mind is. Whether spurred on by anxiety, fear, self-doubt, determination, confidence, or elation emotions run the gamut. I’m also reminded I can be intentional regarding my mindset responding to emotions. I can take space. I can be assertive. I can be intentional. I can ask for help. I can clarify. I can fail. I can try again. I can succeed. I can change. I can learn. I can grow. Operative phrase “I can.” We only have one life. Here’s to being choosy; choosy what I give my power to.
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Sunday Quote, 8/2/220

Sunday Reflection Quote…The last couple weeks have been quite the personal and professional ride. There’s been an undercurrent of push vs. pull and I’ve hunkered down to stand my ground. I’m reminded life is short and I have only one; choose wisely. I’m reminded I can’t be all things to all people; be kind to yourself. I’m reminded there’s value in being assertive, asking questions, and not chasing. Here’s to staying in my lane, staying in the moment, and having an attitude of gratitude. Here’s to knowing expectations for myself or others can be a slippery slope. Here’s to knowing I have the fortitude to see it all through.
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Sunday Quote, 7/19/2020

Sunday Reflection Quote…It’s been a doozy week riding the teary morning lows of distance learning/teaching woes, the highs of shooting an 81, all rounded out by shouting from the treetops we’re engaged glee. I’m reminded life is a continuum unexpectedly twisting and turning. Sometimes it’s a full on pucker white knuckle death grip and other times it’s freely waving hands in the air like you just don’t care. Sometimes it’s broadsided trauma or pain with zero Iight in sight. Sometimes it’s shame or fear paralyzing the next move. But, BUT with hope, determination, and willingness better things DO and CAN fall together. Here’s to falling FORWARD in love, in marriage, in friendship, in family, in teaching, in golf, in health and wellness. Here’s to better things!
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Sunday Quote, 7/12/2020

Sunday Reflection Quote…I often say “stay in your lane,” not for others to mind their business, rather for my own preservation. It’s a mantra to mentally and emotionally remain focused. There’s so much divisiveness; the push-pull factors can be overpowering. With all the negativity and ugliness I can become anxious, downtrodden, or disheartened. I’m reminded I have one life; one path. I’m the one who determines what’s necessary to support my values, goals, and lifestyle. I don’t have to defend my decisions. Here’s to staying in my lane. Here’s to simplicity and contentment; the defining bumpers of my journey.

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Sunday Quote, 6/14/2020

Sunday Reflection Quote…Since March 13th, the word “flexibility” has been stamped in bold, block letters across my forehead. Whether personal or professional, the changes have rapidly rolled across my path at an hourly, daily, or weekly rate. My anxious belly and early morning overthinking ceiling staring brain have become front runners. There’s an uninvited new normal. I am tired, overwhelmed, and disheartened. Nonetheless, this week I was reminded goals are essential. Even in the midst of turmoil and heartache, my personal path is of value. I don’t have to explain away. I don’t have to back up the back up. I can just be. I can grind and do my thing. It is good enough. Why? Because I am stubborn, yet flexible. Because I carry with me my family legacy of “Don’t tell me, I’m the teller.” There is balance in loose and tight. There is value in go slow to go fast. Here’s to my personal and professional goals. Here’s to my predefined methods; they are good enough. As am I.
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Sunday Quote, 4/26/2020

Sunday Reflection Quote…We’re in the muck and it’s a polarizing hot, hot mess. Fear has been promoted to gatekeeper. Empowered with gusto to keep the in in and the out out. At the onset, some were treading water. Now, pulled beneath the surface clawing and scratching to get back up. Others effortlessly skipping across the surface. Now, stopped in tracks scrambling to determine the next move. We all have our challenges, shortcomings, and triggers. We all have our goals, hopes, and dreams. We all have a unique journey. We all are human. I’m reminded my country is founded on life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I’m reminded to rebuke the path of passivity and victim mentality. Here’s to repeatedly resetting to maintain my path of health, wellness, and happiness. I decide!
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Sunday Quote, 4/19/2020

Sunday Reflection Quote…And just like that, we’ve been thrust into the simple life. For me, it was 3pm on Friday, March 13th, when it was announced school would be closed until April 14th. My kids just left me 15 minutes prior. I wasn’t able to give a “proper” goodbye. Even though my chin was up, I numbly walked back to the empty classroom in disbelief. The closure was eventually extended until May 1st. Then, for the remainder of the school year. My heart broke for my students, families, and colleagues not once, but thrice. This was punctuated on March 15th when all wineries, restaurants, and life as we knew it closed. We literally went to Lodi on the 14th to hit the regulars and explore some new. A typical Just Us/Our Time Is the Best Time jaunt. Just like that, everything changed. Just like that, cancelled bubbled to the top as the new “C-word.” This includes S.F. Giant games, seeing my parents for Spring Break, a long planned trip to Graceland, and a cruise to Mexico. Just like that, everything continues to change. In the last month my emotions have mirrored grief. That’s what this is. What we, as a collective, have been doing in our own unique way. Last week, I was reminded I have a choice. I can have a pity party, or choose an attitude of gratitude and take it day by day. I intentionally chose the later and it had made a world of difference. I choose to give a nod to emotions; they are valid. I choose to accept what is, as it is. I choose to acknowledge I am enough; doing enough. I choose to lean in. I choose to let go. Here’s to the simple, intentional life! There is richness and value to behold. The destination may be undetermined, but I choose to hold hope we will all see this through. ❤️ #sunday #reflection #quote #simplelife #intentional #simplicity #accept #mindset #perspective #hope #grief #goodenough #letgo #contentment #coronavirus #stayhome #staysafe #staystrong #myownstory #keeponkeepingon