Sunday Quote, 07/25/2021

Sunday Reflection Quote…Showing up presents itself in many ways and each time there is an affirmation of direction or connection. It doesn’t have to be grandiose, but simply the willingness opens the door to change.

Over the last several weeks my showing up has included reconnecting with friends and colleagues, joining a golf association and league, pouring my teaching career and perspectives out on in multiple essays applying for CA TOTY, trying yoga, registering for golf scrambles, doing some stacky stack in poker, and speaking up.

Showing up certainly isn’t easy and there’s big bubbles of anxiety. I’m reminded showing up for myself helps me do the same for others and helps to gain perspective. This might not be capital B brave, but stretch experiences are the key to personal growth. I’m not the same person I was six years ago and I’m very proud of all the hard work and progress I’ve made. Here’s to having the courage to put myself in the arena, letting go when needed, and continuing to walk with willingness!

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Sunday Quote, 04/11/2021

Sunday Reflection Quote…No matter the capacity, hard work is simply that—hard. If one is working on their career, personal goals, or self improvement on a physical/mental/emotional level, the grind can get stale. There’s the rub. If the mindset is “grind,” then the connotation may lead to a static path of negativity. If the mindset is to “strive,” then the path is dynamic and positive. Due to the pandemic, as a collective, we’ve passed the one year mark of working hard through challenge after challenge after challenge. Fatigue or impatience with oneself or others may be more pronounced. Nonetheless, now is the time to push through and persevere on a micro and macro level. I’m reminded I am a hard worker; hard wired to strive. Those efforts have been fruitful. I’m also reminded I have one life and I have the power to choose how I live it. Here’s to being kind to myself and pushing on with perseverance and striving!

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Sunday Quote, 02/22/2021

Sunday Reflection Quote (Yes, on a Monday)…Life’s journey is certainly unpredictable with all the ups and downs, twists and turns. Interestingly, the words warrior and fighter have been sprinkled across recent readings, movies, and conversations. At the same time, adjectives such as intimidating, confident, focused, stubborn, and determined have graced my ears. This has been couched in my past decisions and recent achievements. In reality, I would contend it is the patience I’ve had with myself to continually work hard, fail, learn, and grow. In reality, it’s the gift of time—weeks, months, and years shaping who I am today. The intentionality to be patient and give myself time to create a space to reset, to be happy, and to love has been the most powerful. I’m reminded to keep my chin up and to keep my eye on the prize. Here’s to savoring the sweetness of affirmation!

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Sunday Quote, 02/22/2021

Sunday Reflection Quote (Yes, on a Monday)…Life’s journey is certainly unpredictable with all the ups and downs, twists and turns. Interestingly, the words warrior and fighter have been sprinkled across recent readings, movies, and conversations. At the same time, adjectives such as intimidating, confident, focused, stubborn, and determined have graced my ears. This has been couched in my past decisions and recent achievements. In reality, I would contend it is the patience I’ve had with myself to continually work hard, fail, learn, and grow. In reality, it’s the gift of time—weeks, months, and years shaping who I am today. The intentionality to be patient and give myself time to create a space to reset, to be happy, and to love has been the most powerful. I’m reminded to keep my chin up and to keep my eye on the prize. Here’s to savoring the sweetness of affirmation!

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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, 12/13/2020

Sunday Reflection Quote…Even when stressed, exhausted, or defeated I’m reminded to simply keep showing up. Show up despite failure. Show up despite fear. Show up despite shame. I’m reminded distance and time is a gift allowing Grace to work her magic to reset. Here’s to showing up again and again!

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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, 3/8/2020

Sunday Reflection Quote…Whether on a micro or macro level I’m reminded mindset is key. The onslaught of negativity and entitlement can be a powerful magnet; required to be repeatedly rebuked. Over the years I’ve worked incredibly hard to reset my mind, heart, and body. I refuse succumb to temporary pitfall pulls. I’m reminded choosing to be reflective, positive, and strong is my wellness path. Here’s to adding without apology and staying in my lane.

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Sunday Quote, 3/8/2020

Sunday Reflection Quote…Whether on a micro or macro level I’m reminded mindset is key. The onslaught of negativity and entitlement can be a powerful magnet; required to be repeatedly rebuked. Over the years I’ve worked incredibly hard to reset my mind, heart, and body. I refuse succumb to temporary pitfall pulls. I’m reminded choosing to be reflective, positive, and strong is my wellness path. Here’s to adding without apology and staying in my lane.

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Sunday Quote, 02/23/2020

Sunday Reflection Quote…Whether the past is an hour ago or decades, second thoughts only begets guilt or regret. Whether observing others in a superficial or competitive light, comparison only begets inferiority or envy. I’m reminded neither living in the past, nor observing others is conducive to creating value. Here’s to honoring gifts of the present and fostering happiness.
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