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, 10/18/2020

Sunday Reflection Quote…The making a living grind has been seriously on like Donkey Kong. The last two weeks have been nothing short of ridiculous. Trying to balance the demands of synchronous in person and distance learning now punctuated by positive COVID cases in class and contact tracing sending numerous students to quarantine has felt unbearable. The sleepless nights, feelings of defeat and ineffectiveness, numerous pivots, and bureaucratic demands is absolutely exhausting. Despite it all, I’m reminded I’ve been through worse and have come out of the darkness stronger. I’m reminded it is okay to not be okay. I’m reminded I can’t be all things to all people. I’m reminded it isn’t all my weight to carry. I’m reminded asserting boundaries is allowed. I’m reminded to speak up. Here’s to making a life; I have just one. Here’s to setting an intention to forge a life of health, happiness, and balance.

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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, 8/2/220

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, 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, 5/25/2020

Sunday Reflection Quote (Yes, on a Monday)…Uncertainty has always been there, lurking in the dark corners of the future. Now it’s in the spotlight, magnified front and center, for every eye to inspect. Held in the balance, life and how to live it. Does one freeze and not budge? Does one dip a toe, testing the waters? Does one take the plunge and immerse themselves? I’m reminded I have the power to choose my own path. Here’s to putting uncertainty on the shelf, giving it a nod of acknowledgement, and continuing to live my life. No justification needed.

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