I love celebrating small and big victories with you. I enjoy our time together as a family at home, exploring, traveling, and making memories with you.
Thanks for making me comforted and supported when I am emotional and feeling overwhelmed.
Thanks for making me laugh even when I want to cry.
Thank you for being kind to me even when I am having a rough day and I often forget to tell you how much it helps to have your support.
You work hard at your job and then still have energy to take on house projects.
Thank you for being so sweet with our child. I never knew how someone that I respect so much and has always been strong and stoic can also be so gentle and touching.
You are an amazing man. You are a great friend to your friends and an incredible husband.
Thanks for giving me space when I need it.
Thanks for being you.
THERE ARE DAYS I want to yell and cry. Or cry then yell. Life can have patches that can get you down. Thank you for helping me through those days and I’ll always be there for you when you have those same days.
AND when we have the INEVITABLE AND HARD discussions of our approach and opinions on finances, family goals, jobs, house and other decisions, thank YOU for being open to discuss what we desire. We argue sometimes. It can be difficult.
BUT HERE’S THE THING,
I love you.
We got this. I’d rather not have these discussions with anyone else but you. You are my person and I’m in it to win it with you, husband.
I know, I know. Some people do not think journaling is a legitimate way to spend time. I am not sure why people think it is a silly pastime. It honestly has changed by life. You might have never have written in a journal before or maybe you share the same thoughts as me and enjoy writing things down. All I ask is to not knock it before you try it 🙂 ❤
Reasons why you should try journaling:
It helps you reflect on how far you have come and how proud you should be about overcoming obstacles.
From reading previous entries, you are reminded of things you have learned.
It puts ALL things in perspective.
It is relaxing to GET emotions out.
Journalling helps you identify things you would like to WORK on and brainstorm solutions.
It also allows you to DREAM big, no boundaries.
It reminds you of what matters in life and what your priorities are. Is it family? Friends? Work? Traveling? Cooking? Hobbies? A combination? Are you happy with how you spend your time or do you want to change how the weeks and month are spent?
It helps you GROW to become the person you want to be.
What do you think? What to pick up a journal and try to make it a weekly or daily habit? Or do you already practice journalling and enjoy it? Let me know, would love to hear from you!
Been thinking about the direction I want my life to go to and my past. Ive been feeling curious if anyone has felt the same.
I am DIFFERENT from where I was 5 years ago. I think before I talk and am more respectful to those around me.
Friendships CHANGE. It is inevitable. I have been struggling with not beating myself up for not making old friendships a constant priority. TRUE friends can pick up where they left off and we will reconnect when we can.
I am RESILIENT. A bad day at work or a rough day with the baby does not get to me anymore. I have a support system of friends, family, and coping mechanisms to help take a step back.
I feel GRATEFUL for every single day. Not everyday is promised and I have been doing the best I can to cherish the day to day, even if there is not AMAZING things happening every day.
SO, I challenge you to consider these 4 things:
Accept that with time we are DIFFERENT than who we once were and that is NOT a bad thing.
Friendships may CHANGE but true friendships will have flexibility.
Be RESILIENT and do not sweat the small stuff. This too does and shall pass.
GRATEFULNESS helps keep you centered. Try to make today the best day it can be.
What helps center you? How do you cope with rough days? Thoughts of friendships changing with time or phases of life? I would love to hear from you.
…that offered to hold my baby while I ate, thank you. I had told you he had colic. You said I still needed a break.
To the woman at the bridal shower, thank you for asking to hold the baby a second time considering the first time I said, “I’m fine” but was actually sleep deprived and exhausted. You knew I was pretending to have it covered. I’m glad you reasked and I said yes. You did calm him down so well and I was able to eat and drink some water.
To the woman at the bridal shower, who I didn’t know before that day and whose name I cannot even remember, thank you. I went to the bridal shower with my two month old and was so nervous he was going to be loud and take attention away from my best friend who was getting married.
To the woman at the bridal shower, you don’t even know how a simple gesture made such a big impact and I will always remember. Thank you.
To the woman at the bridal shower, thank you for lending a hand to someone who was a new mom and this was her first time around more than a few family members. I was nervous going into that day but you made me feel comfortable and powerful.
I will never how you reassured me so effortlessly that I was doing well and why you were so sweet and kind to help someone you didn’t know. I hope I can be this woman to another mother. Another stranger or another friend that didn’t know she needed help. This is what it is all about. Supporting one another and lifting each other up. ❤
A new mom that was impacted
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A photo of my friend and I on the day of her bridal shower
This is my first post of a series of weekly thoughts. I’m interested to hear if anyone has thought about these things as well. Feel free to comment, I’d love to start a conversation! ❤
I just have been feeling so warm and fuzzy from you all. Thank you for supporting me and thank you for supporting each other!
The sun is shining bright, birds are chirpping, it’s another beautiful summer day!
Today’s thought is this: We choose our own adventure and outlook.
I once heard someone complain about the birds chirping in the morning and how they hated that they wake them up. I feel so different! Note, I can sleep through a thunderstorm no problem. BUT regardless I LOVE hearing those birds chirp first thing in the morning and was amazed how the same thing that brings me joy was something that they disliked.
Is today going to be a good day? Do you want it to be? Or do you want to sulk about something instead? Not everyday can be the best day of your life of course but I challenge you to be mindful of one day and a time. Not just working for the weekend, enjoying something each and every day. Maybe it’s a walk after work or early morning coffee before work and reading a good book. Or maybe it’s calling a friend to catch up or spending quality time with your significant other, family, or a close friend. Or journalling or organizing something. What gives you peace and recharges you?
All the best,
I’ll leave you with a recent bathroom selfie <3, no shame
Taking in this crazy, beautiful world one day at a time