Things I’m loving

Good morning! How did your week go? The sunshine is back after way too many days of rain and dreariness. But now the grass is super green and all the trees are in full bloom. The windows are back to being opened and fresh air is filling our apartment. Life is good.

I picked up my bike last weekend and was able to get out for a quick ride yesterday morning and it was lovely. I’m looking forward to getting out for another ride this weekend! We’ll be celebrating my sister’s birthday on Saturday but other than this, there really isn’t much planned. I hope to do lots of reading though and hopefully get close to finishing up the book I’m reading since I already have another one waiting for pick-up at the library! I’m loving this book I’m reading right now and it’s inspired a lot of thinking for me. I have been counting my blessings even more lately and trying to cherish the relationships I have. This book also inspired this post and wanting to share a few things I’ve been loving lately… Continue reading “Things I’m loving”

Catching up

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Good morning and a very happy Friday to you. I hope your week went smoothly and you’re looking forward to this last weekend in April. Are you wondering where April went as well? Because I’m not entirely sure what I even did this month. I’ve been feeling rushed, not prioritizing my time well, and I haven’t been diligent about carving out time to write. The days feel long but the weeks fly by and I’ve really been feeling like life is going just a bit too fast. Continue reading “Catching up”

Lately

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Good morning! I hope this post finds you happy and ready for the Easter weekend. I’ve really enjoyed this week. I have finished up with my coaching calls and it has freed up my mornings for less hustle and more quiet. I’ve been able to work on the newsletter for work, help a friend out with meal planning, bake delightful things, do yoga, and write. Just writing this makes me feel almost guilty about it too. But then I remembered this excerpt from Shauna Niequist’s “Present Over Perfect” and it helped remind me that life doesn’t have to be about the hustle.  Continue reading “Lately”

Friday things

It’s Friday already and the sun is abundant which makes it even sweeter. How was your week? After getting back from vacation so early on Tuesday morning, it took me a couple of days to re-calibrate. But I feel back into my groove and came back with a fresher perspective on things.

I listened to a number of podcasts while waiting at the airport and sitting on flights and I was also reading “Present over Perfect” by Shauna Niequist. A few themes that I kept noticing were those surrounding choice. We are each active participants in our own lives. We have the choice to quit our jobs. Learn a new language. Start our own business. Travel to a new place. Run a marathon. Ask for help. Practice meditation. We have the freedom to make whatever choice we want to make. With that perspective, all of our “have to’s” turn into “get to’s.” I don’t ever have to workout. I have an able and healthy body so I get to workout. I don’t have to go the grocery store and cook dinner. Eating whole foods is important to me so I get to cook an awesome meal at home. I don’t have to go to work today but I get to go to work today and hopefully make a small impact on someone. This is not a new, groundbreaking thing. But even just having this mindset has made my days feel so much lighter. Continue reading “Friday things”