A RECAP OF LAST WEEK:
Last week I received my second dose of the vaccine, woohoo! In other news I also started the Shadow & Bone duology, Six Of Crows. I signed up for Audible again and used my monthly credit to start “reading” it while I was in line for my vaccine. I’m a few chapters in and loving it so far. There are more characters that were introduced in the first chapter than there were in the Netflix adaptation of the original series. It’s been fun dreaming up what these characters look like and play out the interaction as it’s read to me. This weekend I finished a few more projects around the house. As much as I didn’t want to work on my days off, it was clarifying to organize and tidy up my space more to reflect the organization and state of mind that I’m in. Plus, it felt good to deep clean things while collecting a pile for donation.
LAST WEEK’S FAVORITES:
WHAT I’M WATCHING:
Last Sunday was the When Calls The Heart season 8 finale. I’m utterly impressed by the scenes. It was everything I had hoped for and more. Tonight Mom and I are watching the season premier of Good Witch (also on Hallmark Channel).
WHAT I’M Learning:
Since I already mentioned what I’m reading, I thought I’d use this space to share what I’m learning. The Israeli Palestinian conflict had me questioning a lot. I found this unbiased YouTube video to be helpful amongst some of the stories I’ve shared on my Instagram.
LOOKING TO THE WEEK AHEAD:
As we enter a new week AND a new month, I encourage you to stop and reflect. You can write this down on a piece of paper, use these as discussion points with friends/family/loved ones or think on these independently or with your therapist. I’m trying to get better at carving out intentional space each week and month to pause and think about what worked, what didn’t, and set intentions for the days ahead.
THIS WEEK’S INTENTION/MANTRA/ENCOURAGEMENT:
“Fear is temporary, but regret is forever.”
What do you want your life to look like this time next year? Focus on the factors you can control and write those out. Do you want to have a certain hobby or skill? Really think and picture what you want to be doing, how you want to feel, where you want to be, and what you want to progressing towards. Once you can picture your life, start working towards it. As long as you’re alive there is never “not enough time” to work towards a peaceful and happy life—one you truly want to live. So, take that class, make a call—do something today to help you get there because fear is temporary, but regret is forever. Next year will come regardless if you prepare for it or not.