Where have I been the last thirteen days? Oh, not any one place really, but also everywhere. (Yes, that makes total sense.)
+ I hadn’t been running much, so Monday of this week I re-dedicated myself and it feels so good. I’ve been running to a park that has a HUGE hill. Every day I push myself to run up it (with the stroller) just a few more feet than the day prior.
+ My sister-in-law was visiting from Michigan, so we had lots of time for sister chats and girl stuff and kiddo play time, and even a few quick dates with Zack.
+ I’ve also been a little quiet on the inside. Not too much thinking (it’s harder to stop thinking than one would realize), and definitely more “going with the flow”, and also shush-ing any and all nonsense-ness.
+ Yesterday I plowed through a bunch of home projects. Tiffany flew home and suddenly the laundry basket exploded, so I’ve been doing a lot of wash and toy organizing. Our neighbor gave me a set of four retro chairs (they are yellow!), so I’ve been having fun switching out our chairs.
+ We’ve been playing music and making plans for this weekend. Hooray! to an extended long holiday weekend coming soon…
I’ve also been pondering this thought: what if I spent the next 30 days with intentional Kindness? Do kind things, say kind things, feel kind things. As a lady it’s ridiculously too easy to compare myself and compare others, which is so silly! I saw a mama the other day while out on a morning run with the kids. She looked happy, she looked beautifully confident, she had on a great outfit (dark patterned leggings, a blush-colored t-shirt and a faded maroon cargo vest. She was with her little boy near the fountains, and she looked so carefree.
I wanted to bottle up what I saw, how it looked like she felt. There was a sense of peace about her.
And in a sense, I think that’s why I unintentionally took a mini break from publishing a blog post. I’m working through a few projects (they are taking foreverrrr to complete, blergh), and I’m protecting my thoughts so I don’t take a single day at home with my family for granted. I can’t do everything I want to do all at once, perfectly, but I can do the most important things very well.
So that is my focus: do a little bit, but give it my best.