Haha – I told you I’d eventually get rid of the numbering!
Whew – the last week since getting back from vacation have been a blur, but in a really good way. I’m still on a bit of a “Hoopla high” and am devoting lots of energy toward my KEEP Collective business, and it is really paying off! I have 2 socials running now, 2 more starting in the next 5 days, 2 more later in September and 2 in October already! I made a fresh commitment to myself to try to work on adhering to a schedule every day and making sure that I am careful to keep a good work/home/fun balance. So far so good, even though I’m not one who likes routine normally. And the best part is, aside from my business going really well, I’m having fun at it!
And all the wedding plans are coming along without a hitch! We scheduled the rehearsal dinner today, and I think it’s going to be really nice. It’s hard to believe the last year has gone by so quickly! It was right about this time last year that the kids were setting their date and here we are less than 3 weeks away!
The venue – isn’t it lovely?
It’s been a lot easier lately to stay in a place of gratitude. I’m working really hard on starting my day on a good note by not leaping out of bed and immediately hitting the phone or computer or whatever. I’m taking a moment to just relax and focus on something good before I get out of bed. And I’m doing the same thing at night. Gratitude’s got to be more than a weekly practice!
One of the other things I’m doing is letting go of some of my “interests”. I have a tendency to want to try to do 1,000 things all at once, and my interests are all over the place which is no problem usually. But then I find myself buying a kit and all the goodies to try to learn to knit (didn’t happen), or all the sparkly, nifty super cool scrapbook supplies so I can make awesome scrapbooks of our life and our travels (hasn’t happened). But you know what I *can* do and actually *did* do? I made a point of writing in my journal every single day while we were in Quebec. And instead of collecting bags and bags of ephemera and brochures and stuff and leaving it sit in the closet for so long I can’t even remember what we did on vacation, I actually worked on adding that stuff to my journal last week and got it all caught up and finished within a week of coming back. BOOM!
So yeah, I’ve been keeping myself busy with actual productive work and fun stuff and you know what I’ve found? I’m so much more calm and relaxed and the depression has eased up a lot. I think that I’m a dangerous person if I don’t have something to keep my mind occupied. I have a sneaking suspicion a lot of people with anxiety are like that. If I give my mind good things to focus on and not a lot of time to sit around and go all “worst case scenario” on me, I do so much better.
I hope your week has been amazing! We’ll talk soon!
Much love. – Mama Bear