What you are thankful for during this COVID 19 this quarantine crisis? Today I have found thanks in not being, my “normal” busy. I slept a little later and didn’t feel pressured to rush my morning. Pre-COVID 19, I would’ve been in Kansas City today at an AFMA Conference, I would’ve been moderating discussion tables and attending learning sessions while being sad that I was missing my daughter’s last volleyball tournament of the season. I was sad, my Kansas City trip was canceled and sad about all the loss of tournament time for my mini, but I am grateful for so much more today!!!
We had a nice, quiet rainy morning! I got some conversation time with my husband. I put up laundry, and I got to slow down and think!! Hence, this blog. What can I do with all this time? Of course, I have work Monday – Friday, but Saturday and Sunday with no practices, tournaments, scout activities, and 1000 other obligations? I can churn out a blog on gratefulness, I did 40 minutes of yoga, I am listening to Disney princess tunes on Amazon Music and feeling the music! My mini and I ran errands without any human contact which felt like some sci-fi movie. We drove up to Michael’s and they brought out my order of sidewalk chalk and needles, drove through the pharmacy and picked up meds, did some porch pickups of masks, and a rocking chair. So I guess, we did have “some” human interaction but not like we normally do.
So my blog, thank you for reading the first post in so long, I am ashamed to even look at the last time I posted. I feel like my creative energy is resurfacing do to the availability of time and no hurry to go anywhere, for which I am ready to embrace. I read this great quote today and it said, “You might not write well every day, but you can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.” by Jodi Picoult. That really made the think and hence write, Thanks Jodi ♥♥
I have also put more effort into prayer for my colleagues, friends, and family. Naming names and trying to cover my children and family medicine family in prayer. It’s the greatest tool I have, it also turns my fears over to God.
I have also started to use an app called Marco Polo which lets you leave little messages for friends or chat in videos with friends, my millennials and Gen Z readers call this Snapchat which I also use but I feel Marco Polo is more Gen X friendly. Any take on the different feelings about the two apps?
So many topics in my first blog in months… oh wait, I see another chicken!! Who is a Rachel Hollis fan out there?? Me, me, pick me!! I have joined Rachel and Dave’s #next90daychallenge at the Hollis Co. I am also “trying” to get up an hour earlier every day, drinking 80+ ounces of water a day, move my body for 30 minutes a day, and practicing gratefulness through journaling…. oh and I gave up one food, diet soda, so hard, but I am succeeding.
Wishing you all love and glittered grace! In the comments tell me what you are thankful for and what you are getting to do that you had put on a back burner?
Stay home, wash your hands, don’t touch your face, and use this time as a gift…
Some actual pics from today!!