It is 2019 and I’m feeling contemplative. 2018 wasn’t a bad year for me but I watched many friends struggle. Many of them are hopeful for twelve months with less stress, better health, and happier people around them.
I’m not one for resolutions because I don’t like the pressure. I would rather tackle growth throughout the year as opportunities arise.
Last year, I extended my yoga training further and have cemented my love for teaching chair yoga. I’m committed to making yoga more accessible. And I’m now wondering what are my next steps.
I have tried to be a good wife and a great mum. I’m trying to raise a strong girl who won’t comply to societal norms.
Yet, I’ve realized there are so many people trying to make being a wife, mom, daughter, employee, business owner, volunteer and friend extremely difficult. I’m starting to look hard at what I want and where I want to be.
I went looking for inspiration and I came across this article I saved awhile ago from Our Life is Beautiful. It is the concept of the Law of the Garbage Truck. Give it a read and leave me your thoughts.
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School starts again next week and I can’t believe the summer holiday is finished! I worked less this summer and my schedule was better organized to allow more time with my Lil Sprout.
So what did we do aside from some cuddly days at home and backyard days at my parents? A fair amount of paid and free activities were enjoyed as the weeks passed. It is fun to get out and explore the neighbourhoods around us, the city we live in, and other towns and cities nearby.
A common question that comes up amongst parents each summer …
Where can we go for some family time fun and do it on a dime?
Lil Sprout has had a great time with her teacher this year. I like to give her main teacher a little gift of thanks. But it has to be useful!
After I shared my post Six Turning Sixteen, my friend Alicia shared how she was able to turn the gift into a vanity area for her daughter. The following is in her story:
Lil Sprout attended her friend’s seventh birthday party on Saturday. A few days prior, I asked the birthday girl what she wanted for her birthday: Continue reading