Good thing number one: Time away from work because, as it turns out, you don’t need to go somewhere for rest, relaxation, and a reset — it’s about your mindset, not your location. Good thing number two: A deliciously decadent holiday meal at home because it was a rewarding day of cooking punctuated with video
Good thing number one: A new writing challenge to get my creativity flowing because it’s been pretty stagnant for a while. Good thing number two: The opportunity to share space (virtually) and experience with two extraordinarily inspiring women because it was a welcome break from an emotional rollercoaster of a week. Good thing number three:
Good thing number one: Much-needed (virtual) time with three of my favorite ladies because it’s something I look forward to each month and is my favorite way to end a week. Good thing number two: The ability to join, from afar, the wedding of a wonderful couple because, while it wasn’t ideal, it provided a
Good thing number one: Successfully navigating a workweek that included speaking at a virtual conference, presenting to senior leaders at a big project kickoff and finalizing a major system upgrade because it was a good reminder that everything is figureoutable Good thing number two: Celebrating the eighth birthday of our favorite because she brings immeasurable
Good thing number two: Voted (no explanation needed). Good thing number one: Visiting a pumpkin patch + decorating for fall because it provided a bit of normalcy in these non-normal times (also, I need reminders that it’s actually autumn because that’s not really a thing in SF). Good thing number three: Joining the ranks of
Good thing number one: Taking time to sit and journal because both are so critical to truly knowing yourself. Good thing number two: A more-than-normal stressful work week that ended up going well because it’s a good reminder that a good mix of preparation, being yourself and being in the moment is a solid combination.
Good thing number one: Clean air because it’s been weeks since we could enjoy the outdoors safely. Good thing number two: Connecting with loved ones because I miss my friends and family dearly. Good thing number three: The life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg because it was an honor to witness her greatness in action.
Good thing number one: Slightly improved air quality after a difficult couples of days (including orange Wednesday) because the West and its people are really suffering right now. Good thing number two: A lazy day following camping because it was a good reminder that rest and relaxation are just as crucial as being productive. Good
Good thing number one: Finally getting into the dentist because it was the most normal-feeling experience I’ve had with someone other than my husband in five months. (You know we’re living in strange times when a trip to the dentist makes the gratitude list.) Good thing number two: Ordering a bunch of jeans in a
Good thing number one: Another opportunity to give back and connect virtually via mapping our world because being an online mapper is an easy and effective way to make a difference in the world. Good thing number two: Continuing to challenge and improve my physical health each week because it’s good for my body and