I go in and out of doing this…but after a wonderful night of wine and conversation, sitting on a porch with a sweet friend of mine, I decided for the month of October, I was back in. For november, I’m all in.
Every night before I went to bed, I wrote down in my notebook what I was most grateful for in the day. The best part of that is, going to bed feeling gratitude.
I encourage you to try it. I look back at my journals from the past, and so many times I cant exactly remember the moment. But It always feels good.
Lately, the question I’ve been inspired to ask myself is ‘how do I feel’ ‘how do I want to feel’ ‘how do I want my life to feel’ — by acknolwedging what feels good, there’s clarity there.
this month it’s clear to me what feels good.
— my yoga practice — moose — my love — my work/’job’.
10-1: woke up 30 min early to have an extra long walk with Moose at capitol park.
10-2: talking about life, goals, fears, and triumphs with Gangotri at lunch.
10-3: hitting the trails via road bike with Cathy. Talking about partnership and breakthroughs.
10-4: being right next to Em when she got in Handstand into Scorpion!
10-5: pizza party with my yoga shala family under the stars
10-6: this hilarious dog at the dog park that loved to run and chase, and never ever put his tongue in his mouth.
10-7: monday night yoga with the survivors at mercy cancer center.
10-8: evening walk through the rose garden with Paul
10-9: backroom conversation with Katie about what holds us back when we are in judgement
10-10: I lit some candles, put on alexi murdoch, and took a nice long bath
10-11: I talked with my dad for almost 30 minutes, we laughed a lot.
10-12: Falling asleep in front of the fire that Paul built at lake Tahoe.
10-13: A slow wonderful morning of taking my time and reading. Drinking red wine and learning to play Gin with Paul (and winning at Gin, not beginners luck : )
10-14: fall photo shoot with my yoga shala family. Wearing my wacky NY hat and missing NY and home in the Fall.
10-15: macaroni and cheese out of the box (atleast it was annies )
10-16: yoga class after a nice long day at work with Em, taught by Donna.
10-17: my level 3 interview, and getting in! Baptiste level 3 here I come.
10-18: life coaching session with the beautiful and insightful mary beth Larue. Identifying blocks, and creating more space to love fully. A connection via email of Linds and Nina that had me in a solo-dance party celebrating the power of connection and putting yourself out there.
10-19: laughing with Paul in the morning when we woke up (he made coffee, extra bonus)
10-20: teaching yoga on a sunday morning, then going to read at old soul afterwards, Corri’s class to cap the day.
10-21: sleeping in till 9!
10-22: today, I’ve been back from Kenya for exactly one year. This year has been extraordinary, challenging, high highs and low lows. new beginnings and lots of endings. I learned so much this year.
10-23: meeting Tania at flower farm to pull details of our big lulu event together. Mooses turned 3!! We had a party.
10-24: spending the morning with Nikki, talking some amazing shop about work-life/community.
10-25: was super moved by a clear vision driving an old classic porsche (slate blue, tan bucket seats) down Highway 1 on the california coast. Manual transmission and I was hauling ass.
10-26: getting a card in the mail from my sweet friend Betty with her new little baby Piper smiling back at me.
10-27: bacon and butter brunch, reading the NY Times and laying in the grass with Paul and Moose.
10-28: Dinner with Napes, Leah and Dobson. For sure those teeth…oh the teeth.
10-29: going to a sports medicine guy and having him do some crazy crazy stuff, but something popped back where it should be, and now I feel much better.
10-30: spending the day with my leadership team. Homemade soup with Paul at night.
10-31: Tonight, I’ll see my niece and nephew and we will go trick or treating. It makes missing home worth it.