Sunday Gratitude

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Today I am grateful to delegate my time as I see fit.  I was able to make the choice to work on some B-School projects as well as this work.  I was able to spend time with my family.  I was able to do a small meal prep.  And I LEFT EVERYTHING ELSE UNDONE!  Yes, it felt uncomfortable, but as the day wore on, it felt amazing.  It was necessary and it made me feel more productive than when I tried to get through the same to-do list as every weekend.

Today I am grateful for the amazing morning I had with my family.  My husband made breakfast (because I did it yesterday) and we literally spent the morning playing.  We kept the TV off and listened to music and we played with my son.  We danced and we laughed.  We spent time with the animals and played with them too.  It was truly an organic moment of being together and enjoying each other—and I wouldn’t have traded that for ANY load of laundry.

Today I am grateful for the reminders about what is really important in life.  I work in healthcare for my 9-5 (management, not direct contact with patients) and we have some scary situations going on right now that impact members of my team.  While this is happening, we are working with limited information but it goes to show how vulnerable we can be at any given time.  Take the time you have and spend it wisely and don’t take anything for granted because you never know when things will shift.

Today I am grateful to be taking massive action toward my goals.  I am starting class tomorrow and I am so thrilled to have been working through a couple of the early modules because this is literally progress I can see.  It feels amazing.  It also feels amazing because a lot of this work is about defining where I am going.  I have looked at my initial plan and now I see where I need to adapt and change my intentions as well as my plan.  It seems so basic in retrospect, but doing this work has made all the difference.

Today I am grateful to simplify.  I’ve had to make decisions over the last few days and it has made all the difference.  It means that certain things aren’t getting done—like they won’t get done now or they may  not ever get done.  And I have to be ok with that.  Stretching myself too thin won’t help get me where I want to go no matter what so it’s better to make focused, actionable steps rather than a million little steps in a million directions.

Today I am grateful to be preparing myself for the future I am building.  I am recognizing where I need to be and the actions I need to take and it is literally transforming me into a different person.  This person needs to be able to adapt and change and needs to be willing to go outside of her comfort zone.  That is some serious work for me.  Again, working in healthcare for as long as I have, there is always a procedure and I am now venturing into territory that has no clearcut path.  But I am taking the steps necessary to get myself there.

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