Monday, June 1, 2015

Things I've learned in the first 5 months of 2015.

You’ll notice I haven’t posted in months. Months. And I started this year out so hopeful, and so full of good intentions, and so sure I was going to have a handle on stuff this year. And now it’s June 1st, and I haven’t posted in months. But I have been learning stuff, and I’ve been paying attention. This is what the first 5 months of 2015 have taught me.

  • I’m doing okay. Life is changing for me, and things hardly ever go the way I expect them to but I’m doing okay. 
  • I have so many amazing friends. I am surrounded by amazing people who love me and have my back.  I am abundantly blessed in the friend department. You guys all rock. And I adore you.
  • My kids are amazing. This is not news to me, of course, but I’m learning to appreciate and find joy in my amazing kids more and more.
  • Time passes, and if I sit on my butt, it doesn’t pass any slower. Not doing things out of fear or uncertainty or lack of confidence only means I don’t learn.  I value the lessons more than I fear the process.  Now that’s a revelation.
  • Planning is important. Planning is vital. Planning moves me forward. 
  • Sometimes you can’t stick to the plan because a kid gets sick, or life throws a curveball and you just can’t. It’s okay. You can make another plan.
  • Exercise is essential. Moving makes me a calmer, happier, better person. 
  • Feeling the feels is important. Acknowledging and feeling the emotion of a moment is important. Living in the emotion is not. I don’t have to live in the emotion. The emotion doesn’t dictate, it teaches and informs, but it doesn’t dictate.
  • Giving thanks puts things in perspective. Do it more.
  • Writing things down get them out of my head and can stop the unending replay that keeps me up and saps my energy if I let it.
  • Get in front of the camera with your friends once in a while. One day you’re going to want to have pictures of yourself with the special people in your life. Make sure you have some.


  1. Great insights that resonate with me Bev! Jacques

  2. So good to read your blog once more. Meaningful insights Bev!