I hope you had a great weekend. Last Friday I made a wish for warmer weather and time in the garden, yet woke up to snow on Saturday morning! Luckily, nothing stuck and we had a beautiful Sunday.
On Mondays I share the previous week’s planner spread. I use a Hobonichi Weeks, which I adore. Each week I track tasks completed, habits practiced, time spent writing, and a list of cozy things I’ve been enjoying. I try to end each day with a quick reflection about the day – a mini journal entry. I like sharing this on my blog because it keeps me accountable. It would be so easy to let this practice go to the wayside but knowing that I have a place to share it keeps me going.
Last week was full. Obviously I never left the house, but that doesn’t mean anything. I reached my step goal all 7 days because these children kept me hopping. I think I cried all seven days, too. My shortcomings as a mother are vast and autism is relentless. But I try to reset my emotions every second when necessary. Just because I’m screaming mad right now doesn’t mean I have to be the next second – how many times did I lean my head against the wall and say I have a calm and gentle soul? Countless.
Despite those challenges, we made it through another week of remote learning semi-successfully. Bear didn’t finish all of his work, but we made progress. I also managed to tick a ton off of my task list, have a successful week of habits, and worked on my blog every day. I have another full week of morning pages under my belt! All successes that I can feel good about.
I’m still not reading, but trying not to dwell on it too much. I’m staying plenty busy without it right now!
Week 17 is set up and waiting to be filled. Another week of remembering to ask for help and not expect others to know what I need. Another week of trying to stay present even when I want to curl up into a ball and hide. Another week of figuring this all out!
I hope you all have a good one! Any exciting plans you’re looking forward to?