We're thrown so much information at us all day, every day. And so...
My daddy. The one who has always dropped everything for his baby girl. My favorite spot as a baby was napping on your chest. You have always been my safety, my unconditional love, biggest fan and the epitome of what it is to be a good man and human being. My gratitude is overwhelming. With all my heart and soul... thank you.
You’re the guy who wakes up happy, who comes home from a long day excited to cook us up something delicious. You’re the one who’s there when we’re hurting and listens and supports. You’re the one who plans our adventures, teaches the hard lessons and you’re the one who can build us an entire house! You take it all on like it ain’t no thing. Having you as husband has been the greatest gift. The only thing better is our kids having you as a father. Happy Father’s Day baby. Dang... how did we all get so lucky? @themikemulder
We’re now at our second Air BnB as our house gets ready for us to move in. And I can tell you this. We are #succulent happy!
I don’t know who to give credit for this quote because I have seen many get credit. Today, I’m giving credit to who I hear it from the most: @jsimsfit from @onepeloton I miss my Peloton! She’s tucked away right now in our new house waiting to see her new room. But, it hasn’t stopped me from getting my workouts in. Whether it’s running outside or doing cardio blasts on the @onepeloton app, I’m getting it in. Here’s what’s sticking out for me as I jump squat, burpee and upper cut my way into a sweaty mess. “How you do anything, is how you do everything.” - as repeated frequently on my workouts with Jess. I’m tired right now. I’m not saying this to whine. I’m just saying it because it is what I feel right now in life. I feel drained emotionally and physically as I know much of us feel right now. I get energized. I get mad. I get frustrated and I get sad with the unrest and divide happening in our world. So when the instructor asks me to punch with all I’ve got. Trust me, I’m givin’ it. I have my plate more loaded than ever with my business, passion projects, remodeling a new house, momming and wifing. And I hear this in my head at just the right time as I do an activity while wearing the associated hat. “How you do anything, is how you do everything.” When I feel like pulling back because no one is watching … I hear this. It might not apply to everyone, but it completely applies to me. ✅ How I keep my space ✅ How I speak to my husband ✅ How I mother my children ✅ How I conduct a meeting How I do anything, is how I do everything. I don’t want to half-ass the burpee or disengage my plank five seconds before the time is called. I want to go all-in because I can. Is it exhausting? Um, yeah. I’m freakin’ tired. But, I get even more exhausted thinking about how capable I was of doing something better but just didn’t because I didn’t feel like it or because no one was watching.
Soaking in the healing properties of the sand...
I haven’t been very vocal on social media this week. It doesn’t mean I haven’t been vocal outside of it. My heart is heavy. I go from feeling scared for our country to hopeful for change. And to be completely honest, I’ve learned that there is a lot I have held back because of the differing views. I used to feel different viewpoints on politics, religion, health… they were all okay and offered healthy and necessary conversations. You can still be friends and just agree to disagree. But now, more than ever, the judgment has risen and there is a threat to losing friendships because one thinks something is okay and another doesn’t. Because one sees how detrimental something is and one doesn’t. Meanwhile, both seem to have empathy and compassion. “If you’re not posting… you’re the problem.” “If you all you did was post… it’s not enough.” And if you are posting what your heart feels, even if with all good intentions… you may be slammed for the words you chose. It’s stifling for many. We're expected to do something many of us have never done... speak up. And we are put down if we are still figuring out how to do that. There is so much unrest right now. People are waking up for all sorts of reasons. I’ve never felt more like a student sponging up information and eager to hear and learn more every minute. But, not just from one perspective. I want to hear from all perspectives. Isn’t that the point? Because it’s my responsibility to uncover truths. It’s up to me to learn, not just to have it done for me. While some things aren’t so clear, I’ve learned that you can’t ask enough questions and we should be. 2020, you are uncovering so much truth. Truths that many of us were innocently ignorant to see and still don’t want to accept. How could you? It’s downright ugly. We have been conditioned and we are now seeing the opportunity to look at that conditioning and undo it and make choices that beget change. We are all being hit with so much that we have been programmed to turn a blind eye to. If anything, please, if anything, can we stop shaming for where we are at as individuals? Continued in comments...
“Violence is immoral because it profits from hatred. It destroys the unity and makes the brotherhood between people impossible.”