Well, this time off has reinvigorated us and inspired us to do better by being better! One thing I am starting is a reflection journal. I know, I know.... I'm not much of a journaling person (ugh), so I never jumped on the Oprah Winfrey ban wagon (and I love Oprah). Honestly, I thought the whole thing was kind of cheesy. I think that prior to this point in my life I was just too crazy busy with babies and toddlers (I have three children- ages 7, 10, 13). I was ALWAYS doing something for them- making their bed, changing diapers, fixing meals, cleaning up after them, laundry, packing lunches, organizing clothes, helping with homework projects,....well, the list was endless! But now, the little guy heats up his own waffles, the middle boy throws out the trash, and the teen folds her own clothes. Yay!!!! I have finally entered the stage in my life where I have a moment or two to reflect. And I found the perfect journal to help me with this...
I picked up this cute little "one-sentence journal" (for mothers) at Barnes N Noble. I think it's perfect for me! I have read Gretchen's The Happiness Project and like the practicality that she writes about. Anyway, I am inspired to follow through on this one. It's also a 5 year journal and I think it will be neat to compare the different years of my life.
Plus, my children are getting older. The baby years are long gone (snif, snif). I wish I would have taken more pictures. I wish I would have taken more videos. I wish I would not have wished for them to grow out of things so much. I kept focusing on the future of "growing out of it" that I wasn't present in the moment of being.... I resolve to stop this.