This is the season.
The season of raising a family and climbing the ladder in the workplace is fraught with beauty and joy. As incredible as it is, it is also overwhelming and fragile. It is nearly impossible to accurately put into words all that is the season of working parenthood. Having to string all of these days together during the week compounds the emotions, both positive and negative, even more. Fitting everything into this season means that some days you fall short. Choosing the joy instead of the stress starts with being intentional. For me to fully embrace this season and squeeze every drop of life I can out of each day, I start each morning with a freshly brewed cup. A freshly brewed cup and a freshly brewed version of myself.
Freshly brewed coffee, and mama.
The time it takes to sip one freshly brewed cup is the perfect number of minutes to refresh and prepare for the day ahead. I have just enough time to be intentional with my reflection of yesterday and my mindset for the current day. Was I impatient and short with my daughter yesterday instead of taking the time to see things from her point of view? Did I give my focus to my deserving teammate at work yesterday or was I half listening? Was I quick to yell at my husband about the dishes in the sink instead of appreciating the fort he spent all afternoon building with our kids? Did I feed the dogs dinner last night (just kidding, but not really)? As I take the last few sips before being the craziness of the day, I choose to be intentional about today with the small moments, and the things within my control. I choose to be kind(er), more patient, more engaged, and more joy-seeking whenever possible, and I remember that today is a new chance to enjoy the season. Regardless of yesterday, I have today. And today, is a beautiful day.
All the best,