1- Positive vibes. I finally feel recovered from call, and for the first time in a while I am feeling some positivity and hope. I am sure some of this is relief related to trends in the right direction on this graph:
I don’t entirely understand why this seems to impact my mood/outlook so much because compared to many, I don’t spent much time or energy worrying about whether we will get COVID-19 again. Yet it still seems to have an effect. I hope things continue to trend in the right direction!
2- Things I am looking forward to: I spent last night filling out Oct – Dec calendar spreads and really felt good about it. These months include Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas/holiday break (I’m on call for 7 days of that, but not the entire thing!), and 2 birthdays.
Josh and I are planning a mini-getaway (probably 2 nights). We are going to see my parents/sister over Thanksgiving, even if it means a quarantine for the kids afterwards (policy is stay home after travel for ~10-14 days unless vaccinated, and while I am definitely planning to get vaccines for the kids, I feel like the release date keeps moving and seems nebulous so I don’t know when to expect them to be eligible). Guessing it will most certainly be a long wait for G.
3- Work has been a challenge but I feel like I have good support from colleagues and that is truly wonderful. AND I am caught up on my work email!! Today I am going to time block and spend at least 2 hours on a Physician Well Being talk I have to give in ~ 2 weeks. I am definitely no expert on this topic but I am going to try to become at least a mini-expert. I have to say that most of the articles I have been reading go into SOOO much depth about the problems and issues but are SO LIGHT ON SOLUTIONS! Frustrating, but I guess it is a hard problem to solve.
4- Reading life. I ordered Anne Bogel’s Book Journal because a) I love Anne Bogel and what she does b) I love the concept of a book journal!
5- FUN ANNOUNCEMENT! For quite some time, Laura and I thought it would be fun to start holding some live interactive sessions for BOBW listeners — just a chance for people to share experiences, chat, with more of a community feel. So we decided to do it via Patreon! We will be offering live monthly meetups (recorded for those who can’t make it — first one is Sept 28th!), topical PDF tip sheets (Sept: kids’ activity checklist of things to consider; Oct: nanny/childcare hiring guide), and weekly fun questions on the patreon site.
If interested, go here to sign up!