1- If you commented yesterday, thank you. I greatly appreciate your wisdom, willingness to share + kindness — and even your tough love. Many things to think about + try. I will find a solution, one way or the other (or several ways).
2. I ordered from Hobonichi right at launch time last night, even though I know the sleep deprivation wasn’t the smartest. I did take a bizarrely-timed “nap” from ~9:20 pm – 9:55 pm though, so . . .maybe that helped? Annabel stayed up with me (she was watching a particularly dramatic ep of Make It or Break It – wow that show is a soap opera) and at the last second decided on a lavender Weeks! Maybe next year C will want his first Hobonichi. I will support all my children in cultivating their stationery tastes . . .
I WILL do an unboxing video. REALLY this time! Now for the ~10 day wait while it comes all the way from Japan!
3. Podcast rec: Tim Ferriss interviewed Dustin Moskovitz, the head and co-founder of Asana (and also one of the first at Facebook). Even though his lifestyle is ummm . . . probably very different from mine, I really liked the discussion of energy management and balancing of the calendar. There was also a slightly terrifying but intriguing segment about the future of AI. (Though honestly I think I am better off NOT thinking much about those things very often.)
4. Podcast rec #2: 10 Things to Tell You: 10 Things About 10 Years in Therapy. Well. This made me want to return to therapy, even if the barrier to entry always seems high (ie: finding the right person and actually making it happen!). Nothing terrible is going on, but I feel like it wouldn’t hurt — and Laura Tremaine made a great case for being proactive with mental health. I really appreciated her honesty and willingness to be vulnerable in this episode.
5. Proud parenting moment: On reflecting back on the week, even though I obviously had some lows — I’m really proud of the kids for adapting / adjusting to the new year thus far. This week was much better than last week as far as the morning routine was concerned, and the kids seem motivated with their schoolwork + generally for activities too. Proud of A especially for trying some new things (takes courage + growth mindset esp at an age where other kids are less likely to be new at something).
About to finish up some work AND craft some realistic and self-compassionate September goals. Here we go . . .