I’ve had a hard time getting my footing so far this year. Despite my best efforts, I’ve had more recipe fails, photo mishaps, household malfunctions, and general inconveniences in the past few weeks than I’ve had in a while. I actually forgot to pick up my CSA box this week! I rarely forget anything which just goes to show you how off my game I am. Anyway, quitting is not an option so I’ll just continue to plug along and hope that this weekly round of gratitude will help to steer me in the right direction.
1. Aloha! I’m off to Hawaii today instead of my usual January Seattle trip to celebrate Jenny’s birthday. When she first asked me if I wanted to go my answer was, “Hawaii is my spirit animal”. I couldn’t think of a better place to be when I’m in need of some guidance and inspiration. I have long dreamed of running away to Hawaii and living a simple life in a small house on the beach. Perhaps it’s the magnificence of Hawaii’s natural beauty that gives me such serenity, I’m not entirely sure, but whatever it is, I’m grateful to be on my way at a time when I need it most.
2. Fiona turned one this week! She didn’t seem to love the cake I made her, but we’ll work on that as time goes on. I’m so grateful to have this little lady in my life. I love watching Val be a mom, and being able to see all Fiona’s milestones. She’s always a huge bright spot in my week.
3. As always, when it rains it pours. Last week I was doing the classic freelancer worry, “what if no one calls me this year? What if I don’t make any money? What if I have to go back to working a regular job?” This week I booked a ton of work. It just goes to show you that change can happen very quickly. I’m grateful that I kept on my path, and it paid off….at least for this month!
4. I dissembled, repaired, and reassembled the kitchen sink this week for the first time ever. Granted, I did break it more during reassembly, but I managed to fix that too. There is something very satisfying in being able to fix something on your own. I’m grateful that my mom was always an awesome example of women being able to do anything, and in turn, gave me the confidence to tackle projects on my own.
More than anything I hate being in a funk when I can plainly see that everything is going great for me. I’m grateful for self awareness, and am hopeful that next week will be a different story!