Slowly, very slowly, catching up on WEverb12!
WEverb Day 7: enliven [GROW]
Was there a book or article that inspired you to make a change in your life this year?
Surprise, surprise, all of the articles that "spoke" to me are mom related. I loved the recent "Why You're Never Failing as a Mother" article because it reminded me that I don't have to do it all. The video in "Move Over Barbie - You're Obsolete" made me cry and think about how I can raise my babe to be a super smart cookie who can play with barbies if she wants to, but also play with toys that require more brain power. "The Mom Stays in the Picture" encouraged me to take more pictures with Little m, no matter how I'm looking that day or how red my forehead zit is.
|Kisses from my favourite munchkin.|
WEverb Day 8: respond [LISTEN]
Do you actively listen to your inner voice/conscience? Describe a time this year you heard and responded to it.
I'm a big fan of going with your gut. I try to listen to my inner voice because when she speaks, she's usually right. Sometimes it's silly little things. Just this morning I was taking some clothes out of the dryer. I saw the husband's stinky hockey laundry sitting in the sink because when he got home last night my laundry was still in the wash. I walked right past it, thinking, oh he can take care of that later. I started up the stairs, trying to ignore my inner voice, who was telling me to go back and do something nice for my husband. I finally decided to listen and went back and started his laundry. Other times, the inner voice talks about more important things and encourages me to lock the doors and get the hell outta dodge. So yeah, I'm an active listener.
WEverb Day 9: triumph [CREATE]
How were you challenged by a project or goal this year? What did you learn from it?
One of my goals this year was to take monthly pictures of Little m and blog about her developments. Well, I'm really pissed off at myself because I made it to the eighth month and then just stopped. I used to write down one thing on a calendar that happened each day and this would help me summarize the month. I also stopped doing that, so now I have no record of when she started crawling, walking, talking, etc. Is this really important? I don't know. It would be nice and in reality, would only take an extra minute or two at the end of each day. So anyway, now I've made a lot of extra work for myself because I'm determined to go through all of the pictures I took to fill in the blanks. What have I learned from all of this? Stop being a slacker!