Good morning, friends! Happy Monday! I’m determined not to be distracted and to have a hella productive week. I woke up with a scratchy throat and a hint of stuffiness, but if I can just power through this week it’s relaxation city partners! Myra and I made the executive decision to close the Bliss offices for the entire week of Thanksgiving because a break is desperately needed. I gotta say, being the boss sure is nice sometimes!
Anyway, I learned a few things this weekend that I wanted to share. Let’s get into it, shall we?
Be a Good Human
I stood in a very long line at Aldi this weekend. The only available cashier addressed the crowd, a wonderfully diverse group of people, and asked for us to bear with her, apologizing for the wait. Instinctually, we all confirmed that she shouldn’t worry. We had all the time in the world.
It was then that I looked around me and saw people from all different backgrounds and races being good humans. And it reminded me that when we step out from behind our computer screens, it’s not so easy to label someone by their vote. Instead, we see each other for the type of people we are. Are you kind? Are you polite? Do you smile at stranger when they smile at you? Be a good human.
Even God Rested
We officially launch a huge project for Bliss today. And that’s meant there has been a lot of behind the scenes work the last few months (and there will continue to be until December 23rd–if only you could see my Asana right now). Working for myself and working from home is always the dream, but it comes with boundary issues. So Saturday morning, I woke up pleasantly early and fixed myself and Jonathan a nice breakfast. We grabbed the pup, ditched our phones, and went for a beautiful 5 mile walk on the greenway. Now that’s pure bliss.
A year from now, you’ll wish you’d started today.
You’ve heard it. I’ve heard it. It’s sweet and powerful but easy to dismiss. My book, Yeah, maybe, recently got an interesting review on Amazon. The five star rating from a this perfect stranger ended with:
One huge disappointment: after finishing the book I went to see what else the author had written and thus far “Yeah, maybe” is her first any only book.
I’m big on signs from the universe. When Myra and I started Bliss, we had one major agreement in place: she had to promise Bliss wouldn’t get in the way of being mom, and I had to promise it wouldn’t get in the way of writing more books. The truth is, if I collected all the time I spend mindlessly (and begrudgingly) scrolling social media, I’d have enough time to write five books a year. I think it’s time for a priority shift. I’m 20,000 words into my current manuscript. Time to get grinding.