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“We may not have control, but we have choices. With intention and focused attention, we can always find a forward path” - Mary Pipher, The Joy of Being a Woman in Her 70s, @nytimes
|| 📸: @jennotter
listening to the habits episode of @theminimalists
and a line from James Clear’s book, Atomic Habits, resonated with me. “Over the long run, however the real reason you fail to stick with habits is that your self-image gets in the way. This is why you can’t get too attached to one version of your identity.” I’ve fed the idea that I can pick up right where I left off with writing, my style, my schedule, etc. after having Louie. But, I am changing. Motherhood is reshaping every branch of my life. I’m learning how to form new routines for old habits. This makes me nervous. I had systems which were comfortable and successful. But as James notes, I cannot allow this before image of myself keep me from forming new habits to fit a new chapter of my life.
I use to write 1000 words a day. Here’s to writing 100 words a day. Let the new habit(s) begin, and let me be patient with myself. || photo by @jennotter
via 2015 archives #theminimalists #atomichabits #amwriting
Slowly returning to a routine (if that exists with a baby) and feeling the post-holiday sadness. Of course, my sadness exists because we are blessed with amazing, involved family and friends who made our first holiday season with Lou one to remember. And the memories don’t stop because the holiday has. Here’s to a new year with new branches of growth ❤️ •
A great memory from break: Ben + my first silent movie as parents thanks to @dirtyflawsss.
Of course we are discussing Louie’s rattail.
wore a beret & ordered an old fashion at the @acehotelpittsburgh
before noon... it was a good first date since Lou graced our world ❤️ (also I’m going to take more #selfies
in 2019... I think I may have had them all wrong.. look for an upcoming article ironing out my feelings, cheers ✨)
“If you were born with the weakness to fall, you were born with the strength to rise.” - Rupi Kaur
As I begin to write Lou’s birth story, reflections are filling my mind. This year wasn’t as successful career-wise as I hoped, but I became a mom. I didn’t make a lot of money, but I wrote some of my favorite pieces to date and will peddle the shit out of them until they are published. Having it all doesn’t exist in my opinion. Having some of it and embracing that “some,” being grateful for it, giving it the concentration and love it deserves... it’s much better. I fill myself with gratitude with where I am right now, what I have going on right now. That “some” turns into “all” I need.
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