As all Mondays go, this one has been super busy.
I spend Mondays cleaning sheets and towels, cleaning my house, and taking care of errands. As I do everyday, I also did yoga. I wasn't able to take my walk outside because the air quality was so bad today. The smoke is still blowing in from California and settling in our valleys. My inhaler has been my best friend over the past few months. Even though it will get colder, I am looking forward to fire season being over so that I can start to have more vigorous outside activity. I hope that indeed happens.
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I went and got the back of my hair trimmed. The neck part, to be specific. I look forward to not needing to have that done. Once my hair gets long enough, I'll likely need quite a lot less hair cuts. The maintenance of short hair is a pain in the cheeks. I'm much better with less maintenance in that area.
Being a thinker is a lot of work. It makes sense that people are overwhelmed these days, with everything that we have going on. Keeping up on it all can be a lot of work. Thinking about keeping up on it all can be a lot of work.
If we choose to live in the now, we open ourselves up to opportunity. We see things differently, most often more optimistically. We realize that our reality is something that we personally build, and that by slowing down, we can build a better reality. That choice is our own. We may not have control over everything that goes on around us, but we do have control of ourselves. We choose how we act, react, think, and how we spend our time.
Being able to teach my kids through doing has been an important part of my parenting. Teaching them that I don't have one set of standards for them and one for me is extremely important. The reason I choose that is that I want my reality to be as positive as possible, while their reality is reflecting mine. They are both young men now, but still rely on us for opinion and nurturing. So, this will continue, as will my practice to try to get better at living in the now.
This is my youngest's second week of college, and things are going so great! I am so thrilled for him and how he is thriving!!
Also this week, my oldest is moving into the dorms at his college. He has already attended for two years, has done an LDS mission, and is now returning. He will move in on Saturday.
I cannot believe I am old enough to have two kids in college! Wow!
I typed a whole bunch as a continued post from my last post, but lost it when my computer suddenly turned off. So, I will wait until next post to continue the story. Thanks for reading.