Sunday was a lazy day. I had just hosted a baby shower the day before, so I started the day with church and ended the day with a movie date. My sweet hubby and I went to see The Campaign and then out for a little frozen custard.
A dear friend of mine is preparing for her big day in a couple of weeks. I remember that last month before our wedding, and know that it can be stressful for all involved. There are so many things to be done, yet so many of them won't be 100% complete until that week or day. To take her mind off of the thousands of things on her to do list, I took Katie out to dinner and to a painting class. It was such a wonderful night. We talked, laughed, caught up on life and attempted to paint. It was actually a ton of fun....and I think we did pretty well!
Now that I got that off my chest, I need to spice things up because running sucks and yoga isn't enough. I signed up for Zumba, but it doesn't start for another month. I had thought about some high impact workouts (Crossfit, Insanity, etc) but honestly, I'm not going to do those either. I need small class type workouts. The Movement Center Pewaukee is a beautiful facility that specializes in different forms of yoga, pilates, barre and paddleboard rentals. I've passed by it many times, always intimidated by the pilates equipment in the space. I thought I'd go ahead and give a couple classes a try, and first up was Pilates. I really enjoyed it. It wasn't as hard as I thought (although, it was a beginner class) but I'm still sore...so I know it worked!
Last night I hosted a Healthy Child Healthy World party. If you're not familiar with the organization, click the link above. It's a fabulous organization that focuses on educating people on the toxic chemicals found in everyday products, foods and materials we use on a daily basis. It was a fantastic night full of sharing and learning. I'm hosting another in a couple of weeks, and look forward to connecting with more friends (new and old!)
Today....today I rested. It's hard work planning something new to do every.single.day. There were little things that happened today that I definitely feel that counted as growing experiences. Work has been rough this week, and the "old" Nicole probably wouldn't have handled this stress very well, but I've come to a point in my life where I have to learn to let things go. I can't control everything, but I can control my attitude. I still get angry or frustrated when things get complicated, but I also recognize a lot more that there are greater challenges in life than losing an account or disagreeing with a co-worker.
This is my only life. I only get one chance each day to be the best person I can be. I still have A LOT of work to do. But if I can shrug off one bad day, I can shrug off more. It's really that simple, we just make it more complicated.
I guess I didn't really skip a day afterall.
What are you doing this month to build on your relationships? With your spouse, friends or yourself? I'd love to hear....