All is well, I just have had a hard time putting into words my life right now.
As I head back to work in a couple of weeks I am trying to come to terms with how I am feeling about being away from my daughter for the first time since March (or you could say since last June when I found out I was pregnant). There is a lot of fear and sadness about being a working mom. Right now I am a little bit of denial and when reality creeps in I have been “running it out.” Any advice out there about going back to work would be great
I am loving this age- Piper is just so funny and so interactive. I can’t get enough of her of course.
Besides just trying to find my bearings I have been fulfilling my American duty and watching the Olympics. I am in awe of what these athletes can do. I can’t wait to cheer on Meb Keflezighi in the men’s marathon Sunday. I met him a few years ago at the Pittsburgh Marathon expo. He is such a kind and humble man.
I have been trying to get in some last minute reading and cooking which I have really enjoyed. Here are a few great quotes I have run across that spoke to me:
- The grand essentials of happiness are : something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. ~Allan Chalmers
- The highest form of spiritual practice is self-observation without judgment. ~Swami Kripalu
- We can all best contribute to society if we first and foremost sense and acknowledge our own feelings, then act from a sense of who we really are, not from an idea of what will earn us the most positive responses or avoid the most negative ones. –Chi running.
What I am grateful for today: Fresh food and new recipes, Amazing friends who willingly babysit, Hill workouts