Okay, I missed getting this up on Friday but I didn’t want to miss my chance to making my gratitudes for the week. For what it’s worth, I haven’t been to bed yet. So it is still like Friday. Kind of.
It has been busy settling into my daughter’s Pre-K year. I have been enjoying the process and watching her grow.
I have realized that between raising my daughter by myself and keeping up with her activities, working full time, travelling, trying to have some semblance of a social life and trying to find time to write that I was spreading myself too thin. It is evidenced by the fact that I haven’t been to the gym since March, I can’t remember the last time I went and had a pedicure (which is something I try to do a couple times a year) and my writing and creativity has suffered.
I have taken a step back from things and decided that I needed to focus on my daughter and myself. I have been doing a lot of reevaluating of my life. I am in a difference phase of grief and I am trying to live my life again so I need adjust to the changes within myself as well as make sure that I am setting myself up for success in this new chapter.
So without much further ado…Good Vibrations Gratitude, um Saturday…
Here is what I have been thankful for this week-
- My daughter loving Pre-K.
This picture was actually taken last week. But this week was my daughter’s first full week in Pre-K and so far she loves it.
I just can’t believe that this class is her last stop at her daycare. Next stop is kindergarten.
- Celebrating Princess Style
My daughter was invited to a friends princess birthday party. It was so much fun to see all the princesses and princes enjoy themselves. Belle and Moana even showed up.
- Making new friends
I actually made a new friend at the Princess Party.
I was chatting with another mother who I did not know. (I knew most of them because our kids are in school together). I was talking to this new friend about my recent trip to the LBJ Presidential Library and she was excited. I am not used t this. Most people think I am a bit of a nerd.
Turns out she is reading a book about each U.S. President and created an Instagram with her sketches about what she learned. If you are into history, you should definitely follow her.
- First day of gymnastics
My daughter had her first gymnastics class of the Pre-K year. To say she was excited would be an understatement. This was the only picture I got where she was not running around. It always brings me joy to see her happy and learning and growing.
- First day of dance
We also had our first dance class of the year this week as well. My parents had come in that day for her 4th birthday this weekend and were able to watch the class. She was so excited that she did snow angels in the middle of class.
I don’t know what was up with the snow angels but overall, she is more focused than last year.
What are you grateful for this week?