Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Notes to Self

The Workday conference ended yesterday, and so did my lack of life hopefully. Thanks to my generous company, I enjoyed an amazing afternoon in the spa at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. I haven't done such a thing in years. It's really funny how some nice lotions and warm towels make a person feel so much better.

More importantly, as my shoulders (and my mind) were letting go of the rocks that had built up within, many reminders about balance and self-preservation came to light as I was being shined up and rubbed down. So I wanted to write them down and check back in a few months to see if I actually achieved any of them. Of course, I could write them down on a traditional piece of paper, but I thought I'd share in hopes that you might be inspired to pay a little attention to yourself and the life around you too.

Here goes...

  • Let the dogs take me for a daily walk.
  • Blog.
  • Knit socks.
  • Plan a night out with Tom for our 19th anniversary that we missed last month because I was sick and stressed.
  • Schedule massages.
  • Go to a yoga class.
  • Play family games.
  • Bake things.
  • Read "Beloved" for myself.
  • Read "The Giver" with the kids.
  • Plan a vacation.
  • Find a few things to enjoy in my work.
  • Check out Jason Mraz's music (because I really dig his single "I'm Yours"--it makes me feel in love with everyone I know.)
  • Host a holiday party.
  • Get back on a monthly lunch plan with my friend Anne.
  • Update the kids’ photo albums.

And finally, eat brown rice. The wholesome answer to everything!

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  1. Hey, wow, I'm so tickled that I made my way into your blog....or, at least, I'm telling myself that that "Anne" is me. I sure hope so, coz I miss you! Book your spa weekend in Stowe with Tom and I'll watch your amazing kids and, as a follow-up, we'll do lunch! Love you!

  2. How bout a trip to possibly...
    Port Huron
    Florida (especially around April 10th)

    Purely selfish but I'd really like to see everybody!