Back again - Happy Family Fridays. Hope you have had a lovely week.
Again this week had it’s ups and downs but we got through the rollercoaster and I am excited to go exploring Tokyo again this weekend!!
I know it is still lockdown at home so I hope all is well and you are enjoying your outside time :)
Numbers are getting higher in Tokyo again, they think we are going into a third wave so we will see what the next few weeks will bring. Let’s see what my reflections from this week are, lots of experiences, lots of reflections…..
Here we are, back again. I am rebooting the system. There were ups and downs last week. I achieved some of my goals. I missed out on a few others.
And that's okay. We are back again, trying.
How did your week go?
More ups than downs? More downs than ups? - I hope however it went you are ready to reboot and start the week fresh :)
I think that is what I wanted to mention in the Monday Mindsets post this week - it's okay to start over.
Acceptance vs expectations are key to this I think. I have high expectations for myself but I am trying to accept that things come up - meetings, unexpected late nights in school, missing trains, needing to pause for air. All things that came up last week which meant something had to give.
But everyday is a new day and every day we can try again.....
Dear Mammy and Daddy, Like you say every time I speak with you "where did that week go?"
<< This is just a wee photo from my amazing time at home last Christmas and with everything that is happening in the world right now I am so grateful that we got to spend this time together exploring our lovely home of the Emerald Isle.
This was taken at the beach in Portstewart.... just incase you have forgotten, use are getting on after all 😛
This week has been an absolute rollercoaster, I suppose every week is for most people.
The more it starts to feel like Christmas the more I am having days where I miss home more because Christmas time brings lots of memories with family. So, I am glad I have this wee space now to reflect on my week and write to you......
Hello there, We are back again with #Mindset_Mondays. I don't know about you but this week just flew by!!
It was so great to hear some of your Goals as part of the Twitter response which I am excited to share as part of this post. For me personally, I love using Twitter as a place where I can get motivation and optimism especially this year where it is very easy to get stuck on the negatives that have popped their heads up haha.
How was your week? How did you go with setting goals for yourself?
I think as my *edit* from the blog post last week said. Even with my goals and my good intentions, life happens. These goals and this space is not for us to feel bad when we don't achieve our goals but it is a space for creating intentionality for our week. It is a place where we can help each other be accountable for our actions but also accept that things come up and it is okay to restart each day :)
Let's see what goals and intentions we can set for this week....
Dear Mammy and Daddy, So, I have been thinking over the past while how I can't believe it is coming up to 10 years since I moved away from the comforts of the home you created for me for so many years. The memories, the ups, the downs, the ins, the outs, all of them had a big part to play in the person I am today and I am so grateful for you and everything you have helped me achieve so far.
The more time that goes by the more happier I am with my own personal life but a part of me feels guilt, worry and sadness for all the years I don't get to spend with you. So, I don't think anything will ever replace time spent with you in person but I wanted to take you on board the amazing journey I get to go on and create a space where I can bring you more into my life on a weekly basis.
I have tried to write physical letters to you each week but that just doesn't seem to happen, so instead I want to create a digital letter to you where I share my experiences of the week.
Don't worry mammy, this won't replace the phone calls and I promise I will still try to write physical letters but as part of Season 2 of Empathetic Educators, I wanted to write a weekly journal every Friday of the goings on of my process and what better way than to share them with you.
So as part of Season 2 of #Empathetic_Educators I plan to release a weekly blog of my thoughts for the start of the week - #Mindset_Mondays
I will be referring to #InnovatorsMindset throughout my reflections. As this book as helped me with my mindset professionally and personally.
Mindset for me is one of the most important things that helps me overcome obstacles as well as appreciate what is around me. It helps me understand how I can strive for more but also be aware of how I can be content with right now.
So I just thought as part of #Empathetic_Educators Season 2 I would put this wee blog together to get myself motivated for the week and share it with you to see if there are any takeaways that might be useful in your world too :)