Getting ready for the week! Every musician knows this is crunch time. Here come all the holiday concerts and end of year recitals. The parties and family, hopes, dreams and expectations. .
I'm focusing on mindset this week - how fortunate I am to have the performing opportunities that I have, how glad I am to have family to care about and who care about me too, how happy I am that my students asked me to ADD a Christmas recital for them this year! .
And no matter what, we all have each other. Mom, Dad, Will, Mocha, Ninja and Casper. One big happy family ❤❤❤
I had an amazing stream weekend. Thank you so much to everyone who could be a part of it! I love hanging out with you guys! I'll be taking my normal day off today. I'm gonna do some fun holiday things with @zerojintv and the kids! I hope you all have a great day!
For those who haven't played Red Dead Redemption 2 yet I can only say that I highly recommend it. So much better than the first one. Many mixed feelings the longer I played towards the end. I didn't want it to end and there are very few games that I don't want to end! Such a beautiful game!
Christmas Party - Darth Vader sweaters (matching) I normally do not do “bathroom selfies” however last night I did because date night was rough. I actually had someone tell me I shouldn’t drink if I’m pregnant and points to my belly... like really wtf? Then she responded with I guess you just gained weight then One I am not pregnant & two it’s a super sensitive subject. I thank my hubby for being there to hold & comfort me & Aaaron for being so chill to chat with. Hubs understands what a horrible subject it is for us after our 3rd and being in and out of children’s hospital with ultrasound after ultrasound, and constant OBGYN appointments. She is a blessed baby girl, but still 5 years later it’s a trigger. But I thank both of these guys for keeping me grounded & just trying to keep my spirits up. 🎄🤓
This place taught me everything. It may be home, but it taught me:⠀
* How to take out my anger and anxiety. (**I was diagnosed in school with depression and being able to channel that energy in a positive way was life-changing.)⠀
* How to make peace with my body. (** I could be having a tough day and 10 minutes into a workout showed me what I was capable of instead of what I wasn't.)⠀
*How to get out of my head and into my body. (**This is when happiness occurs - when we can stop thinking about what we should do and instead take action.)⠀
* How 20 minutes benefited me ALL day. (**20 min out of my day actually provided an afterburner effect that lasted all day #thoseendorphinsthough .)⠀
Now, I'm not saying I've wanted to workout every day of my life. I really haven't and I sometimes have more bad days than good but I know when my mind tells me to avoid it, that's when I need it the most. When even 5 minutes of doing something makes the biggest impact.⠀
It's when I'm fighting those inner voices telling me not to bother, that actually bothering is EXACTLY what I need.⠀
You feel me?