“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
- The most exciting seed I planted this week? My interview! I had an interview on Thursday, and while I thought it was going well, it ended very quickly and almost abruptly. It seriously lasted no more than ten minutes, so I did not walk away feeling optimistic. However, they called me back the next morning and I have a working interview tomorrow morning! I’m very excited.
- I mentioned that I’m starting a new relationship, but I felt frustrated with it this week. Well, no, I felt frustrated with him. I typically address problems immediately and directly, which can frequently be interpreted as overly confrontational. This time I let him bring it up…and he did! We actually had a great conversation that left me feeling very good about both where we are and where we’re headed. This relationship is pushing me to grow and I love it.
- I managed to ask my dad for help.
- At the farmer’s market I learned that plums are incredible. I realize this particular seed sounds a bit silly, but I’m still excited about it. I used to be a very picky eater, so I always enjoy learning to like a new food, especially in such an unexpected way. I was buying apples and the farmer offered me a plum; I took the first bite to be polite, but then I devoured it and bought a half dozen. I originally thought about making a plum tart, but I keep eating them.
- I started working on my new core story by trying a new morning routine. Even in the short time I’ve been trying it, I’ve learned a few things: I’m tend to sabotage myself by trying to make things perfect instead of just going ahead and doing them. The goal is to take a walk — duration and distance don’t matter, walking itself is the important thing — but I’m still telling myself that my plan isn’t good enough. That needs to stop. And really, the big goal is to move my body in the morning, so I could easily substitute a few yoga poses if I have time constraints or just want a change. I can be flexible, but that can be so difficult for me to recognize.