Hi! I hope you’ve had a wonderful February! What were some of your favorite moments in February?

February was a pretty great month for me. I feel like I’m doing a pretty good job at being more intentional with my time and energy. Some of my highlights in February were:

  • Cooking pasta and playing monopoly with my dad and my sister (I won!)
  • I started drawing again
  • Visiting Universal with one of my friends and going on a few of the rides for the first time including my first rollercoaster, Velocicoaster, (I can now say that I am not a fan especially of the going upside down parts)
  • Remembering more of my dreams. I started a dream diary to write down what I dreamed as soon as I wake up and it definitely makes it easier to remember what I dreamed. I also realized I dream a lot more in one night than I thought

Conversely, one of my most consistent pain points throughout the month was sleeping late. I need to work on putting my foot down when it comes to making myself go to bed earlier, especially if I know I need to wake up earlier than usual the next day.

I’ve also learned a lot over the past month:

  • I finished reading Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin (10/10 recommend) and it drove home a lot of different points but the biggest one for me was the importance of being decisive while ensuring I’m making calm informed decisions. Sometimes I forget to slow down, take a breath, and ensure I’m considering all my information before making a decision.
  • There is a thing called “dirty sock syndrome” where bacteria growing on your ac coils causes it to smell when changing the ac mode from heat to cool or vice versa. This is easily fixed by spraying the coils with self rinsing evaporator coil cleaner (thank you to the awesome ac technician that told me about this)
  • The Greg McKeown podcast is really interesting and easy to listen to

Moving forward, I am continuing to work on being more intentional and on turning reading, stretching, and taking a break and being intentional (do something non work related that helps me grow e.g. drawing, writing, listening to a podcast, crocheting, etc) into daily habits. What are some habits you’re working on forming?

Lastly, I am grateful for my family, my Honey Bee, my friends, my work, my coworkers, dancing, sleep, dreams, good food, my house, and interesting podcasts and stories.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. I appreciate you. I hope you have a wonderful March!


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