Mondays are for walking.
Nashville is currently in full bloom, so my co-worker Madison and I have been taking full advantage of our gorgeous surroundings. After both feeling simultaneously overwhelmed and underwhelmed at work, we decided to start walking on Monday evenings. No matter what the status at work, when the clock hits 5pm, we leave and go for a long walk in my neighborhood. We're going on a few months of the routine and it's quickly becoming my favorite time of the week.
I've been needing to take photos for my next photography lesson, so I made Madison be my model for the day. Isn't she the cutest?
With my current workload, I could spend significantly more than 40 hours at work each week, but I'm choosing to no longer feel guilty about leaving work on time. In fact, I'm learning it's the God-honoring choice. Because I know I'm at my best, that I can love other way better, when I'm resting just as much as I'm working.
^ get it, girl.
One of the coolest/sweetest/exciting parts of life lately is coming back to my long-term relationships with family and friends and thinking about what it means to redefine our connection. As we all know, it is so easy to become lazy with our relationships, especially with the people we know will always be around. I'm being challenged by my counselor to see the relationships with fresh eyes and have the tough conversations. It's completely changing the game.
Another big one in my life right now is practicing patience. I am a total do-er, and will act on something as soon as I want it. I'm learning it's less about my ability and much more about His timing. That waiting is a choice He provides, and I can choose to listen or to forge my own path. It's a total habit breaker for me right now.
Hoping your Monday is treating you extremely well (and you're not still at work as you're reading this)!