Summer Devotion – August, Week Two Recording
I recorded a reading of the post entitled Reflection. It’s short and sweet and gets you straight to the Discovery Questions where the real vision for Fall is formed.
My Responses to the Discovery Questions
Truly, I could not be more confident that Reflection is the way to curate your next season with intention, understanding and resolve. Let me give you a few examples so that you can get a feel for this exercise.
Last Fall, I planned a family trip for my son’s 18 birthday. In my defense, I asked him in advance but he didn’t really hear me. This trip was miserable; he didn’t want to be there. Ugh. I concluded that, when you have adult kids, everyone has to be on board for a family trip. This is a new family rule.
In the same season, I didn’t stick to a decision I made to resign from a role. I rolled back in and was hit with the reasons that I resigned in the first place. I have concluded that it’s best to step in or out. The middle is an unclear space that I don’t need to be.
Last, I remained hung up on a few failures. I was living ground hog day in the worst way. No more of that. I don’t have all the answers on stopping that broken record, but I will not go down that road again.
On the other hand, I will continue
- Supporting Leila. She has aspirations and I enjoy helping her.
- Connecting with Quinn while abroad this Fall; making him feel loved.
- Attending galas, concerts and plays with Eric and/or friends
- Enjoying several beach walks a week plus yoga
- Making bucket lists and writing
- Serving the community, my Devoted sisters and the church
I am taking with me the mantra below. It may sound bland. I’m sorry for that! Lately, it keeps me moving towards the woman I would like to become in the seasons ahead.
CONSISTENCY OVER PERFECTION
Love you always,