I took a day off Thursday because it was the first day of school and (1) I had to walk the boy to school as his Dad is on a business trip to Singapore, and (2) I still would’ve gone to bring him in to sort out the classroom and new teachers and help him lug all the school supplies. In previous years, I had opted to take a half day or just come in late, but yesterday, I decided I’d cut the stress and just take a day off. Wise decision.
We walked hand in hand to school and as always, it was a fun walk for me as I relished holding my little guy’s hand. He is very tactile and expressive like me and loves to walk arm in arm or hand in hand. He’s all excited about school which is good. I’m starting to have discussions about outfits and attires for school, though, and just this week, I got an “I’ve got a rep to protect, you know” with a grin from the boy. He’s growing up too fast!
I had lunch with my new friend, Elaine, which I will write about in another post. I got to work on a few things and then I had a personal mishap of sorts which caused me to have very little sleep last night, and I had to resort to some major contingency planning. So I am at work with a headache (for lack of sleep) and not functioning 100%. I ‘ll live. The good thing is it’s Friday, and I can probably make up for the lost sleep tonight.
My altered book is coming along nicely. Finally, a title: A HAPPY LIFE.
I have finally found my “happiness” journal which I’ve read about and have been hoping to start. Many encourage that we keep one because it is a good go-to book for those times when life presents us with its biggest challenges. So you chronicle the “happy” to help you during those times when you are not or when you find yourself facing one of life’s challenges. My now favorite author Elizabeth Gilbert of Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia fame suggests that for inner balance, she recommends keeping a journal for moments of happiness as well as sadness.
Speaking of which, I’ve momentarily or for a bit now, set aside my “WHAT DO I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY WANT?” writings. But even if I no longer answer that question on a daily basis, I know the focus of my answer has shifted dramatically. I will still write when an answer hits me, but right now, I have my sights focused on other things. (I can only write and draw so much!)