Monday, March 3, 2014
It's Monday again.... seems like Monday creeps up on me and I'm always taken by surprise when that 5:30am alarm goes off to start my week. Right now, I'm settled on the couch, dog burrowed under the blanket next to my legs, catching up on my Facebook and Twitter feeds, thinking about what to write for the day.
In general, I try to look at Mondays as a fresh start. It's a new week! I get a new chance to get this whole mom-wife-coach-ME thing right. As long as I remember to put the coffee in the pot BEFORE I hit brew (and yes, I have forgotten this important step in the coffee-making process), my Monday usually starts out pretty well. Molly and I head out the door by 7:30 to get to school for her 7:45 am orchestra rehearsal. I spend a few minutes with my calendar, figuring out my week... when will I be in classrooms working with teachers and kids? When will I be in meetings? When will I find time to finish getting all of our leveled books back on the shelves and make progress on my office/literacy room reorganization? Then it's off to the races!
I find that if I start my week with a positive outlook, the rest of the week is likely to follow suit. I'm more able to find the silver linings in challenges and not let the little things get me down. I don't mind the Mom Taxi obligations quite so much, as they give me time to be quiet with my thoughts on my back-and-forths to the Y.
So I'll go brew my coffee and I'll pick out my clothes and I'll hit the door with a smile on my face and my week will be off to a great start.
Hope yours will be, too.