Deep thoughts, travel

Tired + some random musings on international travel

I woke up this morning AGAIN at ~3:15, making it the 4th day in a row I have woken up in the 3:00-4:00 a.m. hour. Today though, I felt determined to fall back to sleep. (The last few days I didn't really fight it and basically just got up extra early.) But I have been… Continue reading Tired + some random musings on international travel

Deep thoughts, Life

Follow-up/ good at life

Ooh, some great comments yesterday on my post about Nathan Chen/ the idea of him being "good at life"/ uber talented at everything, apparently! I was going to respond individually but figured I'd just comment back publicly in a new post. The main underlying theme from most people seemed to be a sense of skepticism… Continue reading Follow-up/ good at life

Deep thoughts, Kids

Scooter walks + Social culture

Scooter walk Yesterday morning we revived an old tradition- the scooter walk to school. Well, in their case, it's technically to the bus stop, which is AT a school. Then they take the bus from there over to their actual school. We used to do this ALL THE TIME when they were younger. Previously they… Continue reading Scooter walks + Social culture

Deep thoughts

The weather/happiness equation and negativity sells??

Spring + The Happiness Equation At least the flowers in my yard got the memo that it's spring, because the weather seems to have forgotten this week. My current local temp is 30 degrees, with a high of 43 today. The rest of the week looks marginally better in the low 50's (but that means… Continue reading The weather/happiness equation and negativity sells??

Books, Deep thoughts

Catastrophizing/ “Is it true?”& Plan B thinking

As I walked on the treadmill last night (looking for opportunities to up my step count AND somewhat frantically trying to finish my audiobook which expires TODAY and is on hold for other people i.e. not available for renew!!), I heard some really great insights. This section of the book is geared toward parents/ students,… Continue reading Catastrophizing/ “Is it true?”& Plan B thinking