Happy Friday, Readers!

TGIF posts are still new to the blog, so I’ll give you a quick debriefing.

Basically, I love Fridays. (I mean, really, is there anyone out there who doesn’t love Fridays?) TGIF posts are a way to celebrate the wins of the week and reflect on the mishaps.

Here’s what it looks like:

  • T – Truth: Tell me something you learned about yourself this week.
  • G – Growth: Describe one way in which you grew this week, whether it’s in the direction of a goal or something unexpected.
  • I – Inspiration: List one thing that inspired you this week.
  • F – Fun: Talk about what you did to have FUN this week!

These posts are all about you! I want to hear about what happened in your week. What “aha” moments did you have, and what did you do to have fun? I’ll get the discussion started by sharing my TGIF from the week:

Truth

I am drinking way too much coffee! People like to stereotype freelance writers as being fueled by caffeine and self-doubt – that’s not going to be this girl! I feel a new goal coming on….

wifey coffee mug
…but I looove coffee!

Growth

This week I made progress toward two big goals I’m working on.

I finished a rough draft of a new short story, putting me another baby step closer to my goal of completing a short story collection this year.

Over the weekend, I hosted my first Essential Oils 101 class and enrolled my first wholesale customers. (Thank you, my good friends!) Network marketing natural health products is a new element I’m adding to my business life, and I’ll explain why in a more detailed post next week.

Inspiration

The director and core team for our church’s youth group inspire me more and more each week. I started volunteering for this program to help kids, but I feel like I’m the one who’s really learning from it. This week, our director taught about prayer – different forms of prayer, how it works and what to do when it doesn’t seem to work. She and a few core team members gave testimonies on how prayer has affected their lives in specific moments. I am so inspired by people who can get up and vocally share their message. Even if they’re nervous or not completely comfortable being in front of a group, they’re up there doing it because they realize the importance of their message being heard.

I am so inspired by people who can get up and vocally share their message. Even if they’re nervous or uncomfortable being in front of a group, they’re up there doing it because they realize the importance of their message being heard. They inspire me to push my fears aside and use my own voice more.

Fun

I took Yoshi to the dog park at lunch time yesterday. I’ll admit, this wasn’t exactly my idea of fun. It was awfully cold out and the ground was covered with snow. But part of being a dog mom means making sure your pup has fun, too. When you have a fur baby, it’s not all about you anymore!

And really, watching Yoshi play with other dogs is an enjoyable form of stress relief.

dogs playing
Look at all the fun they’re having!

Your turn!

Leave your TGIF thoughts in the comments below! Can’t wait to hear what you all have been up to this week!

TGIF: How Was Your Week?
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3 thoughts on “TGIF: How Was Your Week?

  • Truth – This exercise is a good reminder that I need to reflect on all the things I DID accomplish each week instead of stressing over the things that are still on my to-do list.
    Growth – Attended a networking meeting for work and made some good connections. Usually I hate these types of events, but this was a small group and they were very friendly and we had good discussions.
    Inspiration – The quote “Success is a decision”
    Fun – I always have fun at volleyball league, and also had a good time socializing with new friends after our game this week.

  • Truth – I leave the empty egg shells in the egg carton… until they are completely gone
    Growth – Learning to accept that progress is part of the process and it takes time.
    Inspiration – Knowing that my buddy Ed, an 80-year old man, walks outside in cold temperatures for at least 2 hours every single day. And swims 3 days a week. What’s your excuse for laziness?
    Fun – Picking on Michelle is fun. Sometimes i do things just to see her reaction.

  • Truth – I leave the empty egg shells in the egg carton… until they are completely gone
    Growth – Learning to accept that progress is part of the process and it takes time.
    Inspiration – Knowing that my buddy Ed, an 80-year old man, walks outside in cold temperatures for at least 2 hours every single day. And swims 3 days a week. What’s your excuse for laziness?
    Fun – Jammin’ on the 6-string

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