One of the reasons I love writing, both on this blog and in my journal, is because it helps me to remember the small, beautiful moments of this particularly more challenging season of raising two little boys.
Last week, I was listening to Emily P. Freeman’s podcast, The Next Right Thing. Actually, I was listening to Jamie Ivey’s The Happy Hour, and she was interviewing Emily. On that particular episode, Emily reminded me of the importance of writing things down. She does this by listing out the ordinary things that are happening in your life right now. She calls this list “These Are the Days Of.” Pretty sure I’ve written about this exact list on the blog a couple years ago.
I really love this concept and I hope to write down and share the elements of my days, weeks and months more consistently on here.
Let’s start today.
These are the days of…
Saturday morning hour runs all to myself
Ice skating with the boys
A new hockey stick, just Hudson’s size
Preschool closing for a week and feeling disappointed
Spicy mango margaritas
A January day that felt like summer
The kindness of a good friend
Starbucks drive-thru on a Thursday
30-minutes peloton rides every Tuesday and Thursday
Will Rogers, Inspiration Point and chatting with a mom about “check point treats”
Googling and fixing things on my own
That down jacket I can finally wear again because I patched it
Ordering a canvas from Costco that has a picture of all four of us
Tanaka farms with good friends
Pickling radishes and roasting carrots (both picked at the farm)
Deleting Instagram and finally feeling free from scrolling
Taking photos to truly capture a moment, not to post it
Getting lost in a good novel when both boys are asleep for the night. Just finished reading: The Midnight Library
Clusters of monarch butterflies hanging in the tree I ran by
Matching pajamas, every night
The most broken sleep
Noticing the leaves
My faded blue Yankee hat
Playground arguments over air hockey versus field hockey
These are the days.