Thursday, March 10, 2016

Day 8 and 9 - Growing

Day 9 - 
Gratitude - Two of my clients canceled their appointments yesterday, which meant I got to leave earlier than usual. Went grocery shopping with Scott. And nails polished and a haircut! 

Journal - I got a really good haircut yesterday, which means my hair is short. I have a hard time finding someone who can cut short hair - well. I think when I walk into a salon with short hair, beauticians see me as someone they can experiment on, and they do. And I'm often lopsided, too short, too heavy, and this bothers me. The last beautician I had, 1.5 years, had a baby and isn't working. Before that, the girl moved. In between I've had bad cuts, and they are expensive! Hopefully this cut, this lady, who just had a baby, will stick around for bit! 

Exercise - 60 minutes with Cody, and a 10 minute walk. 

Meditate - I haven't quite figured out how to do this in my day. I have no alone time. 

Random Act - I'm more aware of moment to give compliments. And each day I do a little more. Being aware of this takes me out of myself, which is where I've been the past 3 years. Giving compliments is difficult for this introvert, but I'm doing it. 

Day 8 -
Gratitude - I am grateful for the opportunity I have had to acquire a higher education. It took me 13 years to go from no credits to a Masters Degree, and I would do it again, for sure. I am grateful for the opportunity I have to teach at UVU. I began teaching one year before I graduated with my Masters, and I've been teaching ever since (minus the year off for cancer). I am grateful for UVU. I learned how to write, listen, learn, think critically, and how to teach. I owe a lot to UVU. 

Journal - I taught the chaplain interns' class at 7:30 this morning. I am comfortable teaching - for an introvert, teaching is the perfect profession. It's all about the subject, not about me. Although, by the time I'm finished with a day of teaching, I am exhausted. I've been performing - I have to know the topic as well as know how to make it interesting, as well as watch how my students are receiving the material. It is a 3-ring circus, with me in all 3 rings. But then classes are over, I'm home, dumping my bags, and looking forward to doing it all over again in 2 days. Until April, and then I really need the summer off! 

Exercise - Too early to walk this morning, and too late to walk tonight. Does it count that I walked to the cafeteria, had a decent cooked healthy meal, and then walked back to class? 

Meditate - Today I spent my meditation time teaching others how to deep breath and release. I was able to use this myself. So very beneficial.  

Random Act - Laughing with colleagues today was my random act. Spontaneous belly laughs, the best kind. At no one's expense. 

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