Holy cow, T-minus 3.5 days till Julian emerges!
Gotta a couple of tasks left (scour the house over the weekend, set up the swing, convert the crib, and of course, buy that attachment to read my Scandisk), but man, we are coming down the pike here! It really hit me today when I was informing my colleagues at the hospital that I wouldn't see them for 2 weeks. There is always so much on my plate that sometimes I don't get present to something that is upcoming, because frankly I am present to the 65 things on my plate today! LOL. One of my big challenges is project management, because I go go go from one day to the next that I have a hard time keeping my eye on the long term clock as well. I have several work-related projects right now that are giving me daily anxiety because this just isn't my strength. Oh well, everything regarding Julian's arrival is going pretty according to plan, so that's good.
On the flipside, I'm really bummed that I have come to the end of Bella's pictures. I have the perfect picture to end with on Sunday, which means I have tonight to pick one last picture. I feel like I'm gonna lose a piece of her all over again. I, too, have come to practically depend on the 3 photos a week to keep her present in my life. I have the photo collage posters our friends made for the CA memorial in my office and in the kids' room to look at daily, but the ritual of ending the posts with a picture of her... Maybe I'll start over... have Julian's pic of the day on top, and Bella's on the bottom, but what about Ali? That would be really tedious as her pics are on a separate hard drive and when I moved them there, the hard drive "organized them" in its own way so they are a little disjunct in their order. I dunno, I just thought I might be leaving Ali out of it if I bookend with photos of Julian and Bella. The blog is still "Bella's Blessings," so I don't want her pictures to go away. I know I've blogged about this before, but the day is just about upon me. Start over or stop... hmmm...
5 hours of coaching and mastermind calls with no break await me from 9-3 tomorrow, so I think I'm gonna hit the hay. Have I mentioned in addition to loving my work at the hospital, how much I love coaching people? It is such a privilege to walk with someone and encourage/motivate/inspire them to live their best life possible. The inspiration THEY feel when they accomplish things they either thought impossible/ unattainable, or have just procrastinated on for what seems like forever... it is a joy to witness. I am really blessed to make an impact in people's lives in both lines of work. Good stuff. I think I have put it out there maybe once before, but if you have been thinking about the difference having a coach would make in your business/career/family, drop me a line and we'll chat about it. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hey - off topic here, but Christin, you posted a comment on Sunday about your boy Matthew. You should email my wife Angelique at Angelique@puckfund.org. She has been working on an awesome "fundraiser-in-a-box" document that equips and empowers anyone looking to fundraise! Thanks for the comment, and good luck on your EB journey with Matthew. If there is ANYTHING we can do to support you, email us. We're here for you.
Okay, falling asleep here. Gonna try doing that in bed instead of at my desk. I think it'll be more comfortable. Much love and gratitude to you all for still being here with my family and me. You inspire me to live my best life possible, because I know I'll be reporting to you 3x a week on it! LOL. Thanks for keeping me accountable for leading my best life!