Updated: Aug 9, 2018
It’s been almost a week since we completed our Summer Reboot...and I have been on point girl! I have kept my commitments, pursued right relationships, invested in self-care, and even chose Halo Top over Ben & Jerry’s (with my hands up - go me, go me). BUT...next week is a new week.
We go back to school on Friday and with one child in elementary school, two in middle school, a sophomore and junior (at different schools, of course) and one in college, this is what we lovingly term “Hell Week” around here. New schedules, bus stops, school supplies, wardrobe, haircuts, snack packs, uniforms, piles of paperwork and composition books in every color!
It would not only be excusable, but it is probably even a tad expected for me to put my personal goals on the backburner this week. The challenge is, when we do that, we will lose the momentum we have just spent the last thirty days building. You know what that looks like...stopping, starting, stopping, starting from further back than we were the first time. No, no, no, we are not doing that...not this time!
We are gonna pursue passion, and purpose and a higher standard for ourselves with the intensity of...well, I want to type great things like a warrior, a queen, or an olympic athlete, but the truth is we just need to go after it a little bit harder, faster and better than we did yesterday! We need to infuse our daily lives with vision, creativity, growth, self-care and service to others. We need to train, execute, review, revise and repeat. We need to learn how to want to run this race that has been set before us and to run it well. AND most importantly, we need to do it together.
I need you, girl...I need your prayers, your encouragement, your strength, your confidence, your example, your story, your courage, your wisdom...and frankly, so does “she”. “She” is our mother, our sister, our co-worker, our neighbor, our daughter, our friend. She is:
The woman who is sick.
The woman who has lost her value (or never knew she had any).
The woman who has been abused (or neglected).
The woman in the midst of a life transition.
The woman who is poor and hungry.
The woman who is working to establish herself.
The woman who is learning.
The woman who is leading.
We need each other and I’m gonna help us get started, right now....with this super ridiculous, uber fun, Relaxation Meets Action Bag Contest! We talked about a breathe bag in like week one, but I couldn’t resist an open opportunity to help you run your race...or at least giggle your way through it. So, I picked up a bunch of little things to inspire, inhale, exhale, enjoy, breathe, hydrate, celebrate...and it can all be yours in just three easy steps:
Step 1 - Reflection
Keep your momentum going, revel in a moment of creativity and encourage someone else today by answering the following three questions (in 400 words or less):
What was the greatest shift you saw in your life during the Summer Reboot?
What are you going to do about it?
How will your life change when you do?
Step 2 - Recognition
Comment below or send your thoughts via email to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before Thursday, August 9, 2018 and you are automatically entered to win this $150 bundle of sheer fun-ness.
Step 3 - Celebration
Join us this Friday, August 10, 2018 at 4PM for Friday Night Live where we will announce the winner live on the Infuse Facebook page.
Whether you are motivated by the homework assignment, the ability to help another woman or the free loot...Thank you for having the courage to share your journey. You’re sorta, pretty awesome ya know :)