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Oh happy day…

Today was a grrrrrreat day!!! I have moved from fear to happiness. In two weeks, I will start a new chapter of my life. It is exciting and nerve wracking but mostly just amazing. I look forward to looking forward to getting out of bed each day and going to work. To enter a building I have been dreaming of as an employee and not just a visitor. It has been a long time coming and I will not carry question marks with me on this journey any longer! No more what if I had… I’m excited!! Thank you to Carly for bringing me clarity and making sense because you are just incredibly smart!

A colleague thinking I was on my last days at my current place of employment came in when he wasn’t supposed today. Here are three people who have no idea the impact they have had on me simply by being themselves everyday. Simply by sharing a space with me. They are all just wonderful. I will miss them. But I will tell them what they mean to me before I leave. Hopefully without tears but this is me we are taking about…. Oye… I got teary just thinking about saying goodbye to them and my heart filled when my fellow Aries was like “What? I thought you were gone Friday!?!?! Why did I come in? But then we all made our way to the kitchen and laughed. Read our horoscopes and analyzed. Jay Jones read us the recipe section of the Metro and I told him which ones he should make and bring in for us. Then we went back to our cubicles and I cursed him for the hundreds of chocolates waiting at his desk to be eaten. They celebrated with me this afternoon when I confirmed my date of departure. All smiles like proud parents. They are amazing people. A tribe I leave behind physically but I will always have what they have given my spirit. Renewal. Belief in the existence of good humans again. Kindness. Hard work. Integrity. Laughter. Work family. I will miss these three immensely!

I have been sitting here thinking about what I can get them before I leave. Questions about notes in kids’ lunches makes me remember a friend initiating a kindness jar for someone. And I think oh yes!!! That’s it I will leave them a variation of an affirmation or memories jar. Notes they can pull out each day leading up to Christmas.

I will do this for my kids and for other special humans in my life.

Here is a link to a “You Are” jar… I will make a variation on this. I like the tag on this jar.

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Check out the full post on how to do a You Are jar here  http://geekclubbooks.com/2013/11/you-are-jar-of-positive-affirmations/

I would add photos with notes on them about the moment captured. Make it to suit your personality and the needs of the recipient. So much fun!! I can’t wait to start mine. Mason jars can be found cheap at the dollar store along with stickers and tags oh my! Love this!

Bring on Friday!!! Friday is going to be epic! Well, the whole damn weekend is gonna be. Fast forward please!!!

This is what today was like. Happy! The pictures we take at our friends’ request. My daughters laughed hard in taking this one. I thought I might pee my pants.

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Muah 💋

Today’s thought bubbles…

I went to bed at 9pm, I am pretty confident I was asleep by 9:30… I feel somewhat rested but fatigue is always there…it is just how I exist, I’m used to it. Low-iron, single-parenting, rare breaks jammed with excitement and no sleep…

I want to be clear here that I am happy. I smile every day, I laugh every day, I am friendly, kind and loving… I am a thinker, a deep and analytical thinker at times, I was born this way, it is in my genes. I’m emotional, passionate and sensitive. My deep thoughts may seem dark or heavy and sometimes they are but that’s not where my mind rests. It mostly rests in gratitude, love, and humour.

Was that taken from me for a couple of years? Yes. But I’m back. Even in fatigue,I am strong and laughing and sarcastic 😉

This picture sits in my cubicle. The introvert in me didn’t want to get into the photo booth but the girls convinced me and it captured what I think is typical to our times together.  It reminds me we’re doing alright and I see a me, I don’t always see reflected in the mirror. I don’t see the bags under my eyes and I think I a catch a glimpse of what others might see and that is happy- sparkle!

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This morning’s thought bubbles…some of them are persistent and some of them get re-sent to me when I am analyzing the dickens out of something with my Tweety bird…

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Souls are like snowflakes and so is love…
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