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Back to…normal?

Yesterday was back to school for the kids, back to work for a lot of people judging by the traffic, and back to my writing after the last weekend of summer. But I’m struck by the concept of going back - when everything has changed.

I don’t want to go back. My old normal...wasn’t normal. I was over-scheduled, stressed, and so not in touch with how I really felt about 12 hour days and sacrificing time with my kids, husband, and myself for a big job.

I want to move forward in my growth, so instead, this September: I’m not going back, I’m deciding what to keep or toss. Making conscious choices about the sports and hours and people I add back into my life.

What I’m keeping: running, kids sports, grocery delivery (thank you Instacart!), authentic conversations, meditation, writing, Friday movie night, bouncing on the trampoline.

What I’m tossing: people and situations that drain me, attending ALL THE SPORTS, an empty inbox, and weekly banana bread. (I hate throwing 🍌 out, but sometimes you just have to let go and move on).

I’d love to know: what will you choose to keep from the lessons of the last 18 months, and what will you toss?

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