My little wedding date! We attended a gorgeous wedding this past weekend & we missed my husband bc of work! He’s been home 1 week in a matter of 2 months! He's incredible! He's hard working! But we miss him! Below is a bit of something I wrote. While You Are Away...
“The next few weeks are going to be quiet around here! Don't get me wrong, I play with our daughter, but only dad can get that full out louddd belly laugh going!! Every item you've touched will be a reminder of you being here, your presence here, living here! We will feel your absence!
Buttons are going to be pushed! Our daughter, without fail, always starts to act out a little extra when you're gone! Extra prayers will be made! Lol Extra patience will be needed!
There are going to be extra cups of coffee made! Sleepless nights, changing every diaper, kissing every boo boo, watching every Disney Movie, on repeat! Alone. Wishing you were here to help but immediately thanking you for working so hard for us so I can be the one here doing it all!
Making sure my phone is charged and loud so we don't miss a single Call/FaceTime!! We miss your face!
I’ll have to explain to all of our friends/family why you're not with us at another function! Thankfully, we are surrounded by loved ones that want to help! But it's not the same without my person there! Or we just don't get to go! Others are doing their family thing.
My heart is going to break every. single. time our daughter asks “where’s dada?”.
I'm going to be taking photos of every little thing she does to send to you because I know you'll be missing her too. Missing new things she learns. Miss her sweet little voice. She's growing so fast!”.
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PLEASE SEND ALL YOUR MIRROR SELFIE TIPS! Clearly, I need help. #helpmeplease .
*ahem* Now that I got that desperate plea for help out of the way, let's get back to the actual point I wanted to make: There is no place like home. Yeah, it's loud. Yeah, it's crazy. Yeah, it's so messy that sometimes I just want to start over at a new house. But it's also love and coziness and snuggles and togetherness. And I miss it so much when I'm gone.
Sooooooo happy I got to come back today. ❤ #noplacelikehome ❤️ #imissedthis#happytobehome ❤️
1 718 October, 2019
Listen up, girl! I got news for you.
You are feeling content. Things aren’t terrible but they aren’t amazing. You aren’t satisfied but not completely unhappy.
So why change, right? Let’s just keep doing what we are doing.
Those thoughts are keeping you safe. The fearful thoughts happen to protect you. That’s what is keeping you content, feeling blah.... that’s your brain playing a trick on you so that you stay stationary.
Girlfriend, I know you. You don’t want to live a content, average life. Take those thoughts and RUN. You are stronger and more capable than that. Use those thoughts as motivation to life an extraordinary way. Don’t settle for the average, babe. Don’t listen to the fearful noise.
You are better than that.
Go bigger. Dream bigger.
7 10218 October, 2019
I'm leaving tomorrow for Long Beach CA. It's supposed to be in the 80s while I'm there!! WIN! .
I'm attending a national conference for training professionals AND one of my co workers and I will be presenting as well! I'm excited and nervous! 🤓
The best part, my brother and his family live nearby, so I get to visit them. I'm super excited to see my sweet nieces‼ 🥰
In my limited free time, I'd like to know if there are any must dos while I'm there? And any recommendations on where to eat?👇👇
✈️ business travel is an essential job responsibility for many of our employees, so we make sure that they have the proper support in place to make the process as easy as possible! ✈️
which travel perk are you most interested to learn about / what is most important to you when traveling??
In my head I was going to be all cool with my coffee tapping away at my laptop on the nice train to London with nice seats and a table. In reality, the train has no table and is freezing and I do not look cool editing a 70 slide deck PowerPoint (why?!)! 😩 But on the plus side the reason I'm going to London is to get my Chinese visa sorted for a business trip in December, woop!! ✈️ #travelingforwork#workingmum#flexibleworking#flexforall
So BLESSED to call Saskatchewan HOME,
Another road trip with so much room to roam.
Pausing here to watch the sunset disappear,
So much beauty I helplessly shed a tear.
Some say “oh SK is so boring and so flat”,
Not too sure where “their” mind is at.
I have infinite appreciation for our farmers and the land,
Riding the waves of love is where I stand.
An abundance of great ideas have risen while being behind the wheel,
Accelerating my awareness with my own beingNESS and how I feel ... ******************************************************Feeling all the vibes and sending out much love & light & peaceful vibrations to each & every one of you! 🤗🙌💓➕➕➕
2 1717 October, 2019
Being like her won’t make you happy.
I always thought that if I kept up with the next big thing, I’d be happy too. She looked happy doing it so I should too? If I wore that dress like her, I’d be happy too.
I realize that chasing the next thing will never make me happy but yet exhausted. I was so focus on what everyone else was doing and not focusing on what I needed or what really made me happy.
You’ll never be happy if you are constantly exploring the next thing. You aren’t able to invest in yourself.
Find your own way, your own big thing, your own style. It’s been a way to express myself and find the happiness within.
Don’t do it because she does it.
Do it because you need it.
TRAVELING... oh how luxurious and adventurous it sounds! ✈️😍
I am fortunate enough that my career takes me all over the world...
But behind the Instagram stories, I often struggle to stay grounded, which can lead to anxiety, falling into bad eating habits etc. I can easily lose track of myself and fail to be present with all the moving around. Any of this sound familiar?🤪
I have found that with yoga/talking to close friends/journaling, I am able to find that sense of home. It brings me back to earth and reminds me to be in the moment and keeps me grounded.
As hard as it is to “start” again after you feel you’ve fallen off the wagon (i.e. had too long of not doing something good for you), try this simple trick: do a 5 minute meditation 🧘♀ eat ONE meal that you know will nourish you a day🥒 and allow yourself to rest & be kind to your body. We go go go and then the pressure to get back up, or be perfect often becomes too much.
What are your grounding / getting back on track tips?
53 4,09514 March, 2019
Please, cut my pie into four pieces ... I don’t think I could eat eight. 💁🏽♂️🤣 Happy Monday everyone! Wishing you a productive & a great new week ahead! Želim svima produktivnu i uspešnu novu nedelju! xo, jv