I made a big mistake at work this week. I rushed through something and sent the wrong thing to the wrong person and for a few very stressful hours, I was in knots over it. My stomach was so tied up I could barely eat, my mind raced to all the worst-case scenarios, and I sat there practically paralyzed with worry about something that was nothing more or less than my own fuck up. It all worked out ok in the end, thankfully, but it was an overdue reminder to slow down, focus, pay attention to what I am doing…and that we all mistakes. It also served as a very good precursor to the long weekend, which suddenly felt like a true necessity.
Here are some of my favorite finds from the week:
Ask an Actual Millennial. A good reminder that I am really old.
Model Moms. A visual history.
Such a sweet story. I often worry (ahead of time, obviously…it’s the best way) about raising a tween/teen in today’s seemingly careless society where bullying and hurt tend to make the headlines most. This puts my mind (semi) at ease.
The 5 Love Languages. A good read for old married couples like us. Need to read more.
And finally, a pep talk from Kid President to you. Because he is right: “We were made to be awesome.” Even when we make mistakes.
Have a great long weekend!
*image above via ReciteThis.com