Day 18: Ex-In-Laws, Black Tea, and Art Class

Today I am celebrating choosing integrity and self-nurturing as a start to my week. I survived my first coffee-free day without hurting anyone. The caffeine substitute of  black tea and almond milk wasn’t half bad, and no major headaches. My stomach seemed to appreciate shift as well.

The next aspect was helping out a former employer with her art class. She needed a last minute substitite, and although my Mondays are pretty jam-packed, I went in for an hour to help out. This experience was a superb reminder that I am on the right path heading to grad school. I instantly felt my energy drain as soon as the class started and loud, out of control students instantaneously went off task. I glanced at my 10-year-old, who had to accompany me, and she looked just as overwhelmed as I was. It was the perfect moment of, yep, this is NOT where I want to be anymore.

Lastly, I am celebrating reaching out to my ex-in-laws. We generally get a long, but communication is fairly limited to dealings with their grandchildren, and is usually through my ex-husband. The reason for the call was to let them know that my daughter’s volleyball tournament would be in their neck of the woods this weekend. It may seem like a small gesture, but I’m sure it was appreciated.

Not too bad for a Monday.

With love,

Anatheia

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