This past weekend I went to bed early then woke up around midnight. To not open Tik Tok and begin endlessly scrolling, I went to Youtube and watched a 6-part documentary on Billy Kemper and his return to big wave surfing after a near fatal surf trip to Morocco. Something that struck me about Billy is that he’s grounded, tough, and family is center of his life. His dedication to recovery is inspiring. If you want a good story and feel inspired when you’re back’s against the wall, give it a watch.
Today, I signed up for a Google Project Management certification course. It’s supposed to take six months, but I’m on a 3-month self-induced schedule.
My fraaand Liz and her man’s are coming to visit Seattle for Memorial Day/my B-Day weekend! We renting a jacuuzi boat to sail around Lake Union. I am so blissed out just thinking about this…
I reviewed and organized a lot of content today which made me so happy and v feel productive.
I walked 8.5 miles in total today, wow.
Here’s the playlist I made today:
The ability to set goals is very valuable in achieving success. Goals should be balanced in all areas of life — family, social, spiritual, business, health, wealth, education, etc. The major rules of goal-setting are:
- Goals should be in writing.
- Goals should be measurable — if they can’t be measured, they’re not goals.
- Goals should be dated so you have a time frame to measure accomplishment.
The Sky is Pink is a Indian Hindi-language biographical comedy-drama film. I’s a must watch! It’s a pretty long film coming in just under three hours. I watched an hour and a half one day and then finished the next. I did cry like a baby towards the end and I found the pet names they had for one another endearing and sweet. You can stream it on Netflix.
Okay, for the last year I have watched Soft White Underbelly videos on Youtube to help me fall asleep. The subjects and topics range from trick to white-collar criminals. A majority of the videos are shot on Skid Row in LA or the tenderloin in San Francisco. This video here is such a gem. I played it from start to finish on Sunday as I was picking up my apartment. A few times, when Frenchie was speaking, I had to stop what I was doing to fully process what she was saying. I guess my call to action is to subscribe to the SWU and listen to Frenchie’s interview.
I have been listening to this podcast episode the last few nights while I soak in a bath. Since getting my first round of the Moderna vaccine, I found my energy level to take quite a dip around 7 PM. I haven’t experienced any adverse effects from my first round just a bit of lethargy. A new habit of mine is listening to the Wake Up/ Wind Down podcast while I walk to work in the morning and a few hours before heading to bed. Each day you can expect a new episode in the morning to wake up and one at night to wind down. What a concept! Love it!
This particular episode resonates because this year has been frustrating and I haven’t always managed the way I express and experience frustration very well. And learning to express frustration is an important tool. Take a moment and treat yourself to this gem of an episode. And remember, A really great way to create a pause is mindfulness.
This is a draft from March 29, 2020 that I never got around to posting. It felt so good to be with my parents and have a backyard for Lu (for my dog). I came back to Seattle near the end of April. I was ready to get back to my apartment, but leaving was tough. I hiked a lot. I drank a lot of Topa Topa beer. Menudo Sundays. We’re coming up on a year in a pandemic and things still feel the same politically. Blessings that people in Seattle wear masks.
Dear sneaker journal, it’s me Jessie. The last time I asked a favor it was November 2018 when the Rookie of the Year 1’s dropped. I got em! These four’s look absolutely comfy- that color way alone *chef’s kiss!