Strolling into September like...
Happy September, Uplifters!
A decade+ of academic calendars taught us that September is a time to return to routine and to learning. So, this week, I’ll pepper your inbox with brief notes on these themes, including a guest piece from.
My kids head back to school this week, and I’m remembering that these first two weeks of the school year feel like complete and utter chaos as our entire crew simultaneously rebuilds our routines, each of us trying to clear the summer fog and sort out when and where we need to be to support the kids (and our dog) with the transition back to school. I’m responsible for calendaring all of this for myself, my husband, my mom, and our kids. Inevitably, I make mistakes and feel irritated. Inevitably, we end up with gaps in the sometimes haphazardly orchestrated new dance. For many years, it felt inevitable that I’d burst into tears with frustration at some point. But, this year, I remembered how hard it was every other year and prepared myself to expect mistakes and trust they were just a part of the process of getting to our new normal. No surprise, I’ve already found a few mistakes, but they just didn’t have the same sting with this new frame. In fact, they almost feel encouraging.
So, here’s your Mindful Monday Prompt for this week:
What might shift for you if you gave yourself a little extra grace as you explore what this next season holds for you?
Friendly reminder: Registration for our Reignite Your Inner Fire Program closes this Tuesday at 5 PM ET, so don’t wait on signing up, friends. I promise you will learn and get completely fired up for the season ahead while having lots of giddy fun with your new BFF crew cheering you on.
Paid subscribers: let’s chat about our autumn goals in the comments here. I learn so much from other Uplifters as I hear how you move toward your goals with passion and curiosity! Then, check out your latest Uplifters Unfiltered video below and mark your calendar for this Friday, September 8 at 4 PM ET for our next Uplifter Workshop with Christina Testut! It’s going to be soooooo good!
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