It just so happened that a lot of what I did last week involved links, so I’m taking that as an opportunity to share some recent things I’ve been using or enjoying with you.
I still see all these things as accomplishments. I see doing anything that is either new, something that has been on your to do list, something that you learned, or anything that benefits your soul in the self care, self happiness or self learning category….. to be an accomplishment.
Meg will tell you more about lists and accomplishments. Go party with her and then check yourself off for something you feel proud of last week.
Last week I…
I took solace in my own mother’s blog writing. She’s going through a big life transition right now and I think her and I take these types of things pretty similarly
I did a number of morning meditations. My favorite has been the Releasing Muscular Tension Meditation from this resource.
After last week’s horrible day, I kind of went back and took a lot of solace in The Recovery Warriors Podcast. It’s been a while since I’ve wanted to envelope myself in this world, but that was one of the shifts that happened after that day. Do you ever listen to a podcast or hear someone speak and you are literally like, “That is me.” “That is my life, exactly.” “You are saying exactly what I would be saying.” That happened to me after listening to episode 001 with Carrie Arnold. Her story hit ridiculously close to home.
I went to my first Choir!Choir!Choir! An awesome event that happens each week in Toronto at a bar where two dudes lead a group of strangers in a choral arrangement of a specific song. I’d been wanting to go for a while but with school never had the chance. This week’s song was Black Hole Sun in memory of Chris Cornell. It was a beautiful tribute. PS that’s me at 4:05. I really need to work on my thinking face.
Since I’ve been doing so well at clearing out my freezer of leftovers, I figured I was allowed to start the restocking process. Plus, its summer and I want all the no bake freezer chocolate treats. I made these golden milk cashew butter chocolate cups as a new try. I never care enough to try and make these types of things look good …
And the 5 ingredient date squares from Oh She Glows which are an old, old standby.
I had a nice outdoor breakfast date with Dan and took him to Tearo for his first time.
Recent podcasts, recipes and other links in my #weekinreview link up. #recipes #podcasts #summer #coffeeshops Click To Tweet
And then a few non-links…
I expanded my horizons by trying new dishes at work. Things I now know I will not be getting again. But at least now I can give customers better explanations. I still ate a lot of good food that I will not be getting sick of, however.
Like burgers. Can’t stop won’t stop.
I also had my first iced coffee of the season
I felt much better about how I spent my evening time this week, in regard to one of my goals from last week. I spent a couple evenings working at my table on monologue prep and have a good layout set out with all the work I want to do this summer.
I spent a couple afternoons outside either reading, learning lines, or simply doing not much of anything.
I can’t say I recovered completely from my day on Tuesday, but I guess I can give myself the accomplishment of having been living with it, trying to move on, and learning from it. The next day I realized a stupid, STUPID mistake I made in the audition I had that morning, which I’ve been having a really hard time letting go of or forgiving myself for. It was already a low day, as I mentioned in my post, so I didn’t feel good about my performance or energy in the audition in general. I just couldn’t get my damn energy up! That in itself infuriates me. And then I realized this stupid thing I said. I emailed them to explain what I meant and to apologize, but I have yet to hear back from them. Which is absolutely killing me. It is all the more painful because this is one of the auditions I REALLY wanted and one of the companies I really wanted to make a good impression on…. and one of the auditions I chose over taking the touring gig. And then I had to go and have it be on this shitty day and make that dumb mistake. As you can see I’m not letting this one go easily and feel pretty torn up about it.
So on that rant…. I’ll try to turn myself around by saying I have two other good auditions this week in which I’ve been doing my prep for and will learn from my last mistake to ensure I feel a lot better about these ones.
Hard lessons suck.Letting go of mistakes, learning and moving on. Only one aspect of my previous week. #weekinreview #lessons #learning #compassion #learnfrommistakes Click To Tweet
Any good podcasts, articles, recipes, links or resources you’ve found lately?
Do you have a hard time getting over mistakes when they involved something very important to you?