I am happy Brené Brown has brought back her TGIF practice. Here is my personal TGIF for the past week:
I am trusting that it’s a good idea to head into a 7-month mastermind intensive – a pseudo-repeat of the last one I completed in February. Why would I do it again? Well, I’m not the same person who went through it the first time, I’m starting from a far more confident and happy place. The changes last time were profound and I can’t imagine my life any better than it is right in this moment. (What a remarkable feeling!) And, the one leading the mastermind is the Queen of Spontaneity so I expect things to be changed up on occasion – after all, she is not the same person, either.
I am grateful that I’ve been able to see and hear two of my most favourite performers in intimate venues in Toronto – both enjoyed with Claire. Both acts make up a lot of the soundtrack of her childhood: Imogen Heap and Dido so it was lovely to hear her singing along with the same tears in her eyes. I have been going to concerts since my first one way back when I was 14 and went to the CNE to see The Eagles which were opened by the Little River Band and Eddie Money. I’ve been to hundreds of concerts over the years. I admit my days of stadium concerts are at an end (in the last year I’ve enjoyed P!nk, The Eagles, Mumford & Sons and Phil Collins) but do prefer the smaller venues.
For the summer Chloé got herself a job (first work application ever and she was hired at the first interview!) up north at one of the many summer camps we have in Ontario. There was a lot of preparation required starting with her return home from Edinburgh in April solely to earn her Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross over a weekend to add to her first aid qualifications. She knows no one at the camp. I am inspired by her fearlessness. Armed with colouring books, playing cards and face masks, she is going to be in charge of a group of 11 year old girls – so much fun – and they’re lucky to have her, too!
Watching my hometown lose their collective minds over the incredible Toronto Raptor’s win over the Golden State Warriors was a blast! Indeed, the whole country is caught up in the hype – it’s infectious and fantastic. I didn’t go into town to participate in the parade festivities (because, you know, people) but I did watch it go four hours over-time from the comfort of my family room couch with Chloé and the pups. The outpouring of enthusiasm was remarkable and far more indicative of Canadians than our reserved reputation. I’m so happy I put out my poetic hope earlier in the month. (Not fun: there was a shooting, not indicative of my people. So sad.)
What about you?