My Perfect Day - #myperfectday

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My fellow blogger, Joan Senio, of Kindness, Coaching, and Compassion, recently wrote a post about her perfect day. I've been meaning to write a similar post, but sometimes life gets in the way!

Describing your ideal or perfect day is often an exercise used in vision boarding, goal setting, even Marie Kondo, the founder of Kon Mari talked about it in her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I have completed the exercise on many occasions and it is funny to see how the day has changed as I've grown older. It is also interesting to consider how you think of what an ideal day is - is it a vacation day or is it a weekend day or is it a weekday? My thoughts differ pretty widely when throwing that context in the mix.

For this post, I'll go with the weekday version. I wake up at 515am (yes, I really like to wake up early) and complete my morning routine (SAVERS) which stands for Silence, Affirmations, Visualizing, Exercise, Reading, and Scribing). Believe it or not, I do complete most of these routines daily. I love making coffee, taking the dog out, going for a walk, doing some core workout, meditating, writing my affirmations, looking at my vision board, and then journaling. It makes me start the day at peace with the world and myself. I get a lot of unneeded and unwanted thoughts out this way.

Next, after my blissful beginning, I take a shower and dress for the day. Then, Lulabelle wakes and we get her dressed and ready to go. I feed her breakfast, we laugh together, and then off to school for her. I come back home, write more, and continue the process of creating the world's best planner ever - so pretty and so useful. I'm a bit obsessed with journaling, drawing, paper, notebooks, colored pencils, pens, you name it. I want to have my planner sold throughout the world - just like Erin Condren. Yes, I secretly want to be Erin Condren when I grow up.

At lunch, I have something real to eat and not sitting at my desk. In the afternoon, I volunteer with the Historic Salisbury Foundation and a children's cause depending on the day. I pick Belle up at 430 and we come home to make dinner together for Daddy. She loves helping me cook which she truly does and we do this most nights already. Then, Daddy comes home and we spend time together - dancing in the kitchen, being silly, reading books. She goes to bed at 7 and John and I have dinner. We chat about our day, have a glass of wine, and relax.

On some days, I would like to get together for a girls' dinner with lots of great food and wine. On other days, I'd love for my entire family to be able to get together (there are 30+ of us and that's just immediate family).

What I have found over the years of doing and redoing this exercise is that while not every day is ideal by any means, I really do enjoy almost every day of my life now. Granted I still work and have to do that every day instead of writing and creating for myself, but I really love my it's not a drag to get up in the morning and work on international stuff all day long. That's what I've always wanted to do any way! I do swear, however, that if you write down in detail every facet of what you want your life to look like, it will start to happen. It may take time, but giving it out to the universe and asking for it goes a very long way.

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