Day 181


This is gonna be quick because it’s late and I’m exhausted. Today was a scramble from the start. Morning routine went better than it has lately, because I laid down the law from the get-go. Guess I need to get better at that.

Then work insanity from the moment I dropped kids off – juggling multiple conference calls and work that needed to get done at the same time. And of course, I’d agreed to join my friend for the HRC talk at Rutgers in the afternoon, so I needed to magically get a full day’s work done in 1/2 the time (which didn’t happen).

On to Rutgers, one ear in yet another con call while chatting with my friend, M, who I hadn’t seen in way too long. Catching up with her was so nice, getting a chance to verbalize some of the changes I’m going through while also picking her brain about this age with twins given that she’s a fellow mom of twins. 

Seeing Hillary was a real experience, while she answered questions in an informal format in front of a packed-out and enthusiastic audience. We both got the OK from our spouses to stay out for dinner, and enjoyed that thoroughly (neither of us drinking!) before heading home.

Now, I’m beat – just wrapping up the final work stuff of the day and headed down to meditate, then shower, then bed.

Today’s catch-up session was a nice reminder that in spite of my recent discouragement, I have come a long way and am slowly making progress even on my more persistent personal issues.

Gratitude Postscript

Thank god for quality friends like M, who bring out the best in you but also understand when you reveal your worst side.