AKA. more moving photos.
AKA. more moving photos.
For almost a week I’ve been having trouble posting on Instagram. All I want is to post photos of my cat and of my messy box laden house. But no. This is all I get.
I decided I’ll just post the photos here. Hahaha Instagram you have not thwarted me.
And obligatory moving photos
I guess enough procrastination. Time to tackle the kitchen with a toddler. This is going to take forever!
Once upon a time I had a blog called Life’s Little Lists which evolved into what we have now in Polka Dots and Pastries. While I from time to time think about deleting this and starting fresh with a new blog. Though that would not really work for my life since I use this blog to keep track of our favorite recipes. A place where I can always find what I want to eat. So, for now, PD&P will stick around. That is a long way of saying that I still love lists and here is my list for today!
I have a spice problem. I’m determined to organize this mess!
Squaring the circle of our cooking pot of chili.
I thought I took a photo from the outside looking in as well. To show off the pretty animals on the flags, but alas I did not. This hangs on the door of my favorite coffee/Pie shop in Multnomah Village. I’d love to live within walking distance to the village, but Alex doesn’t feel the same. He dislikes going to the village, but does agree the coffee shop is the best.
Sometimes I just need a good pep talk. Sometimes life just gets me down. I have days where I just feel beaten. I’m working on rolling with the punches. Working on not taking things so personally that my core beliefs are shaken. Self care needs to be a priority and work on positive self talk. I love Brene Brown and her work. I want to read all her books and give them to all the people in my life. She is so inspiring and I would be on the right track if I followed her example in life.
This is true at work too! We asked managers a simple question: What behaviors do you find the most trust-earning in your direct reports? Everyone guesses the answer is reliability or accountability. Those answers rank in the top 5. The number one trust-earning behavior? Asking for help. It feels counter-intuitive, but would you delegate an important project to someone you know wouldn’t ask for help if s/he were struggling? – This image is our free download on brenebrown.com for March. You can grab it at the bottom of the home page.
Turning toward what’s hard and scary and vulnerable is not a default choice (at least it’s not mine). But over the years I’ve learned that the energy I spend trying to avoid my fear is best spent walking right toward it with an open and willing heart. Easy? Heck no. Does it get easier? Not always. Worth it? So far it’s been worth it every single time. . This image is our free download on brenebrown.com for January. We change it every month so you have today and tomorrow to grab it. Just scroll to the bottom of the home page. Link in profile.