10 Sep - 16 Sep 2018
I’ve been super busy with work yet again this week. It’s good, but I need to re-align the balance a bit more. I felt like I haven’t had any time to play with my kids- they’ve often been in bed by the time I got home.
Some of that was due to that I had to work around the builders—yes, we’ve finally started with our long-awaited house renovation!
On Saturday, I travelled up to The Brick Box in Yorkshire for some AFOL fun. A group of us travelled up to have a day pawing through lots of LEGO and have a go in their Brick Zone - a LEGO themed escape-room-style challenge. You have to solve as many riddles as you can and build the solutions in LEGO. There were 3 teams and I’m pleased to have been on the winning team! We won this trophy.
When we weren’t in the challenge room, we had a go at building at microscale to create a micropolis collaborative build. Even though it was quite a distance to travel everyone had a great time and hopefully we’ll get to do it again soon. I’ve certainly got bitten by the microscale building bug and have designs on creating more. Hopefully we’ll get to put them all together at a show in Bristol in November.
5 week journaling challenge
This week I’ve been thinking more about gratitude. Each day, I’ve used a prompt to reflect on gratitude on different relationships and gratitude for our world. This next week is a bit more selfish, where it’s much more about exploring myself and what I want to become.
I’ve been continuing with Secondborn and Notes on a Nervous Planet. I’m enjoying both and have been wishing to read both more. I haven’t had as much time to read this last week as I wanted to so hopefully I’ll rectify that this coming week.
A week in Stoicism
Whether you’re religious or not. Stop trying to pray for the things you want. Instead try asking for help to curb those feelings. In essence, find your inner strength and use it.
”Try praying differently, and see what happens: Instead of asking for ‘a way to sleep with her’, try asking for ‘a way to stop desiring to sleep with her’. Instead of ‘a way to get rid of him’, try asking for ‘a way to not crave his demise’. Instead of ‘a way to not lose my child’, try asking for ‘a way to lose my fear of it.’” Marcus Aurelius