Weeknotes #40 - family edition redux

2 minutes reading time

22 Oct - 28 Oct 2018

This week has been a bit of a roller-coaster, I’ve had a couple of great days of productivity ploughing through my big 3 tasks with aplomb, swiftly followed by a much poorer day of interruptions. And repeat.

I finally got a chance to relax and sit down with my son to finish my Voltron LEGO model. It’s quite the beastrobot.

Our house renovations are almost finished. Hopefully the final snags and touch-ups will be completed next week. We finally got the furniture in so I’m looking forward to spending more time in my new reading chair.

We also continued my Dad’s birthday celebrations. All my brothers’ visited with their kids and partners so we went out for a meal and then spent a few more hours catching up and reminiscing.

Reading Progress

We had our book club call on Wednesday. I think it was our best and most interesting discussion to date. We were talking about Daring Greatly. I think it’s a really important book, but I have to confess I found in hard to read in some ways. There’s a lot of depth that I think I need to reflect upon and read again to fully appreciate everything Brené Brown has to teach from her research. It is safe to say that it has made quite an impression and I have much work to do to find my way toward living more Wholeheartedly.

A week in Stoicism

We are made for cooperation; it is better to build others up rather than tear them down. We should be community-minded. We’re all living on the same planet. Find ways to improve the self-confidence of others, and through that, perhaps find more of your own.

”So someone’s good at taking down an opponent but that doesn’t make them more community-minded, or modest, or well-prepared for any circumstance, or more tolerant of the faults of others.” Marcus Aurelius


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