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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 217 :: focus on trust

5 Aug

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It’s Monday, ya’ll. Congrats, we made it through the starter day of the week. It’s like a practice day and then we have 4 more chances before the weekend arrives. I can do that.

Focus on that which you can believe in and trust (like Friday!). 

Trust me!
More tomorrow.
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 216 :: trust the stretch

4 Aug

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Today was my first day back to the OrangeTheory workout in a while. And when I say a “while” I mean a month. July has somehow flown away and with it summer is on the horizon.

I am proud of myself in the most humble way possible – mostly for finishing the workout without passing out. That is, in itself, an accomplishment. Tonight as I wind down and feel every aching fiber in my muscles I am reminded that sometimes we must stretch to grow.  

Even it means returning to something you have done before. (Ouch)

Trust me!
More tomorrow.
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 215 :: trust in the silence

3 Aug

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My head is beeping. It keeps beeping because the fire alarm at the top of the ceiling over the stairs more than 20 feet above me is beeping. It has been beeping for days now. We tried to fix it. Our realtor tried to fix it. None of us could fix it.

So now we wait for a ladder and new hardware to be replaced tomorrow. Until then, it beeps. Over and over again it beeps. In between the beeping is the most beautiful subtle silence.

In that moment I feel like I can hear everything.   

Trust me!
More tomorrow.
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 214 :: trusting your teacher

2 Aug

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I had to the most wonderful day on Cape Cod. Not because of the white sand beach and beautiful blue water (which was very nice and mesmerizing) but for a much better reason, the reunion of friends.

I have had many teachers in my life, some have taught me lessons of love, others lessons of faith, and still others lessons of loss. Life is a teacher until itself in so many ways but the people Life has sent to enlighten my path have been the most cherished.

One of those special and dearest people is Debbie Cottrell. She taught me women’s history in a way that nobody ever attempted before I entered college. I actually didn’t know what the women had been doing all the time that men were fighting battles and laying out tax law and claiming lands and building boats and railroads and all the other things that had been written in my history textbooks since grade school. But Debbie knew, and she taught me in the most inspiring way. It was her influence that led me down the path to claiming a women’s studies major at Smith College. 

But that’s not why she was my favorite professor. It was the birthday cards she sent every year on my birthday long past my college days. It was the emails and Christmas cards and check-ins on me after my divorce years. And today, it was meeting up on the most beautiful strand of sand on the eastern seaboard … just to catch up because she was in town.

It is the staying-in-touch that has touched me most and taught me the mostest (if that is a word!). It is the support of a lifetime not just the support of a semester that has stood out as exemplary. She is so exemplary, in fact, she was just named the president of TLU and this student couldn’t be more proud of her teacher. 

I can only imagine how many thousands more of me there must be, a student inspired by her teacher. Which brings me to this… you never know how much your influence holds or your words penetrate or your actions create ripples in the lives around you. But they do. Trust me!

Thank you, Dr. Cottrell, for staying in touch. 

More tomorrow.
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 213 :: trusting the small stuff

1 Aug

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We just returned home from the movies. We saw Once Upon a Time in Hollywood to be specific. It was better than I expected it to be even though it was longer than I realized it would be.

The movie left me thinking about history and what would happen if history went another way, took a different turn. As I sit here tonight it makes me think about how small moves make big differences.  

Small is big.
Trust me!

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Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 212 :: trust the view

31 Jul


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My body and brain are finally catching up to the week. Tomorrow is Thursday but it feels like it should be Tuesday! Yes… I’m that slow this week.

But as I sit here, I am reminded to trust the view in front of me. To be where I am. To enjoy what I have and to take a moment to take it all in (even if it is already Wednesday!). 

Here’s to Wednesday and Thursday… and then Friday!
Trust me!

More tomorrow.
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 211 :: something good

30 Jul


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I watched the news for the first time in a long time the other night. I was bored and tired, and just looking to unplug so I turned on the TV. That was a mistake. Wow! It was a massive mistake.

In our world of social media deluge and delusion, the seven o’clock news may be the worst offender. It’s hard enough to see the perfection in everybody else’s life around you on Instagram, but it’s even worse to see the horror down the street on the nightly news.

It has me wondering where we find respite these days.

It also has me thinking about how important it is to find something beautiful, something simple and something good to celebrate.  And maybe something to sing about.

Trust me!

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Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 210 :: rest and unplug day

29 Jul

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Whew, it’s been a week and Monday arrived way too fast.

My brain has been on overdrive, so today I let it rest. I didn’t get to completely unplug however, between texts and emails and calls. So my lesson has been learned. Next time I travel for a week straight, I need to make myself completely unavailable on my rest day. Which is not an easy task in this highly connected world we live in.

It’s so important to rest, relax and enjoy the quiet moments in between the chaos.
Trust me!

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Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 202 :: trust the wind

21 Jul

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Tomorrow, I fly. Off to Chicago and onto another work adventure. Flying is a matter of trust, whether it is in life, in love or in career… you must fly like you trust wind. 

Trust me!
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Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 200 :: trusting

19 Jul

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Happy Friday. On that note… here’s the trust thought of the day… 

Trust in all that is good. And bright. 
Here’s to a bright weekend ahead!!!

Trust me!
More tomorrow.
Jamie

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