"Your mantra is thank you. Just keep saying thank you. Don't explain. Don't complain. Just say thank you."
Can you guys believe that it's Fall already and September is coming to a close? I know many of us are sad to see our warm weather go, but I for one am embracing this cooler weather and loving watching the colors of leaves change. Moo has already started noticing the leaves falling from some of the trees in our neighborhood and has been asking when will we get some snow. We even went a on a little nature hunt for pine cones and acorns to make a cute door wreath. While we found lots of acorns, it was hard to find pine cones that weren't too soft or damaged.
Aside from the start of Fall, I'm giving thanks this week for having had a blast celebrating my baby sister's birthday this past weekend! My family came up, including my brother who drove over three hours to get here, and spend the entire weekend with us. Friday night we took her to the Cheesecake Factory for dinner and then on Saturday, my mom babysat while my brother and I took her to Beerfest. I am definitely my happiest when I'm surrounded my family. I'm grateful for the opportunity to reunite with them and that my baby sister is another year older.
While we're talking about family, I had very real conversation with my mom about where I want to take the YUMMommy brand and what I want my career and life to look like over the next few years. She gave me some great advice and ideas. I'm grateful that my mom isn't one of those mothers who tells her kids what they want to hear. She's honest to a fault and in certain terms told me that it was time to stop playing it safe and step my game up!
And I couldn't agree more. I told her my visions for YUMMommy as a whole and what I wanted to do with my life. In turn she gave me invaluable feedback about how to get there. Since then I've jotted down a plan, been doing some research and have put some wheels in motion. It's time to get out of my comfort zone again.
I'm grateful to my brother and the amazing bond that we have. I love that we can confide in each other. Like my mom, he's not afraid to let you know when you're reaching and when you need to stop being complacent. Also, he knows how a great time. We laughed until we cried this past weekend and made more memories to laugh about the kids when they're older.
Lastly, I'm grateful for growth and flexibility. I feel like I've grown so much since I started this blog. I'm looking forward for the changes that are on the horizon.
What are you giving thanks for this week?