Two Teens And Their Mama: Monday Motivation I

Monday, April 6, 2015

Monday Motivation I


I used to love Monday mornings.  After a busy, hectic two days filled with kids' activities, chores and lots to do, Mondays were a peaceful time to catch my breath and plan for the week ahead.

As the boys get older, and I realize that these weekend days as a family of four are getting fewer and more precious, I began to dread Mondays. Everyone was back to work and school, and I was left home alone to contemplate my future empty nest.  I spent most of the day feeling sorry for myself.

Not anymore.  I want to look forward to Mondays again.  I want to be excited about the possibility of a fresh new start.

From now on, I will wake up on Mondays with determination.  I will choose to be positive and happy.  There is so much to do and so many opportunities to embrace.  Life's too short to dislike 1/7 of it!


One year ago today I hit publish on this blog.  I had been thinking and dreaming about blogging for a long time before I finally got brave enough to start.  I can't believe it's already been a year.

I've grown so much, made so many new friends, and learned more than I knew was possible. I feel like I'm finally finding my way again. 

Thank you so much for reading along with me, and for all the support and friendship.  I'm excited to see what the future holds!

Oh, and Happy Monday!

39 comments:

  1. Congrats on one year of blogging! I always look forward to reading your posts and can't wait to see what the next year will bring!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. Thanks Jill, for being one of my most loyal readers!

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  2. happy blog birthday and I wish you many more to come! I really enjoy reading your posts.
    cheers
    Leanne

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    1. Thanks so much! Glad we found each other recently!

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  3. Happy blog birthday! Love reading your posts and always look forward to what you have to say!

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  4. Happy blogversary! So much of how we feel is determined by our own emotions. Choosing to be happy is half the battle.

    bisous
    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

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  5. And I, for one, am so THRILLED YOU DID hit that publish button. Many happy birthdays to come!

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    1. Thank you so much Carol - you inspire me!

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  6. Happy Blog Birthday, Lana! So glad I found you!!

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  7. Happy 1st. May you blog many more.

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  8. Happy Blog Birthday! Here's to Monday's filled with big plans.
    Kimberly
    FiftyJewels.com

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    1. Thank you. I'm looking forward to enjoying Mondays again!

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  9. What a great milestone! And also a great attitude for making the most out of your Mondays. I'm still in the stage where Mondays bring me some space to get things done, but I'll be in your shoes before long. Have a great day. Treat yourself to a cupcake in celebration!

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    1. Thank you. A cupcake sounds wonderful!

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  10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! I am so happy that you decided to start blogging. I feel like I have made a new best friend many, many miles away. I am looking forward to the day we get to finally meet in person! You are already motivational in all you do and accomplish!

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    1. Rena, you have been one of my biggest supporters, and I'm so glad we "met". I feel the same way - you're my new best friend on the East Coast. We will meet someday!

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  11. Happy Monday - and Happy, Happy Blogiversary Lana!! I think it is safe to say that I have enjoyed every single one of your posts over the past year! I totally can relate to this post about Mondays. We will be empty nesters at the same time ...I'm looking forward to navigating that new challenge, and Year-Two of blogging together!

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    1. Susan, you know that we're blogging soul sisters, and I'm so glad we met at the beginning of our journeys!

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  12. Happy Blog Birthday Lana! And what a great post! I totally feel you on the Monday blues but you are motivating me to have a new outlook! Happy Monday!

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  13. Dear Lana,
    Me too, I'm happy you pushed that publish button:) It seems that after all, neither publishing online nor midlife crisis are as scary as we thought!
    Abby

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    1. Nothing is ever as scary as it seems, once we finally just face it!

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  14. Happy Birthday to your Blog. Glad you took the step to start it.

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  15. Happy Blogiversary! So amazing!
    I had a similar thought today about Monday mornings. We can choose happiness and motivation. Most Monday mornings come in like a freight train around here - cold, annoying pets, sick kids, etc. Today was rough but then we got in the car and I realized my husband had completely cleaned the interior and exterior of the minivan and it was so fresh and I decided to focus on that instead.

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    1. Thank you Tamara! I can't believe it's been a year already. Can I say that I kind of miss the freight train Monday mornings? Now they're just quiet. But I'm going to start focusing on the positive.

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  16. Yay! Happy Blog Anniversary! So glad you hit the publish button {and we became friends}!

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    1. Me too Carrie! I'm so glad that we're friends.

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  17. Happy Monday Lana... Congratulations on your Blogiversay... many more years to come xox...

    I am really thrilled you commented on my blog so that I could find yours and become friends through the net... xox

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    1. I'm so glad that we found each other too Launna!

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  18. Happy Blog Birthday to you, Lana. Best wishes for year 2! :)

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  19. OH, Happy Blogiversary to you, sweet Lana! I want you to know I read your blog almost every day. I know I don't always comment, but it's because it's usually in the morning when I am still getting ready and in a rush. However, yours is one of the blogs I always look to on Bloglovin first thing because I love reading what you have to say, you make me laugh, and always have an encouraging word. I am so glad you decided to hit publish!

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    1. Jennie, I laughed when I read your comment. I do the exact same thing with your blog! I love seeing your outfits each day, and you give me so much inspiration!

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