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Journal: Day 9 of Becoming More Intentional


What an odd morning so far; I woke up slightly later, around 540am. On a Saturday at that, I got up, stepped in a puddle of water in the bathroom from a leak in the wall, got irritated, let the dogs out, drank some caffeine (pre-workout), and then jumped on the computer for a 6 am recording. The guy had yet to show up; I messaged him. He ended up having some family things going on and needed to reschedule. Cool, no problem, that's where I messed up.


I submitted my maintenance request, checked my grades, and got the podcast episodes I've done this week's processing so I could start the posting and editing process. I was about to start planning content for the next couple of weeks, and then it hit me. I was out of whack; I was out of sorts. I felt unorganized, disoriented, and like I needed to do something.

I started writing at about 626am or so today, and I had to stop, do a body check, close the windows of the extra distractions, and open up a tab for journaling. I feel better now that I am in my headspace of writing and journaling and getting my thoughts out.


Yesterday, I was intentional, except I needed to maximize time communicating with a couple of families. I had a provider out; they had shown up, and I felt terrible. I had the text ready! I was so close and then didn't send it. I felt awful and apologetic, and I couldn't meet then because of a conflicting appointment. However, I took this in stride, intentionally; I didn't make big excuses, I only blamed myself, took responsibility, apologized, and just took it.


In my head, the family was going to be pissed off, mad, angry the kid was going to throw a fit. None of that happened; we had a little conversation and talked through what happened, and my apology was well received. This was because I took complete ownership and responsibility, and I went and sat down next to this family, took it very seriously on my end, and was super apologetic, kind, and calm. This could have gone much differently if I had called them over from the waiting room to the desk and didn't speak to them as personally.


Okay, so I guess the morale of the story is to own the mistake, take responsibility and accountability, apologize, and just talk to people as people and how you want to be talked to if that happened to you. It doesn't turn out anywhere near as bad as you make it out to be in your head.


Accountability Journal for Dad

Three things I did well yesterday

I was flexible at work

I owned my mistake

I didn't yell at my kids or get mad.

One thing I need to work on

I need to work on being less sarcastic to my oldest daughter, being kinder, and not being as hard on her. Yesterday, I was pretty hard on her when she felt overstimulated, bored, or hungry.


Oldest Child Accountability Journal

She did great following up on us starting and figuring out her podcast

She did well trying to find things to do to keep herself busy

she didn't fight to go to bed at all

One thing that she could work on from Dad's POV

She is okay with being bored, just wanting a movie, or sitting and not having to be doing something else. I could remind her to bring some coloring to keep her busy.


Youngest Child Accountability Journal

She got her jacket on without asking or having to be asked once

played really well with her little 1yo cousin

listened when she was told she needed to hold a hand when we were talking on streets and sidewalks

One thing she could work on from Dad's POV

working on listening the first time when she is told/asked to do something.


That's a wrap for the Saturday journal; it's 647am.

Day nine captures you on the brink of new horizons, gazing towards a dawn that lights up a floating path ahead. This moment symbolizes your ambitious leap into the unknown, guided by intention and the clarity of your foresight. A step towards the future with purpose. 🌅🛤️🌌✨
Day nine captures you on the brink of new horizons, gazing towards a dawn that lights up a floating path ahead. This moment symbolizes your ambitious leap into the unknown, guided by intention and the clarity of your foresight. A step towards the future with purpose. 🌅🛤️🌌✨


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