by Megan Orcholski
It has been months since 30 Days of Heather ended.
But I’m still celebrating.
I’ve been going back over the posts, reading and re-reading them.
I find myself thinking of the activities or being more conscious because of the activities.
Celebration is so important.
Celebration can be an amazing motivator (note: speech kids work EXTRA hard when their reward is a celebration of some sort!)
Celebration is often necessary for transitions
Celebration allows us to celebrate how we are improving and what we’ve done well.
So I’m still celebrating.
(To be honest, I’m pretty much always trying to celebrate something!)
Below are some things and themes I picked up from 30 Days of Heather that I’m still celebrating
Celebrating the now
Free time is an amazing blessing. But I also find that it challenges me. When I’m busy during the school year, I feel worthy. I know what I’m doing and I know how I’m doing good things. I have loved getting a lot of extra things done this summer, but I often feel like I should be doing more.
This is an old story. Our culture works to make us believe we should always be doing something. And if our emails aren’t clean, we aren’t doing it good enough. But if everything is a chore that isn’t done yet, the quality in my life isn’t getting noticed. I may have a lot more I want to do this summer, but I’ve already done a lot. I have enjoyed just relaxing with friends, watching movies I’ve never seen (apparently The Lord of the Rings trilogy is actually a big deal!) and cooking. I’m slowly trying to break down my own standards while trying to stay motivated to do the things I really want done.
Whatever reason you have, take time to celebrate.
Celebrate what is important in your life right now.