Thankful for a Profound Insight, Hitting a Goal Before Setting New Goals, & Family Traditions

Day 2,260


It never ceases to amaze me: we all love ourselves more than other people, but care about their opinion more than our own. If a god appeared to us – or a wise human being, even – and prohibited us from concealing our thoughts or imagining anything without immediately shouting it out, we wouldn’t make it through a single day. That’s how much we value other people’s opinions – instead of our own.

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations 12:4


One of the goals I set for myself this year was to read 100 books. As of today I wrapped up number 101 for the year and still have plenty of time to overachieve. So many great ideas, insights, and imaginings! Later this week I’ve got a day set aside specifically to set my goals fit 2023. Hitting this milestone beforehand certainly adds some much needed swagger as I dream bigger.


With all of our travel and busy schedules it was nice to get all of us together for a very specific annual tradition – cutting our Christmas tree. This is most likely the last time Dominic will be home to cut it down with us so there was extra focus put into that time together. Many jokes, laughs, & smiles as a family – such an awesome moment!


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