quality

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Earlier this week I walked into my kitchen looking for chocolate and was unable to find it. So, after some soul searching, I realized that brownies were in order and I went ahead and made some. You can purchase the recipe for $3 here or just up and buy the whole cookbook. You won’t regret it. Promise. :) And now… about quality… 

This new year has brought me a new resolve for “quality”. With this blog I often want to throw something up here just to have met my near-daily posting goal. And although in the past I don’t think that that was all bad (Woody Allen says that 80% of success is showing up and that’s something that makes a lot of sense to me)…I’m in a different place now. I don’t need the same things I needed from this blog when I started it. And I don’t need the same things from it that I needed three years ago. But, I still need it. :)

I feel a pull towards “quality”, even if it sacrifices quantity. I feel like I’ve flirted with this idea before, but was unable to break out of the daily-posting habit. But, with a new year, comes new intentions. I think focusing on quality will encourage me to be more mindful, thoughtful, and just plain slow down.

And this desire for quality has affected other areas of my life too. I’m exercising again, I’m journaling again, my cooking feels less thrown-together and more intentional. I’ve even started taking more initiative with the archival projects I’m working on with Dave. I’m reading about small business development and outlining the next steps I want to take with my photography business.

My life has changed so much in the last year. Last January if you had asked me if I ever thought of starting a photography business, I would have shrugged you off. If you asked if we had considered moving, I would have said “No! everyone has roaches! What’s the big deal?” If you had asked me if both my kids would be in the same school, I would have said “I’m not sure Isaac will get in that program, he’s not really where Andrew was at this age.” This time last year I was nervous about my future (and Isaac’s future!) and all the looming unknowns. And this year I am still nervous, but the fear is less about “where am I going?” and more about “how do I get there?”

Which is a fear I prefer by a million-billion. :)

So this intention for quality is about determination, vision and mindfulness. And it just feels right right now.  Wise, even.  Like if I can focus and get this right… it will benefit me for years.   :)

After nursing the boys the past several days, the tables have turned and today looks like a day they will be nursing me.  Andrew already set me up on the couch with blankets and pillows.  I’m hoping I have a much more mild version of this virus than they did. I hope it can be something I shake in 24 hours.  But only time will tell.

Good (and healthy!) weekends to you all!


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About robyn

I stopped teaching Kindergarten in 2005 to become the mom of two crazy boys here in Brooklyn. At first I thought being a stay at home mom meant that I needed to pour all my time and energy directly into my sons, but I realized somewhere along the way that being a rockstar mom meant not only taking good care of my boys, but also taking good care of myself. And taking good care of myself means pursuing something creative...just about everyday. I started Made In Brooklyn to motivate myself in my creative goals as well as share my work with others and perhaps inspire them in their own creative journeys.
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One Response to quality

  1. janel says:

    Well, you can rest easy knowing that your boys have wonderful modeling that they learn from…every day love and goodness, and so much quality…quality time. A wonderful post today. Here is to quick healing and a day of recuperating.