Yays for the Day

Wednesday, May 30

6am wakeup call greeted by my 2 soon-to-be 1 year olds smiling ear-to-ear as I walked in the nursery. “Gooooooood MOOORNIIING!” I said, arms outstretched with a gigantic smile.

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OKWB’s Blogger of the Month!

Oh my gosh. This has been an incredible month! Being such a brand new “Okie,” it was such an honor to be highlighted as Oklahoma Women Bloggers’ Blogger of the Month for April! If you haven’t read posts yet, well then, let’s get you caught up!

Q & A:OKWB Screen Shot April BOM Blogger of the Month – Katherine Mason

Post #1: Renew Your Senses

Post #2: 181 Miles. 12 Girls. 1 Journey.

Post #3: Don’t Miss It

Post #4: Why I Blog

Each blogger of the month over at “Oklahoma Women Bloggers” has a theme to work with which offers a foundation for our posts, and yields inspiration from such themes for our readers. This month’s theme was THE most PERFECT vision for what my heart, soul, and personal blog here at “Newlie” is all about: renew. Hmmmm. I just adore how it calms my spirit just by saying it outloud.

So if you haven’t already, then you better get busy readin, friends.

Happy reading!

The Flippidy Flop

Well hello youuuu! It’s been a while, am I right? I know…I know…I started a blog, was faithful each week, and then completely neglected it for a month. What’s happened to me?!

Spring season in college admissions. That’s what happened.

Every career has its busy season. Ours is … well, every season. I’m serious. Primarily though, Spring in our office is the busiest on a whole new level. This is truly a necessary moment to raise the roof, give a special shout out, sing praises from the mountain tops, and high five anyone working in college admissions. Summer = “wish list” achievement + fall planning season, Fall = travel season, Winter = application reading season, and Spring…..ooohhhhhh Spring….Spring = crazy season. Not only is this the season to begin traveling again for recruitment, but it’s also the time of year when you’re hosting admitted student events on and off campus, answering questions to both happy families whose children have been accepted AND extremely unhappy families whose children have been wait listed or denied, and about a million other tasks. We’re all tired.

I’m someone who is incredibly protective of my “Katherine time.” My time with Sean, my time to eagerly “pin” new ideas and pretty things on Pinterest, my time to wedding plan while embracing a delicious cup of coffee with a peaceful grin, my time to call my family and giggle with my niece about how she has a strawberry on her hand, my time to catch up with my best friends on how THEIR lives are…not just mine, or my time to be innovative with delicious dishes. When work gets busy…I begin to feel like I have less Katherine time…and I don’t like that. So what do I do?

I completely flip my priorities, when the time is right.

I give it the good ol’ flippidy flop. I flip my perspective from inside out, to outside in. The work moments that used to be priority before I arrived home for the day, is flipped so that my life at home is now priority. I take the small amounts of my time that I usually overwhelm my thoughts with of what’s next, where am I supposed to be tomorrow, what did I forget to do, or who did I forget to return an email/call to…and instead I make that into what it’s already designated, by life, to be: only mine. I just have to do “the flippidy flop,” in order to realize that it was my own time all along. Well THAT’S refreshing! I mean really…we all go through this, but this “flippidy flop” is like a splash of fresh water to the face, from God. It’s exactly what I need. I’m me all over again in a snap. I even cooked tonight…wanna know what? Pizza! It required flipping the dough. How fitting 😉 Watch what happens…

When new seasons and new responsibilities happen…there will never be a bad moment to take in all the joys of life. Never. This is a good lesson, among others, for me to remember.

Lots of love to all of you tonight! Thanks for reading.