Happy High Five Friday, friends!
We have a lot to celebrate today! A special thank you goes out to all of you who emailed me your high fives for this week’s HFF! If you’d like to see yourself in next week’s post please submit your high five to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sara - My greatest accomplishment this week was accepting that my recovery is real and that I want it. This was so hard to realize the reality that recovery truly is, but relieving that I will be awesome in the end
Lindsay - This week, I want to high five my Paleo journey so far. I’m only six days in, but I can already feel a difference, and I just feel better about myself. I am enjoying cooking new, delicious food, I’m working out and doing what I can but I’m not stressing, and I’m just really hoping this will help me heal my Dystonia diagnosis. I never believed that a diet change could help neurological disorders, but I’m keeping the faith and taking one day at a time. Happy Friday!!
Meg - I’d love to give myself a High Five for completing 500 posts!! I’ve had a difficulty with commitment in the past but I am so proud of sticking with this! My blog brings me so much joy and I can’t wait for the next 500 posts!
Miss Polkadot - My High Five this week is for making it through a jam-packed week both at work and afterwards with today probably being the most insane of days. We’ve been working towards a huge event at the PR company I’m interning at for a month now and today’s the day. Crossed fingers are much appreciated
Katie - I’ve been fighting some really extreme exhaustion this week and Tuesday night used every ounce of energy I had to make myself this delicious dinner – a tuna patty topped with tahini, sliced avocado and a tahini coleslaw. It didn’t take that long and I swear brought me more energy than I could have imagined. Plus it was DELICIOUS! If that’s not worthy of a high-five, I don’t know what is!
Yoojin – this past tuesday, i had one of the biggest obstacles to go over in my academic career. it was an hour long presentation/talk i had to give about a major publication in a scientific journal.
i had to prepare slides, give the talk, and answer questions about the technicalities of the scientific study & their findings.
i was anxious all day and so nervous… though some key points in the presentation were dictated quite differently than i wanted to present it, i think i did alright… my voice was so shaky at some points too!
after it was all done, i actually reflected on this whole experience as such a growing one for me.
in preparing for this presentation, i don’t know how many times i questioned my career path and if science was my true desire… i wanted to quit so many times!
getting through this made me realize this was just a CHALLENGE and though it was tough to get through (literally sweat, tears, insomnia, sleep deprivation.. you name it!) i DID IT. i can say i’m very proud of myself for being able to get through it and i’m super thankful for the support all around me!!
Deana - Below is a collage of pics from me speaking at the King’s University College fashion show. This fashion show was on Friday, March 14th, and the proceeds were going to FEMAP, the First Episode Mood and Anxiety Program for London Health Sciences. It’s an outpatient mental health program which I have been receiving help from for 3 years. I shared my story and talked about what FEMAP does for young adults in our community. It was an amazing experience!
Shannon - I wanted to shout out for my high-five Friday because I dead lifted more than ever this morning! Personal best, and definitely maxed out on reps! It felt so great. I guess I never knew how strong my legs really were!
Wow! What a great HFF! Thanks again to all of you who submitted you high fives to me! I love hearing from every single one of you!
This week I will be giving myself a high five for getting through the week! Ever since coming back to London on Sunday after spending time with my parents and Eddie last week, I’ve been having a really hard time being back here in London without them. It’s going to be 3 months until I am home next, but it’s such a good feeling to know that once I am home in July I will be home for good! No more leaving!
What are you giving yourself a high five for this week?