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Surviving Quarantine Summer Days + Mom of Two

Surviving quarantine during these hot summers day can be challenging. I’ve been catching myself getting annoyed that the kids want to go outside again and again—in and out, in and out—only to hear…

Ugh, it’s hot!
Can we have an ice pop?
Um, where’s my helmet?
So, can we have an ice pop yet?
Ma, can you get my scooter out?
And can we have an ice pop now?
Mom, mom, look at me, look at me, mom, look at me
Okay Mom, can we have an ice pop yet
Mom, we rode 10 laps around the circle, ice pop yet


So, I remember to tap into my inner dialogue and chant…

Remember what it’s like to be a kid
Remember you are blessed to have kids
Remember you wanted to work from home
Remember to play
Remember they are your priority
Remember they’ll only last 20 minutes until they want a break 🤣

I too can get caught up in my daily tasks—especially for work.

But this jumprope moment changed it all!

In this short video, my twins and I master Jump roping.  It took teamwork and Cade was just as proud to conquer the timing of the swing as June was to jump.

This made my Wednesday and Hump Day Really Rewarding

The internal dialogue is part of your game of life—your A-Game as I teach my women.

I encourage you to master your internal dialogue and your game will shift for the better! You can survive summer quarantine!

Identity Magazine is all about guiding women to discover their powers of Self-Acceptance, Appreciation, and Personal Achievement.

We ask that every contributor and expert answer the Identity questions in keeping with our theme. Their answers can be random and in the moment or they can be aligned with the current article they have written. 

In that way, and as a team, we hope to encourage and motivate each other, thus inspiring you to Get All A’s.

1. What have you accepted within your life, physically and/or mentally? Additionally, what are you still working on accepting? Now, we’re not talking about resignation, rather stepping into, embraced, and owned.

I’ve accepted these crazy times and summer days. I accept the game to perfect my internal dialogue and remember what it’s like to be a kid and be free to play at any time of the day.

2. Appreciation is everything. What have you learned to appreciate about yourself and/or within your life, physically and mentally? On the other hand OR in contrast, are there elements of who you are that you’re still working on appreciating?

I appreciate LIFE. I appreciate my work and those who choose to read and learn from me.

3. Share with us one of your most rewarding achievements in life? Tell us not only what makes YOU most proud but also share the goals and dreams that you still have.

I’m proud of developing a passion to read. I read for purpose and that feels really rewarding to me.

About the author

Susan Vernicek

Susan Vernicek

Facts about Susan Vernicek:
She's happily married and a mother of 5-year-old twins.

She's tried almost every fad diet back in her quick-fix days, admits at age 38, it’s a struggle to work hard on overall balance and is focused on not giving in to the unhealthy fads we see daily.

She’s all-natural with naturally blonde hair, uneven breasts, a bigger nose, and full of curves that she learns to appreciate more and more each day.

She had a career where part of her job was staring at herself 40 hours a week manipulating her very own face as well as others.

She’s the youngest of 7, ranging from 38-60+, an Aunt, Great Aunt, and even younger than some of her nieces and nephews!

She’s traveled and seen over 8 countries and spent a summer in London finding her passion and embracing life.

She created CJS Identity Properties. AKA, having no business background and at the age of 25.

She's a certified holistic life, mindset, nutrition, and fitness Coach.

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