This started off as a tough week. There wasn't anything big that happened, but I was feeling overwhelmed and lost. Worry seemed to be the boss of my emotions and I couldn't shake it. I did the things I do when I'm feeling out of sorts and none of them were working. Life seemed to continue on a path of uncertainty and I felt like nothing was going to snap me out of it. I felt like I was already failing at my word, RISE.
This is where writing saves me time and time again. Every day I sit down with my notebook. Some days I ignore these anxious thoughts and wrote about other stuff. My writing on other days takes me head first into the dread. It all helps... every single word, syllable, letter that I write...it all helps me on this journey. I celebrate it all!
It's not magic. It's showing up. It's the work. It's the willingness to sit with the messiness of life. In the end, I did RISE. Things came together. I listened and talked to wise women in my life who reminded me of a very important lesson...be kind to myself.
I celebrate the time spent in my notebook.
I celebrate the messiness of life.
I celebrate strong, smart women in my life.
I celebrate kindness and the power it has to change everything.
I found this video and it touched me. Brad Montague starts his video with these words, "I wrote a story for us." His story stuck with me this week. I celebrate his story, my story, your story! "The world's in need of brave birds who say they'll bravely sing with joy!" Sing your song to the world. We need it! Celebrate it!
Thank you to Ruth Ayres for providing this space to share our celebrations. Please join us and share your own!