When your normal is shaken, and your program and plans are interrupted, it’s all you can do to put one foot in front of the other. What we don’t always remember is that that is enough. It is enough to keep moving after devastating losses and shifts. Sometimes it’s even enough to stay in one spot.
Inhale. Exhale. Remembering that this thing may have hit you and crushed you even; but it didn’t end you. And so, there is always an opportunity to look up, and rebuild. Courage is not the absence of fear. And fearlessness takes practice, real time.
Showing up and being your true self, even when it’s not as picturesque as you want, is being authentic. Now I don’t know what this year has been for you. If you want to share, we’d love to hear from you. But this is me, saying: I am still here.
There is never a time you cannot say that to yourself, or a situation you’re in. Look around. Acknowledge wherever you are or are not. Take stock. Measure progress, or lapses. Celebrate, or grieve. Embrace your whole self. And then look up. Refuse to stagnate. Bite any bullets. I for one am doing just that.
Since we began on this journey together, you and I, we have called ourselves to arms, addressed the enemy within, taken an introspective look at our scars, so we can resume our battle stations; and assessed our arsenal! Then we respected ourselves, saw there is none like us.
Which allowed us to fearlessly discuss who we’re not! It’s the official month of love all over the world. I don’t know how your year has been so far, but it’s a good enough time to interrupt any programs that have stopped you from being your best self. It’s never too late.