BecomingJanuary 23, 2019
Learn From Your MistakesMarch 2, 2019
I find that we spend so much time focusing on what we dislike about ourselves and our lack of achievements. I know that I am an expert on being disappointed with myself. I often think I am failing as a mother, wife, and friend. I find it easy to see the ugly in me. Even when someone compliments me, I often doubt what they say. Do you do the same thing? Do you often forget or ignore all of the good that you do in a day or week or year? Do you give yourself permission to be grateful for the tiniest of wins?
Since I am putting this out there, I will go first. When I first started writing this piece, I had three things that I wanted to share. Now I am down to two. So before that number dwindles to one, here I go.
- I went to pick out a headstone for Mom. I felt numb and uncertain. The woman at the store took her time to explain everything to Eric and me. I heard most of what she said. (small victory) For me, a headstone means that my Mom is gone. I would have waited for years to do this, but I also know that Mom would want me to proceed. So I did. I have ordered Mom’s headstone. I know that this experience will hit me soon with a wave of despair, but for now, I call it a success.
- The apparel page for BreakFree23 is now up and running. As of now, there are two t-shirt designs, but soon I will have hats and more items, thanks to the excellent James Hodgson, owner of Nish tees. I am grateful for the support of friends and family who have encouraged me to keep going. They know that BreakFree23 is my passion.
Now it is your turn. I want to hear about what makes you smile. What endeavours are you proud to share with the BreakFree23 community? I promise you that no accomplishment is too big, or too small. Sometimes, just having the ability to get out of bed and shower is a major achievement. When you are ready, I will be here.