When I was a teenager, I couldn’t wait to grow up, do all the things, know all the answers, and finally reach a point where I had figured it all out.
Have you ever noticed how the tiniest of interactions, even those with a total stranger, can impact your entire day?
“By idolizing those whom we honor, we fail to realize that we could go and do likewise.” -Charles Willie
Whether it is navigating through writing as a tool to process my experiences and perspectives, sharing my writing with others looking for connection, or opening myself up to feedback to improve my writing, I have found one of the highlights of writing to be GRACE.
Whether it’s overseas travel, exploring local parks, or simply processing an emotion, reflecting on life, or learning something new, there’s a lot of opportunities for exploration.
As a stay-at-home parent, some of the biggest stresses for me throughout this pandemic have been adjusting to a wide-open schedule, concurrently fulfilling multiple roles, and dealing with a perpetual avalanche of thoughts and emotions.
I can’t enjoy every single minute of the day. I can, however, enjoy moments, even small ones, throughout the day.
Some days I wish I could hit a “do-over” button and start the day again.
Every time I hear this question, I think of something that fills my heart with gratitude and supports the shift in my mindset. So, I would like to pose the question to you, “What is saving your life right now?” To start the conversation, I will share some of the things on my list:
I have a not-so-secret confession to make: decision-making is my kryptonite.