Hey there, heeey!
So, let me ask you a question…….you’ve got 3 days under your belt. Three days of questions that you’ve hopefully put some thought into before answering. (Because that’s the point, right?) I wanna know……how do you feel so far???
Someone mentioned that this challenge might be interesting, enlightening and maybe even scary…..and they were spot on! The first time I asked myself all these same questions (and I do this every single January because, well……we grow! And change!) it was ridiculously eye-opening, for sure interesting and yep – it was even scary at times. But feeling all those emotions really let me know that I did NOT really know me! I was just gliding along through life and faking it…..and the worst part?
I didn’t even know I was faking it!
Asking myself these questions was H A R D. When I first began this yearly exercise (and I had no idea it would become a yearly thing for me) I had just recently learned so many truths about my life. If you’ve been around for any length of time, you know that I blocked out most of my childhood and many years into adulthood. It was still so fresh + raw and not an easy thing for me to keep going back to.
In honesty, I wanted to block out all the truths I had learned and somehow just start over.
But the truth is, we grow in the chaos. We grow in the painful stuff, the hard stuff, the sad stuff, the uncomfortable stuff. Now, I’m not saying the good things don’t grow us, but way too often we let the good things slip by without really acknowledging them for anything more than “good things.” Side note: why do we do that!?
It seems that it’s the hard stuff we go through that give us our life lessons.
Your exercise for Day #4 is:
And maybe you’re like me and have several? (I hope not, but let’s face it – life ain’t always puppies + rainbows.) Pour yourself something soothing – coffee, cocoa, WINE……and go there.
I’ll be over here cheering you on.