Today was less than stellar. It had some very high highs, and some deep lows. I was tested today, as an employee, a mother, and a person.
As I was driving home, I thought about what the end of a day like today would have looked like for me 3 years ago - the answer is simple - emotional eating!! There might have been a whole bottle of wine too.
Here's the thing, when you strip away the coping mechanism, all you are left with is the feelings. That's some scary shit. I didn't open the wine. I didn't text vent to a friend. I did NOT drown my emotions in food.
I sat with my feelings - all of them. Fear, regret, doubt, shame, pride, love, isolation, joy, relief. I let all of them roll over me, around me, within me. I just felt them. I didn't analyze them. I didn't dwell too long. I recognized what I could and could not control, then I moved on with my day. Many of those feelings are still there, hanging around. It's okay. They will pass.
You CAN get through a bad day without rushing to numbing, self destructive behavior. You can feel all the hard, scary feelings without blurring them, or sugar coating them, or ignoring them. You will survive the bad day, and all the other bad days to follow. You are resilient, brave, and powerful.
Believe in your ability to overcome!
Ahhhhh, the #80s ....Flashdance, perms, Ronald Reagan, ET, Acid wash jeans, Golden Girls, Sony Walkman, and Patrick Swayze....I miss Oregon Trail, My Little Pony lunchboxes, and writing my name on library cards!
NAME YOUR FAVE THINGS FROM THE 80s! They’re, back...btw. #girlsjustwanttohavefun
Round one, fight! 🕹
Hacía años que no pasaba por unos recreativos!!! Me recuerda tanto a mi época moza (excepto por el Guitar Hero que no existía). Usábamos pesetas por aquel entonces, NO OS DIGO MÁS 😂
Cual era/es vuestro juego favorito?? A mi me encantaba el futbolín y el “pang!”, pero ahora con la play station todos los juegos me parecen muy difíciles 🤓
Like si tú también pasaste algunos ratos muertos en los recreativos de tu barrio cuando eras jóven 💃
Thoughtful Thursday ❤️❤️
I hear more and more of kids tearing each other down. ☹️
More than a year ago when I joined Facebook, an elementary school friend contacted me and thanked me for the day I stood up for her when she was getting picked on in the lunch line in 6th grade. She now mentors young women and often tells this story to try and encourage others to speak out vs join in. .
First of all I bawled 😭and still do as I tell the story again. You never know what will impact someone’s life. This truly strengthened my journey with my children to teach them to strive for the same acts of kindness. Everyone deserves love!!!
Here’s to teaching our kids to be the strongest for others 🙏