When you allow yourself to experience everything life has to offer without judgment, you grow and become more certain that you will be okay and you are enough no matter what happens.
Take a close look at your life and find ways to alleviate any anxiety you may feel from trying to live up to "holiday" expectations. Don’t get caught up in other people’s reasons. Define your happy holiday for yourself.
Rejection is not a bad thing. Little by little, we have to give ourselves experiences that strip us down and tell the world who we are. It’s not about whether they like what we have to offer or not, it’s about how much we like ourselves for finding the courage to offer it.
I knew this would be hard. My ten year relationship with this woman--my friend, my sister, my confidante--has been off course for the last few months. We were meeting today to catch up and get back on track. But it’s not going that way. Let me start from the beginning.
My birthday recently passed. I planned a date with myself to relax with a bottle of wine and lay low. The very thought of it thrilled me. No harm intended, but I didn’t want to be bothered with anyone. That’s a gift I have to give myself whenever I can because I don’t get a lot of time to myself. [Read more…]