It has been a steady month, and I really can’t complain. Physically, I feel pretty good. Mentally and emotionally, I can say I’m in a good place.
But being on a winning streak is no excuse to momentarily disregard the tools and exercises that have helped me get through my darker days. As I reflect on the past few weeks before I give my therapist an update, I remind myself of the things I am grateful for these days:
1. A more confident and content self
Carefully, I am creating a more positive body image. I am also learning to let go of self-worth that is anchored on never-ending work and constant busyness. So far, so good.
2. An opportunity to serve
3. Fun, fabulous, and fierce female friends
I’m definitely blessed to have beautiful – inside and out – girl friends (above are just two of them). They make life a whole lot more fun and much easier to navigate.
4. A caring and supportive partner
I’m seeing this one soon, and I’m beyond excited! He’s really been my number one supporter since day one, and I really can’t ask for more.
5. More time with Mom
I’m just really happy to grow and experience a better relationship with my mother. I don’t get to see her often, but when I do, it feels like we’re making up for lost time. This I’m grateful for the most.