I was out in the world yesterday. Truth be told, I limit my “out in the world” time. I’m an introvert by nature, but also a person who feels the energy of a room pretty intensely. This is why at parties I gravitate to quiet subgroups and pets. I’ve met a lot of great pets at parties, by the way. I’ve learned how to separate what I’m feeling from what the people around me are feeling most of the time. But yesterday! Yesterday was January 3rd… Two days into our resolutions and the first day back to work and school for most of the free world. There were some real $h!t feelings yesterday. Everywhere I went, I felt pissed off, a little sick and just discouraged. I kept asking myself “What the hell is wrong with you?” …”You’re having a good day” I said to myself. But in the grocery, at the salon… Gah! It took a long time for me to realize that it wasn’t just me that was worried about the promises I made to myself. We’re all feeling it.
In this next paragraph, I feel like I need to give you a solution.
I wrote what I would want to hear. It read like a million other blog posts I’ve read in the early days of January over the years.
I deleted it.
I’m going to ask you to help me write it. I want to know what you’re feeling. What are you struggling with? What are your fears? What are your successes?
How do you handle having a really hard day?
Here’s a chance to be a powerful truth teller. And to support someone who puts their heart out there. In this, lies the solution.