It is an incredibly glorious day outside. We are sitting at +24 today, when only last year on this same date we were at -20. What a difference a year can make, on so many levels. It truly can boggle the mind. But, no one I know is complaining about this change in the direction of the climate, and I'm certainly not! I realize each year as I become more clearly and authentically me...that 'me' is not a winter person, so this is wonderful.
It's been a very busy several months. I, like so many of you, have gotten swept away in challenges and family issues that have not only overtaken my days, but also my sense of self. In the end it's all good, and we all do what we feel we need to for the people in our lives that we love and cherish, but it's so easy to forget to love and cherish our own spirits during those times. I have found once again, I am no exception. It's been a harsh but necessary lesson for me. One I need to remember going forward from here.
What is most difficult is that even though as strong, educated women who all know these things and realize how important it is to take care of ourselves...the truth is we don't. Sadly, we only realize how run down and empty we are when it's almost too late, and is going to take way, way to much energy to get ourselves back to ground zero, so that we can once again begin the climb up to where we need and want to be energetically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally.
So here is a list of a few things that I've been reminded that I know I know...but let myself forget that I know I know:
It takes time and energy to become who we truly are! In life, so many things can get in the way of our figuring that out..but the time comes in each of our lives where we need to be able to do that if we're going to live happy fulfilling lives that are authentic reflections of our best selves. These are just things I've learned along the way. I hope that they might help you in your own journey into being Truly You!