Launch Week Reflections
As the weekend comes to a close, I am taking some time to reflect back on the week and to look at what’s on tap for the week ahead.
The past week was a bit of a whirlwind. Early in the week I was consumed by fine tuning my thoughts around this project, designing this site, and writing my first post. When I hit published, I just stepped back and was able to actually enjoy it. While this may not sound like a big deal for you, it’s huge for me because I am a perfectionist. I felt at peace with how everything was in that moment, and I didn’t feel the compulsive need to go back and rework all the things - and I’ll take that as a sign that I am doing what I need to do.
I have a bad habit of not giving myself enough credit for accomplishments, but I am going to own this one right now in a big way. I am PROUD of myself for starting this project and I am already starting to see an impact on my day to day life. Instead of being totally in my head I am noticing people around me. I was shopping at the downtown Target and noticed a small girl starting to cry, too terrified to get on the escalator - her mom’s hands were full, so I asked if she needed help and she took my hand as we rode down together. This small interaction brought me so much joy. Also, while walking Evie in Loring, I greeted people we passed rather than keeping my head down. One interaction resulted in a good laugh when a lady scolded her dog for growling as we passed - the dog’s name was Marsha and I found that hilarious.
I’ve been hiding from interaction for so long - it felt so good to see others and be seen by others through those moments and through this project. I am so thankful for all of the support and comments I have received already. Turns out there is magic to be found when you believe you are worthy to experience it.
Later this week I will be posting on grief. When I started digging into my feelings after months of ignoring them, I didn’t have a word to explain what I was experiencing. Turns out I am grieving - more to come soon.
Take a moment to share an experience where you felt seen or like you were doing exactly what you were meant to be doing.