Day 4…

It was definitely a Monday. Waking up at the crack if dawn feels so unnatural and I’m still recouping from daylight savings…(I can’t be the only one). 

This week is Teacher’s Appreciation Week and both breakfast and lunch were provided along with little gifts throughout the day. I don’t care who you are. That is something to get excited about. So, I’m grateful for the appreciation today. 

Today, we also found out that my son was accepted to the University of Alabama. We are officially taking donations…😂😂😂

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Day 3…

Today was much better than yesterday. A lot of my relief came from merely letting go. As much as you want to help and protect people, maturity will teach you that sometimes… sometimes, people have to deal with their issues on their own. So…

Today, I am grateful for cotton and sushi. Both of which make me happy.

Day 2…

Today. Was. Rough.

I’ve spent the last 17 years raising a beautiful son, mostly on my own. Now, I’m the mother of an almost-grown-man. So, as I said: Today was rough. 

I’m grateful for starting a new book. No, I’m not finished the book that I’ve been listening to for the last week (The Gift of Imperfection by Dr. Brené Brown). However, the moment seemed fitting and the title? Perfect. 

What are you grateful for today?

Until tomorrow…

Day 1… again

So, this will be attempt 3 at blogging what I’m grateful for on a daily basis. The first two times, I’d start off strong and then, fizzle out (which, by the way, is very indicative of my personality). I have been so moved to try this again. 

Yesterday, as I was listening to a book, “The Gifts of Imperfection” by Dr. Brené Brown, I realized that I live much of my life from a mindset of scarcity. Now, the ins and outs of what this is are laid out in the book but, it basically means that I’m ungrateful. Or, to be honest, I feel that’s it is more about me not acknowledging what I am grateful for. And, that leads me back here. To this blog that I started years ago… where I would post every day about what I was grateful for. 

This morning, I am grateful for a day off of work. I’m still researching classroom strategies but, at least I can do it from the comfort of my bed. I’m also grateful for this coffee, which will probably wake me all the way up but, it’s OK. I’m not getting out of this bed until lunch. 😁

Until tomorrow…

I’m not your Superwoman.

I’m so inspired.

Last night, I attended a vision board party called Position to Win. (To get more information on this, email my friend here.) We, as women, got together, shared our struggles, our goals, and parts of our lives with each other.

One of the things mentioned was the idea of trying to do everything all by ourselves. A mindset that I’ve struggled with in the past but, to which I BOLDLY testified I no longer did. No longer do I don my Superwoman cape and bear all of the burdens that enter my space every day. No longer do I obligate myself when I’d rather go home, have a seat, and catch up on my T.V. shows. No longer do I feel guilty when I make myself a priority. But wait…

This morning, I woke up to a twinge of conviction. This feeling was all too familiar and I know now that my statement about not being Superwoman, was not COMPLETELY true.

Of course I don’t have a cool, sexy suit to put on when I’m saving the day. Nor can I just fly up into the outer edges of the atmosphere to conquer the day. (Wait…does Superwoman fly?) And yes, I was truthful about what I mentioned before but…

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I’m still trying to be Superwoman. I still try to do everything, meet every deadline, accomplish every goal. I didn’t recognize that this was the case because I’d learned to say “no” to people. I’d learned that I’m important, that I’m a priority.

What I didn’t see was that my businesses…that baby that I birthed four years ago and the one I was currently laboring to birth? Yes, them…Those two are super demanding and if I’m not careful, I will meet that super demand with a super effort. One that I don’t always have.

See, here’s the deal. We assume this role of “savior” because we either have trust (fear) issues or pride issues. In business, it’s that you don’t trust that someone else knows more than you or has a skill set that is better than yours OR, God forbid you just need help. I don’t know if I’m scared to delegate or if I just want to boast about the fact that I’m doing it alone but, either way, I’m taking this cape off. (Although this suit IS pretty sexy!)

Do you suffer from Superwoman or Superman complex? Do you find yourself trying to save everyone (or, in my case, everything?) Join me in making this a goal for this year: I will do what I can do and that will be enough.

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Yes! Let’s get it!