I am recommitting to posting on here each day instead of in my personal journal per a conversation I had with my buddy.
I noticed today while spending time with a friend that my nerd disconnects me with discomfort, and that includes people who make me feel unconfortable. There was a period in our conversation in which I disengaged and had thoughts about removing this person from my life ( “unfriending” but fo’ realz). Then something awesome happened. I recognized that all of the negative stuff she had been spewing was about not feeling loved, feeling victimized, and not taking personal responsibility for her emotions. Instead of making her wrong, I made her laugh while reminding her that her very existence was a miracle, that she was strong, that she was responsible for her emotions, and that being awesome (she hides) is her obligation to the world. And I got to hear all of it too. And then I felt great. And connected to my friend. Who heard me because I made her feel good instead of judged.
Other things I am working on this week: feeling empowered at work, saying what I mean, identifying what I want, not taking things personally (4 agreements, Anyone?) And taking care of myself proactively.
Sunday night intention setting for the week: blog each day, create connection, humility, confidence (yes, they should co-exist!).