November 19, 2019
Oh, #19...we meet again! I cannot believe we are in November, Thanksgiving is next week, AND it will be one month until I am another year older. Ugh, BOO. I used to like my Birthday and, now, eek. Anyway, I still have time BUT, speaking of Birthday's, it is my sister's 27th and THAT is really crazy to think. How did she get to be THAT age? And married, and now living in Denver, and OMG!
It's funny. There are some months that I struggle with content, and others that come a little easier. I have been racking my brain trying to pin point that life lesson that I have learned, and will continue to learn, over these last few weeks. And then it hit me...
Reason #2: Speaking From the Heart & Being Empowered - A Winning Combination!
What is the worse thing that could happen if you just said how you felt? I struggle with being honest to myself; what I mean is, if I were being TRULY honest to how I really felt, I would probably not do HALF the stuff that I do.
I would not say "yes" to something that I didn't want to go to.
I would not sit and wonder "did I do or say something 'wrong' to not receive a response?"
I would not let time go by, wishing, dreaming, and hoping for something that may have no life to it.
And, well, you get it.
My therapist and I talk about this in great lengths, and I have shared it here a lot too. "Janine, what is the worse thing that could happen if you just said how you felt?" It has got to be more empowering that wavering in this place of "WTF?" Yes, it is scary, and yes, you never know what the outcome may be but at least you know. And who knows what you may gain out of it too! A life lesson? Exactly what you want?
Yes, I know, there are times when you just need to go with the flow. I get it, and recognize, it too. But feeling empowered in your day to day life can be impactful. It increases your recognition of self worth and value. Life is too short to take a backseat, or to not get exactly what you want in life.
Empower yourself to take responsibility; to take action; to stop comparing yourself to others. Work on bettering YOU, focus on your insecurities, and be present in the moment.
And, that my loves, is something I will take to heart too!
Here's to the 19th, and feeling empowered as fuck!
P.S. In case you have missed them, here are the past "12 Reasons Why "19" Has My Heart" posts:
Seasons of Love
2 Health Nuts
'Tis The Season
Cheese & Charcuterie