Dec. 17—Reverb 10—Lesson learned. What was the best thing you learned about yourself this past year? And how will you apply that lesson going forward? (prompt author: Tara Weaver)
I am good enough now…not when I lose those last 10 (or 15!) tenacious pounds, not when I’ve published in a major national magazine or top literary journal, not when my child finally learns to behave perfectly (keep dreaming!), not when I finish my memoir, not when I snag that photography fellowship, not when I master cooking, not when I get the perfect haircut, not when I can let go completely of negative emotions, not when I finish everything on my to-do list (’cause it just grows and changes anyway), not when I finally learn how to play the guitar.
How will I apply that lesson? It’s a perpetual learning curve–this self-love and acceptance. Some days I get an A; other days an F. By constantly reminding myself, either with visuals on my fridge or writing in my journal, of what my body allows me to do and how I contribute positively to this world I live in, I am filled with a sense of satisfaction and peace with who I am in the here and now.