Gratitude is a shield against existential dread…
Once we’d established that our birthdays were on the same day, it was fixed: we were now best friends for life.
Of everything she’s done in life, this is the achievement she is most proud of.
I lied. Guilt. Overpowering guilt. Not just any lie. A lie to my parents.
So let’s focus on becoming successful, in whatever we are doing, rather than being successful. Success is not a destination but the journey we are on. The growth is in the struggle, the learning is in the endeavour. Let’s also remember that we set our own goals and determine our own success criteria.
It’s taken me years to realise that fitting in is not the goal. Honesty is more important than fitting in.
I am afraid too, but I’d never admit it. So with heart beating in my chest, I traipse off into the darkness of the cabin to sort out the situation.
I discovered the Daily Writing Challenge – a community of people online who knew nothing of my circumstances but were continually kind and encouraging in their comments and responses. This community of kind people who I had never met gave me something positive to think about at a time when I needed it most.
At the start of lockdown I decided to use writing to create a positive daily habit and to also help me process my emotions about what was going on in the world. I started the #DailyWritingChallenge with the pledge to write every day, it was a pledge to myself. I shared this idea on TwitterContinue reading “The #DailyWritingChallenge Day 101: Reflections”
Who am I? What do I do? Why do I do it? What is my purpose? What impact do I have? What will my legacy be? What kind of human being do I want to be? How do I want to be remembered?