Noun. the action or process of affirming something; emotional support or encouragement. * The word affirmation comes from the Latin affirmare, originally meaning “to make steady, strengthen.” It is interesting to reflect on which themes create flow for our group of writers and which ones make the head (and the heart) hurt whilst we grapple toContinue reading “#MonthlyWritingChallenge: Affirmation”
It has taken me a month to process and write this piece as I reflected on my expectations of myself and others, along with the expectations others have of me.
I know that I have a skill in bringing people together, in creating a sense of belonging and togetherness for others.
Speaking up and making people aware of your boundaries does far better good than harm.
There are so many angles on how we can unpack ‘pride’ so I have been mulling over how to capture my thinking for this one as I kept going off on tangents.
If Freedom, is having the ability to act or change without constraint, then I look forward to feeling freer and lighter than I have in years. If something is “free” if it can change easily and it is not constrained in its present state, then I look forward to singing as I fly into the new year.
When our Ikigai is in alignment, we are successful. When we are successful we are energetic and enthusiastic. When we have mojo we reap the benefits of staying true to our values and of making good choices.
But now I am not hearing warm greetings. Instead, I am facing a mountain of rejection and hostility. All because I am visibly different.
Reflecting on who and what have we appreciated this year, a year like no other, seemed like an apt way to wrap up the emotional rollercoaster through positively affirming what has kept us going, individually and collectively.
I think it is fair to say that 2020 has been the most frustrating year we have ever experienced. At times, nothing has felt easy.