Yesterday was not a good day. But you know what? Today will be.
I’m not sure what happened exactly yesterday. I’m thinking it was a mix of painfully missing my family, a major lack of real sleep and a few personal mishaps I’ve had lately. I just realized that the past month looked like this: Thanksgiving, impromptu trip to Portland, 2-day work retreat in Sonoma, office holiday party, friend’s birthday bash, two insanely crazy weeks at work, trip to Tahoe and way more social activity than I’m used to Monday-Friday. I have to be honest with you, I had a mini breakdown yesterday.
Talking to my mom in the middle of the day (yes, tears involved) was an absolute crown polish. She reminded me that yes, it’s important to be positive. Absolutely! But it’s so so so important to remember that being honest and realistic is not the same as being negative. Life doesn’t (and won’t) always be butterflies and rainbows and days where you want to jump up and down all the time. It’s more than okay to just feel “okay.”
Today’s Words for Wednesday is all about feeling okay. More importantly, it’s about being okay with feeling…just okay. As queens, it’s vital to learn how to accept and acknowledge how you feel and then be able communicate that effectively to yourself and people that love you. I’m someone who views life through a “glass half-full” lens, but I’m learning that I need to recognize that some things, situations, moods and feelings are hard and difficult and sometimes sad. That doesn’t make me a negative person, that doesn’t make me a complainer or a quitter – that makes me human.
Mom’s main piece of advice stuck with me: Acknowledging something is hard, challenging or stressful is reality and part of being human. And very different than complaining.
That’s where I’m at today – and I can already feel today being better than yesterday. As always, thanks for reading/listening/everything!