So Many Thanks!
I know I just wrote something but if I am keeping my promise to share in (more or less) realtime, I needed to offer this post. Now, nothing major has changed. I am still struggling with self-doubt and some deeper-rooted self-esteem issues. But, there has been the most minor of shifts and that is gratitude. I'll write more about gratitude later (because we could all use some more) but I will admit that being grateful is not a natural state for me. I am skeptical and often looking for flaws. I can make a list of things I am thankful for but it never feels as natural as judging. But, in diving into this blogging experience, I've opened up some, and for that I am grateful. Thank you to everyone who has read these pieces and shared them and sent encouraging words. Writing and sharing aren't about notoriety or praise but I have always hoped it would be about connecting to others. Being heard and listening to what you are saying. So, for all the support, when I am muddling through this messily, thank you!