One year ago, I sucked it up and bought this domain and site as a birthday gift to myself to pick up writing again. So here we are, my site is a year old and I’m a year older. I’ve learned a few things, gained more confidence in myself, got to work with some cool folks and hopefully inspired one or two people along the way.
Because my birthday is so close to Christmas and the new year, and for some reason always subject to questionable weather, I almost never celebrate it. I’ve always worked, or been too depressed, or didn’t feel like it. However, this year I saw something in me worth celebrating. I haven’t done anything extraordinary. I haven’t won any awards or cured any diseases. I just exist, and that in itself feels so sacred to me. I’ve overcome a lot and even if I hadn’t, I know that I am worth celebrating.
I’m reading The Conscious Parent by Dr Shefali Tsabari , and in her book Tsabari talks about how important it is to let your child know that they are worthy of love straight out of the box (no pun intended). That they have your love without them having to perform or do anything, just for existing. It allows them to build a self confidence and empowerment that sets them up for life. Knowing that they are worthy. I think that’s incredibly powerful. To love yourself for just being. Not because you’re a good writer, or that you’re attractive, or that you’re an artist, person, thing, but just loving who you are stripped of all of that. Woah, this is getting abstract. In the movie Moana, (which we’ve been watching almost everyday around these parts) Maui learns that even without his magical fish hook he is still worthy of love and manages to find courage and bravery in that acceptance.
So yeah, this is me choosing to celebrate and love myself all month long, all year long, and the rest of my days. Also I feel like Capricorn’s are the most underrated and also the best sign in the zodiac and I want to be obnoxious about it.
Thanks for being along for the ride,