It’s day 10 of my birthday month! Even though I haven’t blogged everyday, I’ve still been celebrating.
This week had a theme for me: confidence!
I’ve taken the time to remember all of my accomplishments. See, I love mementos. I savor ticket stubs, thank you notes and other things to remind me of some of my favorite experiences in a keepsake box. The other day I opened this box and pulled everything out.
I’ll be honest, the emotions ran rampant as I spread everything out in my front room. I relived lessons from South Africa with Ubuntu (I am because we are) paintings. I re-felt the feelings of triumph as I stared at my medals from half marathons and 5ks. I remembered the confidence I had as I traveled alone through Washington DC and joined a group of then “strangers” exploring Italy. And, I cherished all the love and support I have in my life as I looked at a family photo collage I created a few years back.
I stood over my keepsakes in my living room looking down. This is me! All of this, this is who I am and the person I have become. I love it!
This confidence has carried on. I’ve dared to be bold and sure of myself through a few vulnerable conversations.
Today, I’m grasping on to this confidence with two full fists as I prepare to cross off a huge life goal: SURFING! It’s exciting and a bit frightening, but I’m jumping in ready to conquer with style.
I’ll let you know how it goes.