Finding Your ‘Thing’

Make Yourself a Priority

Do you have a thing? You know, a thing. The one you do for yourself. It fills you up from your ankles to your chin and makes you feel alive and strong and maybe even gives your mental health a positive boost. If your answer is no then I ask, no I actually beg, you to find a thing because you deserve it. Not only do you deserve it, but you also need it. You just might not know how much until you find it. Whether you have small kids, no kids, or adult kids doesn’t matter. What matters is that before you were anything to anyone else you were you and your wants and desires aren’t any less important if you’re a mother or a spouse or a CEO. So don’t feel guilty for making yourself a priority. In fact, you should feel just the opposite because I think when you find that thing that fills you up you’ll be a better version of yourself for those closest to you. Of course I’m no professional and I’m certainly not an expert, but I’m in my mid forties and I’ve learned a little bit along the way and most importantly I’ve found my thing. It took a long time to figure it out, but I’m glad I did and you know what? I never feel guilty about making it a priority. I need it like I need to put cream in my coffee and I believe (and hope) it makes me a better version of myself with my husband and kids. You’d have to ask them, though. Wait. No. Maybe don’t ask them because I’m not sure how they’d answer and this whole thing could totally blow up in my face. So we’ll just pretend they’d say I’m amazing and inspiring and that they wish I’d have found my thing a long time ago.

You might be able to guess what my thing is, but tomorrow I’ll tell you all about it along with a story about how it was recently stolen out from under me and how I’m trying to stay positive and not wallow too much. It’s been hard, though, especially since it has such a positive impact on my mental health. Anyway, I hope you’ll come back tomorrow, but mostly I hope you’ll do a little homework and start working toward finding your thing.

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