Three special steps, that’s all you need! Three special steps and you will succeed. Step one: Fill an ice cube tray with juice! Step two: add toothpicks! Step three: freeze your juice pops!
My niece’s little song played over and over in my mind as I sat in the waiting room. It’s virtually impossible to get unstuck from your head. Sorry about that. If only it was all as easy as making juice pops, right?
I took a big, brave step this week. A different step than I’ve taken before. I started counseling. It’s not unique, it’s not earth-shattering, but for me, it’s big.
It’s a step towards shaking off this unwelcome weight of anxiety that’s been hanging around lately. A step towards replacing the tapes, to not listening to the lies I believe about myself. A step towards pushing back against all-too familiar feelings of self blame.
I’ve noticed for a while some reactions and trends in my thinking that don’t feel healthy. I’ve noticed some places feel a little more broken and bruised than usual. A little more tender and raw. And honestly, some days I feel stuck there. So it’s time to take a step. A step towards caring for myself a little differently.
A step towards learning a different way to claim grace and growth and truth for my life.