you will not always know the power of your words or actions.
but someone out there will see you, and know how hard you’re trying.
when you show up every day, you will let other people know it can be done.
a friend will check in on you, asking for advice or to cheer you on.
by showing up every day, you stand tall and light the way for others.
don’t give up. rest. start over. especially if you don’t feel like it.
showing up every day? it matters, and more than you know.
I got an email this morning, from someone I used to work with years ago. Before I moved to Australia, that amount of years ago. They wanted to let me know they’d finally read my book. It had been on their bookshelf for a while, but this Easter weekend, they picked it up and read it.
In one sitting.
They were excited to see that I was converting One Last Hundred Chances into a screenplay. They reminded me of how hard I’d worked while going through my messy divorce, they told me they were proud. They were excited for me and how my life had changed.
I slept really badly last night, I didn’t get to the gym. I slept in. I then sat up in bed and journaled. I wrote this.
In case you can’t read my writing:
I am. I am. I am.
Lighthouse for those around me.
Show the way for those who are still working at what they’re doing.
If I can, you can too.
This morning, I also decided I like my handwriting. It’s full of loops and curls, like life. Like me. I like how my letters run into each other in my haste to keep up with my brain.
As I continue to unpack the ADHD diagnosis, I’m not discovering more about myself. I am revealing more of who I always was.