I've been listening to Emily P. Freeman's podcast, "The Next Right Thing," since it started. I get excited for Tuesday mornings, because I know my drive to work is going to be filled with a few moments of simple, yet profound truth. And most days it also fills my drive home, because let's be real, I need to listen to things a few times before I actually understand what you are telling me. I also love Emily because she loves lists. Each season, she records different things that she has learned and then shares them with us. I'm joining in for the first time with my list of what I learned this Spring.
1. I will never not get sunburned at the beach. Look, I try to take care of my pale, delicate skin. I use 50+ SPF and I do reapply. I flip regularly and put back on my layers when I can feel myself getting too hot, I wear a hat, I drink water. Yet, I'm still going to walk away with a sunburn. I'm good as long as it's not like that one time in high school. Please don't ask...
2. Truly discovering your Enneagram number is hard. I'm fairly certain I have a new number (or rather I realized my true number) and realized I have been mistyping myself for months. I truly felt like I was having an identity crisis, but then recognized that I was actually living at an unhealthy level and was at my stress point. Enneagram, y'all. It goes deep.
3. Allow yourself to actually like the things you like. I credit Annie F. Downs for helping me realize this. Have you gotten 100 Days to Brave yet? Along with this, play your favorite song over and over, repeat is there for a reason.
4. Peanut butter and honey is my new syrup. Especially on these vegan pancakes.
5. Forgiveness can never come too quickly...
6. Jane the Virgin is always there with the plot twists. Y'all, I watched the latest season on Netflix in like three days. Also, Rogelio is my favorite.
7. Bravery looks like sending an email and then a reply. And finally speaking things out loud and no longer just to myself. May especially has been a month of growth.
8. Sometimes a break from social media is very necessary. And should probably be a regular thing.
9. Experience gifts are much more fun! Gift giving + memory making = all the good things. I love that we gifted my Mother with a day that we all will remember and that we all enjoyed!
10. Joining something new is scary, but worth it. And sometimes it is just the push you need to realize you actually want to do something. May = growth, I'm telling y'all.
What did you learn this Spring?
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