Truth is defined as “that which is true or in accordance with fact or reality.”. As my MS progresses, my memory is sketchy. My truth relies on the memories of others…. I wonder sometimes if their truth would have been my truth in the same situation. I am sure those around me are tired of hearing “I don’t remember that” or “here is a random memory”. The bits and pieces of my truth are a struggle but I trust God has a plan and his will prevails.
This blog post was one I found but really seemed to apply to how things are going today….I had the pleurae of meeting Traci Bild at the Mom Grows a Business Conference several years ago. She talked about the “7 Truths that Women are Afraid to Share“. Here awesome excerpts, see if any of them apply to you:
1. We’re Guilty, like ALL the time: WOW! I thought I was the only one who felt like this, so nice to know I am not alone. The word “sorry” is something I say a lot and most of the time it is for stuff I can’t even do anything about. I am learning to not say “sorry” except if it is something I have actually done which is definitely hard for me.
2. We WORRY about EVERYTHING: There is never enough time in the day and no matter how hard you try, you will never get everything done. There is simply too much to do. Is your To Do List way too long with things that could probably be done with the help of others? Just for Today, I will turn things over to God and let him handle things.
3. We’re Letting our Health Slip: In the past, I used to do this and yes, I still do sometime. Having a diagnosis of MS, letting things go is not an option. There are others in my life (primarily hubby) who tend to put me before their own health concerns. Do you have a tendency to say “I am fine” even when you are not feeling great?
4. Our Work-Life Balance Looks Like a 2-year-old on a Balance Beam: A nice term, most women simply can’t strike it. So busy living life, you don’t have time to work ON your life and find ways to create balance. I LOVE this. My feeble attempt to work on balance was to take the notifications off of my phone so the only time it “rings” is for an actually call OR a text message. Novel concept huh?
5. Our love lives are on the Back Burner: GUILTY! Enough said.
6. We are in Constant Comparison Mode: From my ability to maintain my goal weight, to the amount of dust bunnies taking up residence behind the couch to my business – I always compare myself to others! Social media plays a factor in this craziness for me which is why I have left groups, unfollowed people and just try to limit my time on Facebook. Being in recovery, I am learning more how NOT to do this. Spend more time living your life than watching others live theirs.
7. We’re Still Not Happy!: The end result is people are not happy. While women have more opportunity than ever before, we are more unhappy than at any other time in history. You have the power to create happiness but it requires tough decisions, laser focus on your priorities and standing by them at all cost.
So, how many of these truths are you? Let’s be honest with each other…Just for today, I am going to focus on me, and spend some quality time with hubby and family.