Note to Self
Do you write yourself notes? I've been writing them to myself for years, and though sometimes they ebb into something more akin to a letter, I've noticed this year they've been built more of reminders, something to keep me on track when the noise of the world drowns out my own voice.
Just before leaving the house today, I jotted these words to myself, knowing that this Monday was set to be a bit more challenging. I taped them to one of my computer monitors at work and all throughout the day I read them and remembered - this life is my own. I am guided by my own words and thoughts, I am in charge of my own reactions to the world around me, no matter how hard it pushes, and no matter how how I tug.
I shared my note today, as I have once before, and the responses reminded me that I'm not alone, and that for all of us who talk to ourselves, and mutter our way through figuring out our thoughts aloud, there are also those of us muttering our way through our thoughts on paper, and just like that it's even easier to remember my first line, the one I always include, because I am so lucky.