12 lessons learned and lived in 2018:
1) There’s no such thing as “fearless,” but that doesn’t mean our courage can’t be louder than our fear.
2) Having a vagina is a POWERFUL thing! And to push a child out of it is the damn HARDEST and most MIRACULOUS thing I have ever done in my life. I bow in the deepest awe and reverence to all vaginas everywhere! 🙌🏻💃🏻
3) Google is simultaneously the most amazing and horrifying rabbit hole in the world for a new parent. A word of advice, never click on the “IMAGES” tab when googling home remedies for things like baby rashes.😱🤢
4) We’re not meant to do life alone. I’m not saying you’re screwed if you don’t have an intimate partner, in fact, this isn’t about an intimate partner at all. It’s about CONNECTION, which can come in many forms: friendship, family, children, intimate partners, neighbors, mentors, etc. We THRIVE in connection with others.
5) Having one or two people in your life who know you inside and out, who you can ugly cry with, laugh till you pee your pants with, bare your soul to, and who love you, support you, and ACCEPT you just as you are, is EVERYTHING.
6) Nothing lasts forever. The highs, the lows, success, failure, heartbreak, depression, anxiety...none of it lasts! Big things, scary things, HARD things all may appear in your life and leave you momentarily gasping for air, but nothing is permanent. This too shall pass.
7) You have the right to change your mind, your beliefs, and your views. You have the right to evolve, and grow without beating yourself up for who you have been in the past. Focus on who you’re becoming and love the shit out of yourself for who you are now.
8) Speak your truth even if your voice shakes. The world needs more of your authentic self.
9) If you have suffered deeply in this lifetime, know that post-traumatic stress can lead to post-traumatic growth. You are wired for resiliency and healing is what our body naturally does best.
10) Limit your time on social media. Use it when it serves you, but set boundaries so it doesn’t deplete you. Unplug as often as you need to for your own mental health and wellbeing.
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