The past week and a half has been one of the most challenging I've had in quite some time. I've been triggered. I've triggered others. I've laughed. I've cried. I've spoken boldly and stood in my truth, even if I've not been the most graceful as I was doing it. Despite how challenging it's been, this week has also been one of the most rewarding and growth-filled times I've had in recent memory.
Two gorgeous women I love have recently written beautiful posts about celebration (links at the end of this post), and tonight, I'm feeling really called to take a few minutes to intentionally celebrate where I'm at, even in the midst of feeling really freaking challenged by some of the things coming up in my life.
I'm celebrating how many amazing people I have in my life that facilitate my growth, support me, and inspire me.
I'm celebrating all the triggers and challenging situations that are coming up, as they're allowing me to clear and heal and shift at such a rapid pace.
I'm celebrating all the opportunities for vulnerability with my friends and people I love, as it's facilitating deeper intimacy and connection, which is something I've always longed for.
I'm celebrating all the choices I've made that have brought me to where I am today, because I wouldn't choose to be anywhere else.
I'm celebrating the feeling of rich possibility that is permeating every aspect of my life right now, and I'm leaning into the discomfort of the unknown, and I'm celebrating that too!
I'm celebrating the fact that I may not be everyone's cup of tea, but that's okay. I'm celebrating the knowledge that in speaking my truth, I find my tribe.
I'm celebrating the deep love that I've cultivated for myself over the past year. A year ago, I would have never believed it was possible to love myself as much as I do now. I'm celebrating that I kept going, even when I wasn't sure I'd ever get here. And I'm committing to keeping on keeping on, even though it can sometimes feel very uphill.
If you're reading this, know that I love you very much. I am celebrating you too! If you want to share anything in the comments that you're celebrating, I'd love to celebrate with you <3
ps - If you want to read the two posts I mentioned about celebration, they're here. By the amazing Sally Mercedes and Meredith McElroy. I'm so thankful for their presence in my life. In fact, I'm celebrating it!