Self-Care Tip – Tell your true story to feel freedom.
Nobody ever asked me how I feel about what I do. And it wasn’t until I told the truth that I started to feel freedom.
My husband surprised me with a spontaneous date today after work. (I almost wrote after school.) We didn’t know what to do with ourselves. What do Middles like us do with ourselves on a date?
Middles is a name I just thought of for those of us in our middle of life time with; middle-level debt, middle place in careers, middle waistlines growing and all that we find in our middle years. Middles.
Anyhow, we found ourselves at the theater because I guess that’s about as creative as we could manage. There was only one movie showing at 3:30 pm on a Tuesday; The Help.
Score! Wow! Blowing my nose and sharing germs, we had no idea it would be this great. We’ve seen a lot of bang ’em up movies lately for some reason and we were more ready than we knew just to hear someone’s story. The Help, told a good tale anyone could relate to. Of all the ah-ha moments however, watching Aibileen Clark walk away from getting fired was my favorite.
I remembered us of course. What we have and are fighting for: Being our own friend. The freedom to feel. Courage to love ourselves enough to love ourselves in our communities. Accountability for ourselves even when victimized.
So I ask us all again, “How do you feel? Please tell us your story. When, in your narrative, did you start feeling freedom?