I wanted to do a fun blog about making yourself a priority.
My greatest fear has always been that I would be afraid — afraid physically or mentally or morally and allow myself to be influenced by fear instead of by my honest convictions
Eleanor Roosevelt is one of the most vital women in American History and one of my favorites because she did not mince words.
As I have mentioned before, I am a certified medical assistant specializing in Orthopedics by day. One of the things I have learned recently was not to give in to my fear and stay in a job that did not allow me to grow. Feeling needed is very powerful, even if you are not appreciated.
Kelsea Ballerini’s song "Miss Me More” keeps playing in my head, reminding me of the person I was before. Mental health is essential to a person's well-being, so I chose myself because I Miss Me More. The person who was excited about being present for my family, going to work, and writing. So I made the tough decision to put myself first and leave one practice to go to another. I have slept through the night for the first time in over four years.
My well of joy is rising in leaps and bounds. My family has noticed this (Mr. Bauer can now sleep through the night too). But honestly, I have not stopped smiling.
As a writer, the voices in my head are rejoicing, and the stories are flowing. A great piece of advice I got from another author, the great Cathie Linz, was you cannot edit a blank page. Putting words on a page is difficult when your mind is filled with other stress and unhappiness.
Don’t give in to your fear. Take the leap and be influenced by your honest convictions.