Yesterday was long and stressful but I made it through. The kids got out of school early and we had parent-teacher conferences. I, surprisingly, was not nervous. Maybe I will be feeling the effects later this week. I am going to keep an eye on that from now on. I will gather data. For instance, how long after doing something does the pain hit me? How long does it last? Is it effected by what type of activity it is? If something unexpected happens does the pain increase? If everything goes as planned does the pain subside faster?
So many questions. I like it though. I feel like I am observing my pain instead of being ruled by it. It is empowering.
I am also going to reframe the idea of making a mistake. I have plenty of memories that cause me embarrassment simply because I didn’t do something right the first time. I made a mistake. But now, I will try to see it as receiving information I didn’t have before. Information I needed. Information that I would not have had had I not done what I did.
I don’t make mistakes, I gather data.
Anyway, I have a big day planned. The kids have a “storybook character parade” at their school this morning. My boys will be dressing up as cats from their favorite series “Warriors”. Later they will put on their real costumes (as will I ) and we will all go trick-or-treating!
Stay safe and have a Happy Halloween!
Please stay tuned tomorrow for adorable pictures of kids in costumes.