I am an all-or-nothing kind of girl. If I feel something is worth going for, I will go all in. No holds-barred focus and dedication. I can have a laser focus on one idea, or hobby, or goal, to the exclusion of everything else. It's a darn good thing I have a husband, kids, and career to also pay attention to, or there's a distinct possibility that I would hole myself up and work nonstop on something until my brain and body begged for mercy. This kind of passion has its perks, and certainly has its downfalls. One of the biggest is that sometimes, holding onto something so tight can crush the life out of it. In order to make your goals happen, you have to set them free.
I was freezing. I had warm clothes on, and a cozy blanket over me. It was the middle of July. And I was shivering. I don't know exactly what temperature the thermostat was set at, but I think it was "arctic". My lips were turning blue, but rather than simply addressing the situation, I was having an inner debate with myself. One side of my brain was saying "Get up! Adjust the temperature! This is ridiculously cold. Take care of it so you can get some sleep." But I wasn't getting up. Why? Because the other side of my brain was saying "You don't have permission to do that."
I am so glad you are here! Welcome to my blog. Look around and make yourself comfortable, because this is your space, too. My name is Amy, and I am no stranger to the ups and downs of life. Join me as we search for beauty and authenticity, tell our truth, and hold space for each other in the messiness of life.