one small and beautiful thing at a time

So what is “one small and beautiful thing at a time?”

It’s a movement. A moment. Where, day by day, thing by thing, I’m claiming the life I want to be living.

These aren’t big things, because I don’t do big. Big overwhelms me and fails me and leaves me back at square one wondering if marathon registration fees are refundable and whether my doctor is going to refill my Ativan. Big makes me quit and feel defeated and makes me cry in bed when I know I’m “supposed to be” [fill in the blanks].

No. This is all about the bite-sized pieces of things that are good for us, things that I can definitely do, things I can do with my eyes closed, in bed, while eating chocolate and listening to music. They are one-, two-, and three-minute things. Things that don’t make me want to make up excuses for why I’m not gonna do them. Things that make me feel good about who I am and how I treat myself.

Yes, it’s gonna take some time, but I’m committing. Because I’m so done with feeling shitty and wanting to not feel that way. And because I know three things in my heart:

  1. deserve to be living the life I want to be living, no matter how often that bullshit voice in my head tells me I don’t.
  2. If I can’t take care of myself, I can’t take care of anybody else. And I really love taking care of the people I love.
  3. deserve to be living the life I want to be living, no matter how often that bullshit voice in my head tells me I don’t.

I’m doing this thing. I’m doing it every little day. I’m doing something small and beautiful just for myself, every single day.

And I’d love it if you’d join me.

I can make no promises of where exactly we’re going but I have an idea of how we’ll get there. And what I can promise is that I am all in, every day. And I also promise that I’ve got you and we’ll have each other, every step of the way.

This day, I will. 

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xoxo,

Kim