This is what June taught me:
It’s okay to ask for what you need. It’s okay to say no and set boundaries without feeling guilty.
Every time you try something new, you learn something. Every time you do something differently, you learn something.
I’m learning how to avoid the internalization of discouraging or disappointing situations. The choices of others do not change my identity, my value, or my worth.
God always provides. This is something I have to learn over and over, but I know it’s important and true. We always have just enough. It’s like manna or something, because we never have extra, only what we need for the day.
I’m learning the importance of play. Just doing things for the sheer joy of the activity. I’m learning to fall back in love with cooking and drawing and lettering and music.
“He has made everything beautiful in it’s time.” | ecclesiastes 3:11 |
I actually sleep better when I exercise. (shocker) I’m not even talking about strenuous exercise, just a walk after dinner.
Oh, I discovered that I could draw cats. Like, actually paint them. And they actually looked like the photos of the cats that the owner sent me. And I can’t believe it, because I don’t paint cats.
Oh, and I love being woken up by the morning sun, not startled into consciousness by an alarm clock.
I’m one of those people who will obsessively learn about a topic until I feel like I’m a bit of an expert. I’ve been learning a lot about nutrition from Ted-Ed videos. I just wanted to learn about what vitamins actually do, and now I know about how insulin resistance from consuming large amounts high glycemic foods leads to type II diabetes. (help)
This is what June taught me.