I want to talk more gently to myself in case teenage Anne is listening in

Keywords: purpose

The Anne of today, right this very minute, is the caretaker for all the versions of me — past and future. I carry each one of them with me, though I’m not always aware of them. The gift I can give myself each and every day is true compassion and deep love for past, present and future Anne.

https://annebrock.com/2021/05/14/i-carry-them-all-with-me

Everybody is wrapped up in their own issues to care about how I’m doing

Keywords: chronic pain , happiness , parenting , writing , anxiety , burnout , depression , fitness , storytime , stress

My son is my sunshine. He really is making me smile, even when he frustrates me. His smile lights up my world. His questions blow my mind. He still gets piggy back rides from me and he loves them. His hugs are healing. He is so cute and adorable and I love his personality. I see in him his dad’s confidence and my insecurities meshed in one. We have been slacking on positive affirmations but I’m sure to let him know that he makes me happy every chance I got. I don’t play with him enough, especially during Ramadan because I’m so tired, but he has become so emotionally mature that he literally tells me “I want to spend time with you” and when he says that, I do, even if I’m tired.

https://stayathomemom495.wordpress.com/2021/05/09/storytime-why-my-writing-is-suffering

My brain is making somersaults as I put letters together

Keywords: {0}

I want to write down all my thoughts about why I haven’t written anything since last year. Was it boredom? Or was it self doubt? A bit of both. But as I’m typing, I feel like this smile coming up, like I know I can go back to the moment I decided I wanted to write a blog. I just need to be more committed to it.

https://tinyanimalinabigworld.home.blog/2021/01/10/i-thought-i-would-be-decent-in-blogging