Feb 05, 2018
Facebook has been the most consistent 'diary' of my life, and I love when FB Memories pop up! Every single day, for nearly 10 years, I have made note of my day, my thoughts, my sadness, my accomplishments, and what I ate for lunch.
Today is one of those memories that takes me back to a heartbreaking moment, and at the same time fills me with feelings of empowerment and growth.
Three years ago, my kid's came home from being at my parent's for a few days. When they walked into the yard, they were greeted by their very own dog, a pet that they had been asking for for years! Their excitement made me smile, and at the same time, broke my heart. As they were showering our new family member, Bindi, with love and hugs and promises of cuddles in bed, I was preparing myself to shower them with the same.
After the initial meet-and-greet was over, I sat them down and told them that their Dad was in a coma, may not survive, and if he did, he would not be coming home for a very long time.
There are very few moments that we experience where we can recall every single breath we made. I can tell you what we were wearing, where we were sitting, what the weather was like, and I can tell you the exact moment my children's innocence was lost.
Even though I didn't know it at the time, it was also the moment that I stepped into my power.
It wasn't my actions that brought me to where I was that day, but I was in control of every single one of my actions from that moment on. And I could choose to crawl in a hole and die (which I did during the week the kids were with my parents), or I could choose to rise from the ashes #cliche and make some pretty awesome shit happen.
Guess what I chose to do? #justcallmephoenix
When you look back at your Facebook memories a year from now, three years from now, where will you be? What will you have accomplished? Will you have built a new, solid foundation from your pile of ashes? Will you be soaring through your life, free to spread your wings, to explore landscapes and dreams?
Make a point to post a specific Facebook Memory today, so in 365 days, you can see how far you have come.
And I feel like this would be the perfect memory to post:
"Today I commit to growth, empowerment, love, and most importantly, I commit to investing in my happiness."
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