To help me be more consistent and curb writers block, I’m doing the “30 Day Killer Journaling Challenge for Self Love and Self Discovery” created by Isabelle Dias. If you’d like to take the challenge yourself, click the link for a full list of prompts.
List the most influential relationships in your life right now. How do they make you feel about yourself? What is healthy about those relationships? What is not healthy about them? “
The most influential relationships in my life right now are my husband, my WGB group, and my online DND group.
My husband is a great partner and I’m fortunate that we are both invested in maintaining open communication and healthy boundaries. We talk about pretty much everything, enjoy traveling together, and hanging out, but we also feel comfortable doing our own thing. I can go on vacation to Oregon for a week with my friends, and while we miss each other by the end, he has no qualms with my going and enjoys a little healthy time apart. I feel like our relationship is very healthy as we are open with each other. When we argue or fight, it is short lived because we circle back around with clearer heads and discuss our feelings and needs.
My WGB group is comprised of four other women I graduated high school with over twenty years ago. We have been through just about everything you can imagine together and I can’t imagine life without them. We get together at least twice a year and have a running messenger chat where we keep in touch almost daily. I feel like I can share pretty much anything with them and feel infinitely supported. These women aren’t really just friends anymore, they’re family and I’ll always be grateful for their love.
My online DND group is comprised of people from California, Canada, and a few people who live just across town. They remind me all the time of a meme I once saw about how it’s mind boggling to realize that you have not yet met all the people you will love in your lifetime. We’ve been meeting for about two years now and my life is richer for knowing all of them, even the ones I’ve never met in person (which will someday be remedied by my love of travel). They offer me perspective and teach me about setting healthy boundaries, respecting one another, and sharing feelings - an unspoken need is a need that can’t be met.
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Creating my own sunshine 🌞