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Friday, November 11, 2016

Process

Written: 11/10/16

So I am currently in class typing this post to process.  After trying to understand the past election season and election day, my professor gives us an opportunity to talk. Over the past hour, I've learned that there are a lot of people who have been impacted deeply by this election season and I've watched my classmates' display some very raw, real emotions.  I am now processing this past hour by journaling. What does it mean to truly process? According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, process means to take in. There's a lot to take in and I am so aware of the fact that I can't let current events or situations around me beat me down. I've spent a lot of time in the past few months allowing it to occur. For me, processing mean self-care. I can't say I've felt the most amazing over the last few months. I can't say I've been the nicest to myself. I've put others' thought, feelings, and situations before me.  I want to choose myself - I only have one body, mind, and spirit and I want to treat myself like a queen. I've spent a lot of my time trying to put others first to not seem selfish. Now I am truly aware of the need to treat myself well - not just talking about a self-care plan, but planning and putting it into action.

Yes... this is my first post and no - I wasn't expecting that this would be the first post. However, I am so grateful that I am here to process... to fully take in...to know that I can process in a place that's full of empathetic people.

It's quite fitting that this post is the first. I am using this endeavor as a space to truly grow and reflect on my experiences. No pressure...just process. No stress...just growth.

1 comment:

  1. Tonyette, as I have said to you many times before, "I love your spirit!" This post is just what so many of us need. A reminder of the process ...Love this and love you!! Your parents deserve to be proud♡

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