I often think about the strength and courage it takes for women to “show up” every single day. To show up as a wife, mother, employee, CEO, sister, daughter, or for me as a therapist and cancer survivor and ALL the hats we wear can be so dang exhausting. No wonder I pass out at night. I think about the armor we wear during the day to help us get through all the things and then what it’s like to take the weight of the armor off at night. Dang, it feels good, and yet, sometimes it feels like I have nothing left to offer to the man that means the most to me...my husband. Marriage requires work, A LOT of work, and it takes two to invest in it. Saying “I do...” isn’t enough to sustain a marriage; commit to always show up each other by honoring the strengths, weaknesses, dreams, challenges, and commit to grow and learn together. It takes vulnerability...to open up bravely to let the other in. Cancer helped me become more vulnerable to those around me and cancer also added to the weight of my armor. I’m going off on a tangent here 😂...my point is to notice and pay attention to the weight of your armor, what you need when you take it off, and how you’re getting those needs met. 💗
I wear my strength and courage bracelets to remind me of all that I am, all I’ve been through, and all that I’m capable of. #strength #courage #andabracelets .
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