As I lay my head down on the pillow, I ponder relationships, as I often do. My peeps. My random people. All humans who crossed my path today.
I shower gratitude over the people in my everyday life: our neighbours, our friends, our teachers, our coaches, our secretaries, our service industry works.
I feel sadness and wonder what I could do with those ‘lost’ relationships. I wonder about what I could have done differently and I often come to the conclusion of: NOTHING.
As I lay my head down on the pillow, I realize that some people would rather be right than be in relationship. It is truly their way or the highway. They actually like to be “highway patrollers” telling others how to drive on the highway of life. For me, my patrollers, are no longer in relationship with me because I didn’t do what they wanted me to do. I don’t want to drive my vehicle in their style. They are right and I am wrong. And I am totally okay with that!
I may be wrong but I walk in freedom. Complete and utter freedom. As a recovering perfectionist, I am no longer afraid of wrong. I am no longer afraid to fail. I am failing faster than ever before as I learn about fueling my body and moving out of my comfort zones. (Because we all know that this is where the magic happens!) I believe our greatest learning happens when we pick ourselves up after we fall down. I am no longer afraid of others judgements or insight in my wrongs. I am too busy growing myself. I honestly don’t have time or energy to judge what others are doing. Plus, I value relationships over being right.
I love my peeps, where we can talk honestly and opening about where we are at. Our lives aren’t all glossy like a magazine cover, it is like a gorgeous diamond bracelet with the shine and shadows. No one is striving to be right nor wrong but to be in relationship.
In relationship! 💛
(This post is written in celebration of a group of women who met this morning to share the life and death of their beautiful mamas! #griefgirls)