I'm doing something new.
I almost don't want to write about it because I'm afraid that somehow if I talk about it that the magic will be gone -- or at least people won't love it like I do and that will make me feel like it's not what I think it is and it will make me not be as excited about it as I am...
But, the above being said, I am going to talk about it because I really love it and I want you to know.
I signed up for Oprah's Life Course with Brene Brown about imperfection. It's an online course and this is week one (of six), but I have already completed my 2 assignments for the week and I've been changed by it. Here's the link -- I bet you can still sign up:
I've already learned something about myself.
I have a hard time letting people help me. I didn't even know it until I read this week's portion of the book. I've always felt as though I was a good friend to have and that my friends can always count on me to help them, but I rarely let people help me.
Coming to my house for dinner? Ask me what you can bring and my response will be "just bring yourself". I drove myself to the emergency room a few weeks ago. Texted my mom and my doctor that I was going, but didn't want to wake them up since I can handle everything.
My Aha Moment was when Brene explained this:
While I was always willing to help someone else with any needs they had, because I wasn't able to accept help that I was probably silently judging those friends that I helped knowing that if they were accepting my help, that they weren't as perfect as I was because (remember, people) I DON'T NEED ANY HELP.
Take the class. More revelations to come (I hope).