Journey: Week Four

Stop putting your own needs on the back burner.

"The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too. Yes, help others; but help yourself too. If there was ever a moment to follow your passion and do something that matters to you, that moment is now."

How appropriate is this as I sit here writing at 3:43AM?? Perhaps I should start with, oh I don’t know, SLEEP?

In all seriousness though? I think I do a pretty darn good job of taking care of myself. Whether it’s making my favorite meal for dinner, or giving myself a time-out from whatever is driving me crazy at the moment. This week’s theme is actually pretty darn ironic because last Friday I decided to treated myself to flowers and Starbucks:

But, really, when I step back to take a look at my life, here is what I see: I have two jobs, both of which I love. (And by the way, how lucky is that?! Not one, but TWO jobs that I actually enjoy. But, I digress…) I’m in school, that’s pretty low maintenance. I have a child, and of course, his needs are always first, but that’s cool with me! I have fantastic friend's and family who remind me almost daily that they are there for me. I'm one lucky woman!

The only thing I want to make an effort to pursue further is my passion for American Sign Language. It's time to start volunteering in the Deaf community and getting much more involved. It’s sad to see the language slowly slip away from me, and I’m determined not to let that happen! Plus, volunteering is good for Karma or something, right?

So cheers to week four, enjoying the little things in life, and following passions!


  1. yes, move them up front. there's room for others there NEXT to you not in front