I got home from work last night and thought about writing but wasn’t sure if I had the energy. It had been a very, very good day. A very, very long day, but a great day.
I laid down on my bed to browse the internet for a while and stumbled upon this video that one of my favorite people had posted. It looks at how women see themselves compared to how others see them. It’s eye-opening. I shared it on Twitter and Facebook but if you missed it, you can find it here. Please take the time to watch it. It’s so worth the few minutes of your life.
That video was a perfect way to end my day.
For the last week, I’ve been beating myself up a little because I’ve been three steps behind on everything. I haven’t had time to do anything well and I feel like I’ve let some things slip through the cracks. Throughout the day today, a number of important things fell into place so I started to feel a bit better. And then I received note after note about how great I was doing. I had already been reminded today that others see me in a completely different light than I see myself.
The video was just the icing on the cake. The final reminder that we are always judge ourselves more harshly than the rest of the world does. The thing I needed to see in order to slip off to sleep and stop worrying about all the undones.
I’m not perfect… but I’m pretty damn great and others see that even when I’m struggling to see it myself.