Recap of Day 27: Yesterday I rested and still got things done (what was meant to get done). I have to remember life's not a rush. My father-n-law used to say to me "you can't make chicken salad from chicken shit". That was him reminding me to stop trying to rush things. My husband reminds me of the same thing daily (and trust me he told me that 5 times yesterday).
I am so thankful for the people in my life who guide me...from my amazing family and friends to my strong community. But when it comes to this health journey, my husband has been my partner and healer along the way. He calls me his muse for inspiration to help others, but he's my muse to trust someone has my back. I have an idea or an ailment and he creates something in response to whatever it is I throw at him. Last night we had another "kids are asleep" talk. And I am not talking nookie people! We truly had a great conversation. It always shocks us that after 21 years we still have so much to learn. As I fell asleep I was thankful for not only him but everyone who blesses my life. If you are reading this...thank you!
Day 28: I am panicking today! I have one day left and I am already mourning the loss of this experience. Silly right?!?! Then I realize why mourn something that I can continue. I can keep my food real, I can stay present, continue having fun and reflecting on my life so I can keep evolving. Why does that have to stop after 29 days?
Fact: Having a partner behind your life goals is proven to benefit not only your goal, but strengthens the relationship as a whole. Here's a great article by Scientific American where science tries to prove the disadvantage of having a partner support your goals and finds the opposite to be true. "We tend to think of dependence in terms of intimate and sexual needs, but these findings suggest that dependence might also arise from a partner’s unique ability to assist with life’s goals. Indeed, long-term partners may develop a shared self-regulatory system, relying on one another for support with mustering the discipline needed to face life’s challenges. In the short term, relying on a partner for help with self-control in one arena means we could be undermining our commitment to that specific aim. But Fitzsimons and Finkel suggest there could a surprising trade-off: because we are investing more in our relationships, we might well end up possessing more discipline for a couple’s shared goals. In the end, the partnership benefits."