Sure! Why not?
Is exactly what it will say on my tombstone; the three words that get me into the most trouble.
I would like to think I am made of a great amount of courage, persistence, unbending faith in myself, and fairy dust. But in all likelihood I am made of nothing more than fear, lack of knowledge, curiosity, and carbon. All too often I forget my accomplishments and shine the spotlight on my shortcomings. Instead of praising my body for getting to the top of summits and to places I’ve never been before, I tear it down for not being photoshopped perfection. Instead of celebrating my intelligence, I find myself in a downward spiral of comparison and self doubt. I would love to say, “NO MORE!!! I will praise myself as much as praise others!!! I will celebrate my mind and body!!! And I will not waiver in facing ALL my fears head on, one at time!!!” But I know this is a lofty ambition and a sure fire way to failure.
So instead, in this battle to remember that I am, in fact, not a sum of my job, or my accomplishments, or my failures, but rather my experiences; I am making a place to remember that I, Erica Lowe, did live.