Friday post inspired by Brene Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection—TGIF: what I’m Trusting, what I’m Grateful for, what Inspires me, and how I’m practicing my Faith.

What I’m trusting

I’m trusting my heart. I’m trusting that, despite so much uncertainty in the world, empathy and compassion will prevail. I’m trusting my support—friends, family, mentors, and helping professionals.

What I’m grateful for

I’m so grateful to have received an excellent performance review this week. I have been worried about my performance since day one more than a year ago, as I simply have not been at my best, no where near what I know I can do. Still, less-than-perfect seems to be pretty good in my manager’s eyes! I am grateful, too, to have a manager I can learn so much from—not just professionally, but also in terms of emotional and spiritual intelligence.

What inspires me

My dog inspires me, the way she lives in the moment, and is working on her resurging separation anxiety and learning to trust again and be secure in herself. She is learning to climb steep stairs all by herself, even though at first she was too afraid to climb them and cried for help. I want to be able to climb steep stairs too, even when I don’t think I’ll be able to make it.

How I’m practicing my faith

I’m working on listening to my intuition. I’m making a life-altering decision, and I’m trusting that I can listen to my reservations without being strictly pragmatic. I’m trusting that there is something bigger than me at work that means my intuition is worth something, that I can even trust it. I’m going to move forward with my difficult decision because it feels right, even though it doesn’t make perfect sense. Perhaps I’ll tell you about this decision later.

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