Day 1: Beginning a Journey Towards Self-Compassion

21 days to happiness: My story and 3 things I am thankful for.   

Today I am grateful for my health and to celebrate that, I went for a one hour walk. During my walk, I was listening to a personal growth seminar about taking a first step towards a new way of living.

I am ready to make some changes in my life which is going to take courage because it means facing fears openly, with a goal to change “old lies” or negative self talk. The only person’s truth I can live is my own, so I will share my stories with anticipation of finding a new place to stand and have a different view of life. Transparency about vulnerabilities does not come natural to me, but by sharing my walk towards self-compassion I will learn, grow, and hopefully teach. :) Research shows it takes 21 days to form a new habit, so here is my first step towards happiness in 21 days.

“Then is now.” How are we repeating old patterns that began at another time in our lives?

I grew up in a loving family and am the oldest of 3. My parents were divorced when I was young and as the oldest, often, I was the one left in charge when adults were not present. At the age of ten or eleven years old, that meant I got to “tell my siblings what to do.”  I tried and got frustrated because often, they didn’t listen. They were just busy being kids, doing what kids do.

There were good things that came from the experience. It helped me be responsible, strong, independent and someone who sets high expectations of myself, (a blessing and a curse). The hard part was I felt out of control because I did not have the tools to know how to give myself (and them) options. The old lie or message I took from that much of my life was fear of not doing or being good enough.

But now, years later I don’t have to carry that message around any longer because it is not true! :D

I AM worthy, I CAN do the work by telling that old lie it does NOT have control in my life any longer. Today, I embrace this truth. I deserve happiness, I matter and I am enough.

3 things I am grateful for:

  1. That I have family and friends who love me
  2. That I am ready to take this journey and I don’t have to do it alone
  3. That I am learning to treat myself the same way I would treat those who I love

About KakieF
Thanks for stopping by. In case you were wondering, my name, “Kakie“, is pronounced like the color khaki. Writing is a creative outlet for me and I founded this blog as a tool to do something worthwhile. I want to take my passion for learning and use it to create connections by sharing knowledge. Everyone has a story to tell and when we give, we get. I care about the work I do and enjoy using my curiosity, creativity and resourcefulness to solve problems and turn them into opportunities. Using our common experiences to collaborate can result in the power to grow, teach, learn, connect and be better for the experience. As I work with dynamic people and organizations trying to figure out how to adapt to, and approach this new world, it thrills me each time we teach one another. So let’s get started and begin conversations about possibilities that help us be even better! My professional journey has woven in and out of Fortune 500 corporate environments and startup ventures, through roles that bestowed titles such as; VP, Award Winning Entrepreneur, Author, Blogger, Strategic Management Consultant, Marketing Director and more. As an Executive MBA Graduate, I have been fortunate acquire skills that position me as a great learner, leader and team builder who knows how to create a vision and provide inclusive direction that brings everyone along. My resourcefulness and analytical thinking skills help me make assessments that result in thorough research and analysis to make good business decisions, while maintaining flexibility to change direction when necessary. International business study and travel have taught me the importance of remaining relevant as a global citizen. As a Project Management Institute (PMI) Certified Project Manager (CPM), I am an implementer who knows how to take initiative, stay focused on the end goal and get results on time and under budget. Imagine a world where we all become the great leaders we aspire to be. It can be done! New doors are opening every day and I am optimistic about our future. It is my belief that successful people want to help each other and my desire is to have discussion about things that are meaningful to you. Please don’t keep me a secret. I would love to connect with you and others you think I should meet. Thank you for joining the conversation!

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