On April 14th I had the opportunity to attend the Women Empowering Women event in Cedar Falls. I was expecting to find some tidbits of knowledge that would be helpful for me in my career. I believe I found that. But, unexpectedly, I found far more.
I found reassurance that it’s OK to take care of myself on my own terms. I got I permission to make my own decisions on where I spend my time and who I spend it without anyone else’s approval being required. I didn’t realize how much I needed that until it was happening. And I wasn’t the only one- I noticed a few tears around the room and I don’t think any of them were expecting it either.
It was just what I needed coming off a long, stressful week at work and going into what I feared would be a long stressful weekend with family. I joked that my therapist would be pleased with my progress, and I’m sure he will be. But, and this is way more important, I’m more pleased with myself.