A well established self-saboteur who can see something good coming her way, but is trying to intercept the self-sabotage reflex = me needing some hoodie hibernation time.
Not everyone will understand this photo and statement, but for those who do, I want you to know if you’re trying to change that habit, you’re not alone.
This might look like a ridiculous photo to many people. And that’s okay. For those it looks ridiculous to, congrats on not needing to bury yourself in a hoodie. You can scroll right past this post.
But to those who relate to this. To the hoodie hibernators , I say this…
You are working on creating a new normal, and creating a new normal is painful, courageous and insightful. It also comes with a side dish of blow-you-the-fuck-wide-open, which just never ceases to catch me by surprise. You must face feeling an intense level of vulnerability that is rarely felt. You feel translucent.
You have to face your internal dialogue, which for me is feeling foolish, idiotic, undeserving, worthless, pathetic and more. But I have to feel all that, and continue on my path anyway. Otherwise the new normal never eventuates.
And sometimes, hoodie hibernation is all that can ease some of that discomfort for me.
So, to myself, and everyone else who is creating a new normal … I highly recommend a little hoodie hibernation time when things feel like they’re getting too much.
Just close that hoodie down and sit there for a while. Then when things have settled a bit, release those hoodie strings, set a small goal, and head towards it.
Here’s to creating a new normal! Everyone can do it, but it takes a truckload of grit.
Make the choice to be your own hero today/tonight. And take one step towards your new normal.
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