V is for VICTORY! I was driving to yoga a couple mornings ago and saw a sign along the street – a red V in a white circle. For whatever reason, I thought V is for VICTORY! YAY!!! (Yes, this is how my brain works.) Then, I went to the gym yesterday and a fellow iron-pumper had a shirt on that said “VICTORY”. Then, I was driving to work after pumping iron and happened to turn my head and read one street sign that just so happened to be Victor St. So, this seemed like a “there’s your sign” scenario (literally) and became an absolutely necessary blog post, of course.
It got me thinking about how throughout most of my life, I never recognized my victories, like seriously never. And I had a lot of them. I’ve done a lot of things in hopes that just one of those things would change my life forever and change how I felt about myself. However, without acknowledging any of them, nothing changes. Thankfully, I am no longer that version of myself. I pay gratitude to myself for small things, like taking the time to meditate and for supporting my body and mind throughout a yoga class and for creating beautiful meals for myself every day. These seemingly small tokens of gratitude are actually HUGE victories for me, and I know that they will grow into much more recognition of my life’s victories, both big and small. Even as I write this post, I realize how far I’ve come and how sharing my true self with all of you is a major victory for me. So thank you all for being my inspiration and for helping me (whether you realize it or not) to heal myself. VICTORY!!!
[PS – Man, I love me some Notorious B.I.G.]