LIST 18 | List the situations in which you have felt bravest in the past.
I have always felt bravest when I have to advocate or protect my children – or their friends. There are a number of reprehensible people we’ve met through the years and the one thing I will do consistently is show up and clean up. I have no time for bullies and I have no fear of taking them on. I have nothing to lose, ever.
Now, showing up for myself is a bit different. I think it stems from my feeling selfish when I defend myself, or that when I do it results in being inconvenient for others. I’m often told to “play nice” or take the other’s “feelings into account” while mine should be dismissed.
I hope my actions advocating for my kids will show them how to advocate for themselves and their own children when I’m not around to help them.