When COVID-19 started to really make an impact on our daily lives, it felt as if structure and routine completely turned inside-out. Many of us are working from home, we are limiting ourselves to activities and social visits, as well as countless other small and big things.
It feels like the months are either whizzing by or just dragging along. August feels like April and 2020 has been the longest year in history.
Even though it feels as if the days of the week are all blurring together, Friday still feels like an accomplishment. We made it through another week. And in 2020 making it to Friday is something to be proud of. It’s a small milestone but we should celebrate what we have when we can.
I was thinking about this today and how our lives are filled with small but enormous victories. Yes, they seem small from a global perspective, but they are huge steps for us. I look back on my (ugh) journey and I remember the first time I wore heels, the first time I wore a bra, the first time I saw my reflection en femme. Those moments all made me who I am today. They represented my acceptance of who I am. They were moments of me embracing who I am.
And these moments continue even today. I suspect (and I hope) I will have more small but gigantic victories. I recently embraced my shoulders after years of trying to hide them. Yes, this is not the same as finding a cure to cancer, but I think you know what I mean.
What victories have you had lately? What are your seemingly small and significant obstacles have you overcome? Please comment below, I would love to spend my Friday reading them. 🙂