Last week, as we inched closer to March, both International Women Month and Endometriosis Awareness Month, Kelechi and I found ourselves sitting in the back of a large room listening to a panel on self love.
I text Kelechi who is sitting directly to my right: “The irony that I’m sitting in on a panel about self love while I’m in pain and should be home.”
She responds: “True.”
Self love has always been something I’ve struggled with. But this past year, after my fourth surgery for endometriosis, it’s become a bit more of a necessity in my life. In our lives actually. If I can’t properly nurture and take care of myself, heal myself, I’m not only unhappy, but somewhat useless to Kelechi and our business. It sounds harsh, but it’s true.
Working full time, while running a small business and simultaneously working on a book about my experience, requires energy and spunk that I don’t always have right now. I’ve also experienced significant chronic pain in the last year and I haven’t always practiced the self care that I should.
So in the month of March I’ve set a new goal for myself to help turn me onto a more self compassionate way of living. Everyday I will complete one act of self love. I’m going to hold myself accountable by posting proof of these actions on Instagram. If I slip up, I will also post about that. I ask you to join me on my challenge. Follow us on Instagram at @dallowaychocolate.
See you in March!