Being my own Valentine
I’ve been a huge fan of Elephant Journal and some of their contributors for some time… and tonight, I’m a little bit filled with glee that my first EJ post just went live. Here’s a sneak peak, and the full post is over on Elephant Journal.
My heart is crooked. It isn’t pink, or red, or trimmed with lace like the boxes of cheap candy you see everywhere this time of year. Mine is all different colors, and lays a little bit off to the side like a dog’s cocked head when they look at you as if to ask a question. It was shaped by human hands, with love, and care, and imperfection. I bought it for myself as a Valentine’s Day present.
This isn’t a mopey “I hate Valentine’s Day” story. It isn’t a “Ten Steps to a Happy Valentine’s Day for Singles” story either. It’s just a little peek into the ways I’ve chosen to love myself in the last few days.
Read the rest on ElephantJournal.com! (and, a huge thank you to Marja for making the heart shaped pendant that inspired the post and is pictured).
Documenting my successes and missteps in attempting to right-size my life and work