There are sometimes that when I listen to that little voice in the back of my head I start to get very lonely. That voice keeps telling me that I’m the only one who’s thought this, the only who’s experienced that, and that I’m the only one who’s experienced what I’ve experienced. Interestingly enough, it’s the same voice that reminds me of fears, reminds me of past failures, and tells me that I’m an impostor…
Today I had several reminders at several different times that I’m not the only one. I was able to see people who’ve had similar challenges who understand where I’m at with certain things. There were moments when I was able to see someone else might be in a place that I’ve been, and when I was there I thought I was the only one. At one point I couldn’t help but smile as someone shared a story of what they were really thinking and realized that their words were the exact same thoughts I’ve had going through my head at times.
While I try my best to tell that voice in my head to zip it, there are times when I am weak and I start to listen to it. Today was filled with reminders that the voice in my head is often wrong… And for that I am thankful!