Continuing To Read Through The Calendar Pages

As I continue to read through my calendar pages I think about why I’m having a hard time throwing them away.

Last night i realized it’s not the pages I’m holding onto. 

It’s the words on the page.

The positive words on the page.

All of the words I longed to hear as a kid.

I didn’t hear words of encouragement such as I was capable of achieving my goals or I was good enough.

Instead I heard all of the reasons why I couldn’t achieve my dreams. We weren’t rich or I wasn’t pretty enough. I wasn’t good enough or skinny enough.

As I kid I longed to hear the words on the pages.

That I was good enough and that I could achieve my goals if I put my mind to it.

That I was special and unique that I had something special to share with the world.

At 57 I’m learning to tell myself the words I need to hear.

The words are healing me.

I’m not ready to give the pages up, but at least I know why I’m hanging onto them.

I’m good with that.

Why I Keep The Calendar Pages Part #2

A couple of months ago I shared with you how I couldn’t let go of three years of pages from my You Are A Badass page a day calendars.

As I read through my calendar pages I keep them because I feel inspired.

They make me think. I get ideas. I see opportunities.

I feel powerful and feel I can achieve my dreams.

The pages speak to me.

They make my heart happy.

As I read through the pages I keep what motivates me and let go of the rest.

When I need motivation I can grab the pile and read what speaks to me.

This is why I keep them.