Page 9 - September 2021 Issue
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  I don't like the idea of perfection, and I damn sure don't want people to believe that I can do all things either.
I want my reflection to be of honest wins and failures as I journey through everything I do.
My most significant sources of strength are the people. My life is full of people who love me, check on me, support me, and are honest with me. I don't know what I would do without them.
I gain strength from women because they endure despite IT ALL. This sustains me. We are continuously re-inventing, re- sharpening who we are, and I live in the grace to know I can do the same.
Last, the men in my life are excellent. They allow me to be feminine, intelligent, weak, or ask for strength when I don't have any. This is tremendously important because we still live in a world where many think that men and women can not be friends. The relationship must be sexual or romantic. It is a blessing to have men in my life that are champions and allies that season my life.
All of these individuals power me along every day.
What are some of the things you do to wind down and relax after grueling events and preparations for them?
My answer is simple. I sleep. Due to having fibromyalgia, I tire easily. I need to sleep to repair my body and shut down my mind. I also am working on scheduling self-care activities like sauna or massage sessions, golf lessons, or watching a movie.
I also stopped answering my phone and sit in silence in reflection. I am practicing self-care so that it becomes muscle memory.
serutciP yobtaF :rehpargotohP

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