This quote came from a Mama I spoke with recently regarding identity crisis.
We all have our own versions of falling, getting back up and fighting. No two women have the same story. When we fall, we think ‘that’s it; I’m not good enough, I’m not strong enough, I’m not ‘…..’ enough”.
We may stay on the floor for a while, hurting, nursing our wounds. We stay there for however long it takes us to recover the strength to think about standing back up. The minute we start to think we can get back up, we start to believe again. We start to believe that we can do this, that we can do what it takes to get though the day, the week or whatever it is that knocked us to our ass.
We don’t often recognize or acknowledge the strength that it takes for us to not only get back up, but to get back up stronger. When we are back on our feet, we have learned so much more about ourselves.
We have learned that when we are confronted by our biggest fears, or by a weight that we think we can’t carry, we adapt. Rather than thinking of falling as a failure, think of it as your body and mind responding to a changing environment.
We need time to process, time to adapt. And that’s what falling gives us. It gives us time to take a deep breath, to adjust to what’s going on around us. And then, when we’re ready, we stand.
We get back up and we try again. This is what we are meant to do. Thank you Yvonne for allowing me to share in your story.