Today had been a good day. No, today had been absolutely wonderful. I’m going to try to tell you what happened.
In the morning, I received an email from someone who just found my old blog. One of my posts helped this person make a huge life decision. It is extremely humbling to know that my homemade themed blog was able to push someone to pursue their dream.
At noon, a new friend whom I’m really fond of sent a photo of what’s posted on her work desk. It was a printout of one of my posts with a picture of her and her partner underneath. She said it had been there for a while and the article helped her in moments of weakness. My eyes watered with happy tears. I remember writing that post during a time when I felt lost so I’m sincerely grateful to know that my struggle helped another being.
In the early evening, I read into my old blog and finally dared to admit to myself that the Grace today, isn’t the same Grace who wrote on that blog. The person that I am this moment isn’t able to motivate herself, let alone other people. I am embarrassed to admit this because I am known for being the the person who had been able to see the positive in anything. My emotions tumbled to an uncharted territory where I feel alone. There’s not much people in my direct surrounding who could even meet me halfway in relating to how I feel. Then somehow I clicked into Marlene’s blog today only to discover her entire series of the ‘Sisterhood of Travelling Jacket‘. I was floored by this project that she has created and funded herself, all driven by her own experience and passion and in the hope of helping others.
I am still struggling to overcome my own issues of transitioning into motherhood. The picture above was taken when my son turned one month young, it was a good day. I remember all the good days because there had only been a handful of those and for this reason it is incredibly soothing to acknowledge that I could relate to every single one of the seven women featured in this project. I can feel where their immeasurable emotional pain is coming from, am deeply moved by their effort to get up and wholeheartedly overjoyed by who they have become now.
Marlene, thank you so much for investing in this project, words can’t really express the immense impact it had on my soul’s recovery. My hope for you is that you will continue to spread out this amazing series and that it will inspire other struggling hearts and souls around the world over, just like it inspired me.