As PF Lexington expands, I am personally learning a new skill; a skill that I’m not very used to, and that is asking for support. I was brought up not to ask for or expect help from others, so asking for help is a whole new world t0 me. I left home, Wexford Ireland, early and was in boarding school by the age of 12, 2 hours away from home. We were only allowed home every 2nd weekend and that is what we did. The school was strict in many ways so I learn very quickly to conform and do what was asked of me. I had to fight my own battles or so that is what I thought at the time. Then I went to University four hours away from home so I didn’t come home much then either. After that I decided to travel and that was always on my own too! I never knew I liked my own company so much and then wonder why I was always alone and had no major deep connections with any particular person in my life. It was me creating it as it was all I knew at the time. I was not letting anyone in.
Then along came Positive Focus and I am learning a lot more about myself and how I relate to others for the most part great but definitely an area I could do with a bit of schooling in. It is okay to ask for support and it okay to be vulnerable, it is okay to share a part of you and it okay to be who you uniquely are. Positive Focus has definitely helped me with these areas. Firstly to be aware of what you are putting out and secondly you have a choice of who you want to be. I choose to be a loving, supportive, grateful, kind, compassionate, positive Lorna. I am getting really good at hugging everyone these days too. As Positive Focus Lexington expands, I see myself expanding too as we share our stories and our experiences together while benefiting from a dose of Positivity in the process.
For more on the Lexington Gratitude Chapter: http://www.meetup.com/PFLexington/