Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 8:59AM
I'm nobody - nobody famous, that is - but I am somebody. I breathe. I think. I move. I talk. I love. I am loved. I serve. I give. I take. I have wants, wishes and dream. I have opinions. I am enough.
Most days I remember that and then the criticism comes and the nagging voice comes back. "Why did you say that?" "Won't you ever learn?" "It's not good enough!" "Nobody cares." "You don't fit in here." "Don't even try because you will fail." That voice is trying to stop me from being who I could be, who I want to be, who I'm meant to be. It's the devil sitting on my shoulder. I'm learning to take great pleasure in swatting him off into the dust, far from my ear so I can't hear that negative voice. I smile at the imagery, find something to be grateful about and move forward knowing I AM ENOUGH just because I'm me.
About Jody Thorsen
I share my home with my dog Dillie and my parents. I have worked in the same office for nearly 23 years. I love it when I can be surrounded by my 9 nieces and nephews. I knit, crochet, tat, embroider, cross stitch, scrapbook, sew, quilt and garden, most of which I learned to do from a book. I have plumbed my own sink, built a block wall, and installed my kitchen floor. I can do anything and I love to teach others that they can too.