To truly create change, you also need to recognize the vulnerability and humanity being shared with you during these conversations. Personally, I will only discuss politics or religion or any other controversial topic with those who can respect me. So if you are one of the people that has had a tough conversation with me, congratulations! This means that I love you, I care about you, you are worth my time to get uncomfortable with, you are worthy of my humanity and vulnerability. These conversations are an act of love.
What an emotional day and time this is in my life. Today is my last full day at my current job: a job that I have had for almost 9 years. I am unsure what the future looks like. I am scared. But I have so much hope. I am filled with nervous excitement as I focus on my values and who I am at my core. I am choosing to leave because I know there are other things I want to put my energy and passions toward. I am Technically Denise at my core and I am ready to unleash her from within!
This is my favorite look in the world. I love the way I look after I workout. No, it is not vain. It is because all the sweat and gorgeous glisten 😉 means that I worked hard, chose my health, and gave myself some love and attention.
My oldest son turned 5 years old this week! We played games, ate cake, did everything you do for a birthday, but this year I was more intentional with my gifts. This year I chose to expand his library.