Yesterday, I wrote a blog post that was difficult for me to write, but also very real and honest to where I am right now. I wrote about how I still don’t fully accept my son and his diagnosis.
There- I said it again.
It’s still hard to say but not as hard as yesterday.
Want to know why it’s not as hard as yesterday? It’s because today- I see the road ahead.
You can’t change what you don’t acknowledge, and for me- I just acknowledged a doozy. A big whopper of a doozy. And-by acknowledging it, I’ve opened up the door to change.
You see, up until yesterday, I’m not sure that I realized that. I didn’t realize (at a conscious level anyway) that I had the power to change that thinking. I have the power to change what I think about my son and how I proceed moving forward. How I drive on the road ahead- so to speak.
I’ve realized that I don’t have to be stuck where I am. I can see the road ahead and I can set a goal to change. I can work to change my thinking, my attitude, and even my unconscious beliefs about this situation. And- I can do it with Brain Fit tools! That’s the cool thing. I have the tools and the support system already in place to make this change!
In fact, I’ve already used some of those tools since yesterday (admittedly-with a little help) but our Brain Fit tools none-the-less. Remember- this was a big whooper of an acknowledgement. It’s ok to pull in some help for times like these. I gave myself permission and I give you permission too. That’s why we always say that we work with kids and families.
Yes, the road ahead can be scary-it certainly is for me. But at least there is a road. I was able to get past my “Emotional Brain” and up to my “Thinking Brain” so that I can respond instead of react.
So here I am- today. The issue is on the table. The goal is set.
Now- the real work begins.
I can’t wait.