We always post about our highlights and success, our top moments or stories, but really we need to broadcast our insecurities, in the way to remind each other that life is a process.
We might not be good at some things, but the process of learning any topic or starting a new job, having new friends, learning to cook, to start exercising….everything is a process, and i don’t know about you but I give up A LOT.
Might not seem like it when you first get to know me because I seem to have it all together, or maybe it is just that I don’t complain publicly about my failures? So no one really knows when I’m struggling, which may I say it again, I am struggling ALL THE TIME.
So i put together this video of my dancing progress, and really I did it for anyone who has felt like they could not change their life around because they gave up, or didn’t start anything because they did not have any faith in themselves from the beginning.
And to honestly say, I started this video in Nov 2018 and only posted it in January 2019 (I had program issues) but also…really I had self-issues, I was feeling embarrassed to post it, I felt like my video was not even good to put out there…BUT I pushed the upload button anyway because we need to stop this! This nonsense of putting ourselves down, or even thinking others will judge us because of our efforts….PEOPLE!
My youngest son, 7 yrs old, out of nowhere started to want to break dance, he already “performed” some moves he can do and I was so proud. We applauded him, and told him how great he was doing and to practice more to be even better.
AND THEN, here goes an older kid, one his friends, that when he did in front of him, that “friend” started laughing at him, saying: “That’s not how you do it!” and you could see J just pausing, stopped dancing and was really considering, ruminating that statement in.
Thank God I was there, I told the friend: “SCREW YOU!” lol just kidding, I said: “…that is how you start, you might not do it how you should at first, but J is practicing to be the best” and then the answer I got back was: “Oh, ok” and then they continued playing…
but WOW, how many times have kids said things to us as kids that put us down immensely? These small statements break us slowly that we don’t even realize.
Plus are we teaching our kids to encourage others? to help one another?
Lots to think about there, anyway here is my video..