“You cannot use someone else’s fire. You can only use your own. And in order to do that, you must be willing to believe that you have it.”
— Audre Lorde
Who knew that a quiet weekend spent baking could wipe me out? I’m kind of exhausted today but it was a weekend well spent. I baked goodies for a holiday swap—my first one.
I love baking, and I have fun doing it. I get caught up in it and lose track of time (except for whatever I’m timing in the oven). Last night as I admired the results (and sampled a few), I took a step back and thought, “Hey, I’m not bad at this.”
Lately, I’ve felt sluggish and like I’m not accomplishing much. But last night after surveying my hard work, I realized that’s a story that’s just not true.
There’s a lot I can do, if I believe I can. I have within me what it takes to get things done, I have skills, and I have passion. And that’s the story for me to believe in.
Make it a great week!
(Photo by Ela Aktay.)