Of Healthy Relationships and My Personal Realization

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I spent yesterday putting the rest of the nursery furniture together with this guy. (Clarification, that means I sat in the glider and watched Micah navigate pages of IKEA instructions 😏). 

Moving in together has been so much more fun than I even imagined. I still feel very much like myself, but amplified by our relationship. 

Those of you who have known me for a while know that this was SO not always the case. I've spent a lot of my life frustrated by relationships and trying to figure out what I was doing wrong. At one point a few years back, I was seeing a therapist and had THREE different shaman helping me with my love life. And it still wasn't working! 

But last year I found the support I needed to peel back a deeper layer in myself. I saw a lot of hard stuff that I had been avoiding for a long time and gently, began feeling some very tough emotions. 

The result? First, I got super happy being single (finally!). Then, almost immediately, I began dating Micah. Pretty soon after we got knocked up and the rest is history. It's amazing to me how simple it was once I straightened a few things out in my head and in my heart. 

I've been hungry to share more about this revolutionary (for me at least) relational self-care. So, for the next few weeks, until I deliver this baby, I'm offering a video series on what I've learned about healthy relationships. 

You can watch them though my Wednesday newsletters. Just sign up through my website (link in my bio) and presto, you'll be on my mailing list! Take what you need and unsubscribe if it's not feeling useful. (I also think this is a great self-care motto for life.)