Sunday, June 24, 2012

Feeling broken

I broke my ankle - an accident that could have happened to anyone. I've spent over a week in a haze of pain, sleep and figuring out how to get up and down a set of stairs with one leg. I played a little on my ipad, caught up on personal email, slept some more.

Thanks to Taavi for sending me this post on "impostor syndrome" - a different kind of broken and focused on women. I think everyone, at some point, wonders if they're living up to their reputation or brand. Some days it's scary to walk the line between getting the job done and tooting your horn if your confidence is low at that moment.

The post was a good reminder that I must be my own best critic and/or cheerleader first so that no one can gain more power over me than I already have over myself.

4 comments:

Suzanne said...

So sorry about your ankle. Lie back, put your leg up, and relax. It works!

Kristen Ridley said...

So sorry to hear about the ankle, Dennie! Wishing you a full and speedy recovery, and the ability to enjoy the forced down-time at least a little!

Feel better soon.

Anonymous said...

Believing in yourself is the key ingredient to success- seems to me you already do. The next step is to commit to "Never Give Up on you" - to prove it to yourself, get dressed and "hop" back to work- taking the first few "hops":) wil be the hardest, but once you do, you find its easier to go "all the away". Don't forget to ask for help! Sometimes you find it in the unlikeliest places....

Best of luck

Dennie Theodore said...

Thanks all. I don't recommend this as a summer vacation strategy :-) I should be up and around by August!