I’ve been thing about the task for today for 36 hours and I got’s nada! Bupkiss, nien, not a stinking inckling of who should play this role in my life.
Another 24 hours later and eureka! I have an accountability partner. I was turning over friends and colleagues in my head wondering who I could ask to take this journey with me? Who would be my safety checkpoint. I thought about one person and then another and disregarded them because I didn’t want to impose my life onto theirs. I didn’t want to bother them. They have their own life and trials and don’t need me to add to their plate. As all of this was going through my head and heard the voice of KC Voltron a dear friend say “come here let me hit you upside the head. Friends are here to support you.”
I had an instinct to move before her long arms reach me. But I froze in place because she was right. That’s what friends are for, to support you and be there for you. I recall another conversation we had about reaching out when you need help. I am often guilty of not reaching out because I don’t want to be a bother to anyone. And in this exercise, the reason it took me 3 days to identify an accountability partner was this same need to not bother any one. So I called KC Voltron and explained what I needed and her immediate answer was “of course, I’ll kick your butt.” You got to love friends who immediately jump to your assistance and who are willing to make time in their full and busy life for you. I have invited her to read the blog so far to get a better understanding of what I am doing and we have another conversation scheduled to brief her on my personal mission statement and the things I am looking to accomplish over the next few months to a year. A weight has been lifted from my shoulders and I am once again energized to continue on with the 31 Day Reset. I am doing a happy dance, you should join me.