Joy: Impact

Weekends can be stressful, at least for me. I want to see friends, spend time with family, workout, rest, and prepare for another week. I managed to cram almost all of that into this weekend, but there were still things I didn’t do that I wanted to do. 

A family friend mentioned last night that meeting Johnny impacted her life. And that is so sweet. But it also made me think of the people who have impacted my life. Not just my family and friends, but the people who come and go. I have a bad habit of not letting go and not forgetting and reliving conversations in my head. Or more accurately, rewriting conversations in my head. I say the things I wish I would have said, or what I wish I could say now long after the situation is over.

This week I thought back to a high school memory, then time hop gave me a not-so-great college memory, and now I wonder how I will remember this post-MBA time. My life has been impacted by so many people, and I hope that my impact on people has been positive. No one is perfect, but we can all be thoughtful of our impact on others.

P.S. I like writing my one “joy” post a week, but I’d like to write more…if you have a blog post request please let me know! Lately I’ve had writers block and haven’t had ideas on what else to post.

2 thoughts on “Joy: Impact

  1. I’m guilty of replaying conversations over in my head, too, or wishing I had said things differently. Or when a conversation leaves me feeling unsettled, I’m not great at just letting it go. That happened to me this past weekend when I was talking about some of our decisions, like our plan/hope that I will be able to breastfeed. I felt a little bit judged by the way the conversation went and instead of letting it go and focusing on how many women in my life are completely supportive and non-judgmental, I let myself focus on that conversation way too much.

    I bet it was awesome to hear how meeting Johnny changed your friend’s life. We often don’t get to hear things like that because people are too shy to share that.

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