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Keeping Promises With Myself

Updated: Oct 9, 2022

Have you ever heard of the strengths test? It’s a personality test that we were required to take in college to help better understand ourselves and those in our dorms.

My top 3 traits were :

  • Responsibility

  • Achiever

  • Consistency

This is a wonderful combination for many reason, but like everything there are blind spots in this as well. The main ones being

I take “not showing up” and “taking a break” very hard because it feels like ruining the record or letting others down.

In listening to The Honesty Podcast this week I heard my sister-in-law Sarah say (not a direct quote) you keep promises to others but you have to learn to keep promises to yourself. It really stuck out.

I have given my time and talents to many, and even this space every Sunday at 7pm for over 3 years. I want to continue showing up! I love it. But also, there are promises I’ve made to myself creatively, that I haven’t kept. If not today, when?

My birthday is one month from today and

I’m choosing to give myself a 30 day gift of “Abby! You can do this!” . I’m saying no to blogging so I can say yes to creating on a different canvas.

Good things coming in November; specifically 2 projects that’s been on my heart for a while that require a longer format than a 3 min blog read.

Would you pray that I have wisdom on what to move forward on? My prayer is to encourage and equip.

Following The Wind,


*Don’t forget … The Cirkles are cheering you on!

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You go Girl! I’m praying for you! 💕

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