I recently have found myself in a strange new coping mechanism where I text my best friend and say, “I can do this…right?” It’s a rhetorical question and more of a way for me to process things than anything else but every time I ask, they respond that I can.
After a few weeks of this, I had inadvertently started to use “I can do this…right?” as a small meditative exercise. I was in the process of typing a message to my friend when I suddenly realized that I could. I changed my punctuation.
I can do this. Right!
As if I was having a conversation with myself. Heart calm. Mind focused. I can do this.
And then as if I had a small cheerleader in the recess of my mind who would only pop up in big moments of decision, I would hear the echoes of “right!”
I’m changing all the questions in my life to answers.
I can do this. I can do this. I can do this.