This was a month of challenges and problems. Someone stole one of my business checks, photoshopped it and managed to clear multiple checks before I noticed. (Tip: Don’t just look at which checks clear your account — check what AMOUNTS they clear for!) I’m adding to my business offerings with a fully equipped, state-of-the-art photography studio that also has a dream stylist closet for amping up photos. I’m smack in the middle of mega construction — some by choice, some not: A building is going up next door and each floor lost a wall of windows. On top of this? The drilling and jackhammering noise has been… L O U D.  A couple of my clients have new management teams — which usually means my PR firm gets terminated…until they realize we actually were doing a great job and they rehire us. Then there are relationships with two children, a husband, family members, friends, associates…and a stranger who in his drugged out stupor spit on me. It’s all stressful. 

But here’s the thing: I’m actually feeling pumped up and grateful. I’m alive and if I wasn’t — I couldn’t be enjoying all the aggravation and challenges! I’ve overcome more adversity this month than I can count! Remarkably, I genuinely can say that I feel stronger! I met the difficulties alone and with others. And, I grew.  In fact…I thrived! I’m psyched about all that is unfolding. 

How was YOUR month?! 

I’m @DianGriesel a perception analyst; creative attitude adjuster; author of The Silver Disobedience Playbook & TurboCharged: The Silver Disobedience Edition; and the blogger & Wilhelmina model known as @SilverDisobedience  More in my bio. Silver Disobedience® is a Registered Trademark.