I dropped Ethan off at school and then headed to the soup kitchen to volunteer for the morning. I had my second meal of the day in the parking lot before heading in. It was pike and cauliflower.
It felt good to be back as I hadn't been there much over the month of December with other things going on. I did dishes for 2 solid hours! Pots and pans, coffee mugs and snack plates, pots and pans, spoons and bowls from soup, pots and pans, forks and plates from lunch, and more pots and pans! There were a lot of other people there who were helping to cook so I figured I would best serve them doing dishes. That way they could do their work and wouldn't need to stop to show me what to do. It's funny how each person apologized as they put a pot or pan, cutting board or knife on the counter for me! I explained to them that it was all good and that me doing the dishes allowed them to work their genius at cooking. Due to health regulations, the dishes have to be washed and then rinsed and then put through a sterilization cycle in the dishwasher. At the end I had some help to dry and put them away. It felt great to be productive and helpful!
I had my third meal in the parking lot when I was done working. It was pork roast and sautéed mushrooms. I headed to run some errands and then had a coaching call with my life and authenticity coach, Darcy. I made an interesting discovery in this call. Despite having stepped into leadership, I do not truly believe that I am a leader. We worked through that and I was grateful for the realization. I added "I am a leader" to my Who Am I statements that I live into each day.
I had my fourth meal while I waited to pick Ethan up from school. It was my other superfood protein shake.
We headed home to meet Joe. We had dinner which for me was turkey and broccoli.
After dinner, we watched a movie together and then headed to bed.
Today's lesson was that I need to have belief in myself to fully step into a role!