February Gratitude and Lesssons

Happy March! February was a long month and felt even longer than January for me. I had a lot of disappoints last month but still found plenty of things to be grateful for and many lessons were learned.

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In February I Was Grateful…

  • for my partner
  • that my parents helped me when I was having car trouble
  • for the newest Avengers: EndGame TV spot
  • for the few times that I was able to get my homework done early
  • for the Fyre Festival documentaries on Netflix and Hulu
  • for cheese and crackers and pepperoni
  • that I finished my taxes
  • for my cat Chloe
  • for bees
  • that I was offered a new position at my current workplace

In February I Learned…

  • transparency isn’t helpful when it only comes in bits and pieces
  • that taking a day off is necessary
  • that flexibility is key to growth
  • sometimes working is a welcome distraction
  • the illusion of power is seductive
  • to not underestimate the power of genuine connection
  • people who lack identity can often have one forced upon them
  • speak up/out if you feel that something is unfair
  • you are not responsible for how people process their feelings
  • skills are transferrable if they’re thought of in new ways

Briana is a licensed social worker and self-care coach. She earned her Master’s of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University in 2014. She has spent the last 5 years working in crisis intervention.  Her passion for serving others is the heart of this site. She started Learning To Be Free to assist others in bringing freedom to their lives.

Gratitude journaling is one way that I practice self-care as well as thinking about what I've learned through the month. Read this to learn more about how you can practice gratitude journaling and what I was grateful for in the month of February.
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