All my life I have been told about the impossible.
“It is impossible for you to get pregnant with endometriosis.” Well, the road here wasn’t easy, but I have my biological kid now! So, take that impossibility!
“It is impossible for your baby to sleep through the night.” This is one of my favorites. All of the “Welcome to parenthood! Where you’ll never get a full night of sleep again! Hahaha!” comments that I endured sure scared me before, during, and after pregnancy. The scariest point was from a week old to 6 months old, when my daughter literally didn’t sleep for more than 30 minutes at a time. I thought it was going to be my life forever and those not so encouraging comments just drove that home in my mind. But, I am here to tell you that I conquered the impossible, again. My 2.5 year old sleeps 12-13 hours a night! She has been doing this for over a YEAR! Isn’t that crazy?! Thank goodness that impossibility ended up not being true.
Another impossibility that I conquered was bicep tendonitis. It may seem trivial to some, but boy was that brutal. One morning I woke up and my shoulder just didn’t work. It was excruciatingly painful. I could lift it a few inches, but once I got to my chest, it just stopped. Wouldn’t budge. It was extremely scary. I headed to urgent care where I had a X-ray to determine no major issues were going on and discovered I had bicep tendonitis. The most likely culprit was picking up my toddler. I was given a steroid injection, which immediately worked its magic and felt like a miracle. I was told to ice like crazy and not use my arm for 2-3 days. They gave me a sling. They must have not heard me say that I have a toddler. A sling, with a toddler, lol. I had it re-checked a week later and it was healing, but unless I stopped picking up my toddler it wasn’t going to go away. I got really good at the one arm pickup, but then the other shoulder started to ache. I saw my general practitioner who basically told me I would have this until I completely stopped picking up my own kid. Well, I still have quite a few more years of that ahead and I also clean for a living, so my arm is in constant use. This went on for months. With some determination and a whole lot of ice packs, I have gotten rid of the pain and inflammation of bicep tendonitis! Sure, it could come back at some point, but for now I’m calling it an impossibility win.
Owning my own business. Others have said it, but this one mostly came from myself. I fear success more than anything else in the world. Why? I wish I knew! But, I am ecstatic to report that my business was not only started all by myself, but it is thriving! I’m even considering hiring someone to help me.
There will always be the naysayers. Let those people drive you. They are only projecting what they feel true of themselves, onto you.
Tell me what is impossible and I’ll show you what is possible.