The final challenge of the radiance project was to think of a difficult experience, one that seemed impossible to get through, and revel in the overcoming of that time. Here is my response:
“I would say I’ve had a very sheltered, somewhat charmed life. I’ve been blessed not to have any personal tragedies or disasters to overcome. Or, I would have said that 4 years ago. In October 2011, I had a miscarriage. It was the worst physical, mental, and emotional pain of my life. If not for my then three-year-old boy (who I have since nicknamed Sonshine), I think I would have wallowed around for an unknown amount of time. This happened while we were still in temporary housing right after moving to Germany. While the loss was awful, because of it we quickly attached to our new church family and those first people that were part of the unit (the unit and the leadership changed over time, but that first few months, it was ideal). This is the most significant hard thing I have done. Other difficult things were walking across the river at barefoot park with Madilynn strapped on me, even though I can’t swim, climbing to the top of the Tower of Pisa, and living in another country where I didn’t know the language or culture.”
Then taking the superhero theme to ultimate heights was last night’s Grey’s Anatomy episode. I’m really enjoying the intensity of this season. Amelia quoted Harvard research about standing in a superhero pose improving performance, so I had to look it up. I like learning new things from my entertainment sources. I don’t know that standing like a superhero will help me eat healthier or lose weight faster, but looks like it supports good posture which is good for core health and all of us need to have a strong core!