I wish someone would read this piece to me as a bedtime story...and right when I wake up...and when I’m getting ready & looking at myself in the mirror. It addresses how you can be ambitious, while maintaining a healthy view of yourself in the process. Viewing myself as more than the sum of accomplishments has proved to be one of my hardest life lessons. As I look around at businesses that profit by feeding us this lie, I know I am not alone.

“I realized how many times I had minimized my value to simply a moment of good or bad performance,” says Victoria Sowell.

I am reminded through this piece that good work and good love come out of good sense of self. You’re trying, and that counts for everything.

Eat some ice cream for me and yourself today. You deserve it.