As a woman, I feel like my self-talk is mainly negative. If anyone talked to me the way I talk to me, I would never speak to that person again.
I want to make it through one day without feeling that self-hatred. It creeps up on me at odd moments, and some days I allow it to stay a while. I want to be nice to myself for a whole day, for a change.
I’ve been afraid to fly for many years, which of course is a hindrance when one wants to travel. I’ve flown many times, I’d say at least once a year for the past 20 years, but each time it’s a source of anxiety. And moreso after 9/11. My longest flight was i May 2005, when my new husband and I flew to Venice, Italy, to start our honeymoon. The flight was 7.5 hours, and was smooth and worry-free, so it got me excited to think that I can return to Europe with slightly less anxiety than before.