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Those seven words weren’t something I could easily say three years ago. I am in control of my life. After having the twins, I had my husband take a year off work, I was an emotional mess, I had no confidence in my mothering abilities after failing to nurse, and the list goes on. None of that list from the first year with twins says “I am in control of my life.” It didn’t because I wasn’t telling myself that I had control, that I was capable, or that I was good enough.
I let fear control me and I failed myself before failing actually happened. I still remember that day that I finally kicked that fear to the curb. Sitting on the kitchen floor, cheeks caked in tears from a trying day of motherhood, I said to myself, “What are you doing? You’ve got this. You are in control.” I repeated that a few more times to myself that day, and have repeated it many times since then. Sometimes we need to give ourselves positive pep talks to get through situations. Whether you’re just trying to get through a rough day of parenting, or keeping yourself out of prison like Letty Raines, reminding yourself that “I am in control of my life” can help you make positive choices.
You are probably wondering who is this Letty Raines and why is she trying to stay out of prison? Letty is the main character in the upcoming TNT series, Good Behavior, which is based on Blake Crouch’s novella series. Played by Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), Letty is a thief, addict, and mother trying reunite with her 10-year-old son. She’s having a rough go of things as she tries to reform her life after getting out of prison. Good behavior is what got her released early, but her attempt at getting her life back in order keeps facing roadblocks. Prison aside, many of us know what it’s like to be “one more thing” away from the mountain coming down on us.
Photo By: VINCENT PETERS Michelle Dockery, Gallery.
Letty isn’t the greatest at staying on the path of good behavior, I mean she did meet a handsomely dapper hit man while stealing from his hotel room. Then after stealing from him, gets romantically involved with him before trying to stop the hit. It’s kind of hard to dislike this hit man though, played by Juan Diego Botto, and it’s not because of his good looks. Sometimes bad behavior is for good reasons, and I’m pretty sure he has a thing for Letty. Even after she messed up his job, not once but twice!
Photo By: VINCENT PETERS Juan Diego Botto and Michelle Dockery, Gallery
I recently screened the first few episodes of this drama/crime series and it kept me on the edge of my seat. Now I have to wait and see what happens in episode 4 and I NEED TO KNOW. When you see how episode 3 ends you will be in the same boat. 😀 The 2-Episode Series Premiere is coming up on Tuesday, November 15th at 9/8c on TNT and trust me, you want to give it a watch. I won’t give away any spoilers, but the show continued to shock me scene after scene, in good ways, and I’m looking forward to seeing how the first season plays out!
Catch the 2-episode series premiere of Good Behavior on Tuesday, November 15th at 9/8c on TNT.
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