I've found this true. I'm in transition. My only child is going to kindergarten in the fall and my husband is embarking on a career he loves. I can get behind that.
But gone is the steady paycheck and I enter the world of having to step up in a bigger way. I've decided to look for a job.
I've spoken with a number of mothers who reentered the 'workforce' after a significant absence and they all echoed my feelings of hitting walls within. This quote is so apt.
I've gained an amazing array of skills, honed my talents, worked and earned income as an artist, delved inside to discover who I am and what I stand for.
And yet, when it comes to really feel that accomplishment in my bones, there's a nagging voice that says its just not good enough!
So begins the process of restructuring the self from the inside out. Of acceptance. Of starting where you are. Of getting the support you need to inch forward. And most importantly being kind to oneself.
What battles have you waged within? What helped you through?
I'm noticing how much my mind believes that if others do what I want them to do, I will be happy, so I wanted to point the flashlight on that idea in this weeks quote. Folly indeed. Yet, it is habitual and human. It comes up most often with my husband and child.
What does your mind tell you you need to control the most?
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile. -Stephen R. Covey
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There in no cure for curiosity. -Dorothy Parker
With thanks for the quote to Jill Berry, map-maker and explorer .