A supremely well written piece about life and meeting change
Originally posted on breathelighter:
Somewhere in my mid-30′s I remember being continually exhausted , balancing a very busy life and not being particularly mindful of my choices. I don’t think there was any particular life crisis, but I was always running with family matters. I also went back to school while attempting to define myself with new personal career goals, and at the same time was involved in more committee work and civic engagement than I would now deem reasonable. My daughter, my first of two children, was born when I was 21, and I could foresee that as my children were gaining on high school it was now my time to figure out what I wanted.
One of my most memorable moments of that time, believe it or not, was reading M. Scott Pecks’s The Road Less Traveled. I opened the book and read the first line, “Life is difficult.” I honestly don’t remember what I was thinking to elicit the following behavior, but I promptly threw the book across the room and said, at least to myself, “Why didn’t anybody tell me that before now!”
I’m Lori Robin Wilson – Stamina Nana.
My page is truly in its infancy stages. Spent most of 2011 just FEELING and THINKING, which in case you haven’t tried it – is EXHAUSTING, underpaid work.
What I want to have is STAMINA! Enough energy to see a project through to completion, whether it’s making homemade vegan, gluten-free pasta to feed my husband and I, or changing a step-grandchild’s diaper…I want to be enough to rise to every challenge with humor and creativity. And I expect to have that.
I made a lot of progress and now I am VERY excited about 2012. Are you?
So welcome. Leave comments. Join in. I am open to YOUR ideas and want to feel YOUR energy. We are all one world.