Friday, December 10, 2010
My true self
I recently read an article titled 'From adolescence to adulthood - helping your children take the steps to becoming adults'. One of the key pieces of advice in this article suggests, 'Don't take on their problems'. This hit a chord with me because I realise this is exactly what I've been doing. My automatic protectivenss of my children is hard to turn off and I find myself always being one step ahead of them so they don't get hurt. A hard habit to break after 17 years but I realise this is becoming extremely stressful. It's hard to let go of my adolescent but I need to let her make mistakes in order for her to learn. It's like constantly keeping an eye on your toddler in order that they don't fall or bang into something. They need to fall every now and again and besides, it's very tiring being protective!!!!
I have also been told by a psychologist friend that my recurring dream of the last year and a half about babies, isn't about me being abandoned by my growing children as I had self-analysed. According to her, Jung would've said it's about me having to be nurtured!! I'll take that. My intention to try and master the art of meditation and yoga might be just what the doctor ordered. Or a week on a deserted island might be even better!
I've done it!!!
Well, I've finally done it!! Got accepted into Uni AND created a blog!!! After searching for insightful websites to help me tackle my journey into academia at my ripe old age and coming up with nil, I decided to start one of my own. I hope this blog will encourage anyone who has ever doubted their own abilities, to put one foot in front of the other and achieve their ambitions, desires, dreams...no matter what they are. If anyone has any inspiring stories to share, I would love to hear them. I love an inspiring story!!!