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My oldest daughter and I are going thru a bit of a rough patch.  You may know what I mean – that space when they’re about 15, and starting to stretch their wings (and limits) and your patience.  I by no means have thought of myself as a perfect parent, but I have ALWAYS done the best I could with the tools and knowledge I had available at the time.  As did my parents, and thier parents before them.

It’s making a choice

I can look at this as “oh shit – I’ve screwed up my kid, I can’t do anything right, blah blah blah” (and that committee meets often in my mind by the way). OR I can look at it as making a change in the trajectory of not just her life, mine, or our family’s – but for generations to come.

How’s that for pressure?

But it’s not really – because just as you’re doing a bit better than those generations that came before you (overall or in general – maybe not in a specific category).  Heck, we can use a toilet and flush.  That’s progress folks!  Some of our not-so-distant relatives used outhouses.  And some still do.  By choice.  But I digress…

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YOU have the power.

You can look at everything that happens “to” you from another angle.  Look back a few years and think of one thing that at the time felt like death.  I can use my divorce and custody stuff with the ex-hubs as an example.  At the time, it felt like “why me?” and almost like being buried.  Looking back, I was being planted.

YOU have the choice.

The seed that’s planted – if it doesn’t grow, it dies.  So YOU have the choice.  Are you being buried? Or planted? The stone in the ocean – is it being punished because it happened to be in the sea? or is it being polished to be found by an owner who will cherish it for the treasure it is?

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Your turn – what’s your committee talking to you about? What is it saying?

We will always have that little voice being a Negative Nancy.  But I promise – when you’re doing your work with support – you get strong enough to tell the little bitch to shut up.  🙂

I’d love to hear about your committee, or topics you’d like me to cover!  Let’s start a convo friends – and PS – you all deserve a gold star.  Just for being here and making it this far!  (in life – not just my blog post) 😉

Love and Light,

erin

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