Tag Archives: saying no

momentary craziness and hidden gems…

9 Aug

Hello everyone – I realize this is not my usual Friday post, but I was out of town on vacation with my family. I will be back on schedule this Friday.  I wanted to share a little about my trip and the lessons I learned along the way.  Since I’ve been publishing this blog, I am more mindful to look and record the lessons and the beauty in everything I encounter – the hidden and not so hidden gems.

momentary craziness…
Before I left, I allowed myself to become overwhelmed with an assortment of things.  So to the point that when I was getting into the car to run yet another errand, I bumped my head and almost had a world class meltdown right then and there – complete with tears, panting and all. I felt as though I couldn’t take another step.  Continue reading

a metaphor for NO

15 Jul

I had a vision this morning.  Imagine a boundless ocean – cerulean…calm. I watched a woman slowly immerse. Her loose fitted white gown translucently reflecting the sea’s blue-green and mimicking her movements as she fought to swim to the top. I looked up, I could see her point-of-view.  Suddenly, I was she. The lights shining through the water’s surface diminished as the distance enlarged between us.  Tired of fighting, I paused. It was then I felt something heavy attached to my right ankle – it was weighing me down. I looked to see what it was. There were so many hands gripping me… so many people. (07.11.11 journal entry)

The meaning of the vision was clear and simple to understand. Watching the woman from a distance and then suddenly seeing it from a point-of-view perspective let me know that other women would be able to relate to what I saw.  Many of us have an inclination to nurture and get involved beyond what is healthy for us personally.  The hands gripping my ankles in the vision represent the people, projects and distractions in my life, and the fading lights were my own hopes and dreams slowly slipping away. Continue reading