My study partner is 23 years old. She is shy and afraid of saying, doing, thinking anything that MIGHT make someone mad or hurt their feelings. So much more. She is desperate to find out “what’s wrong” with her but has no clue about where to start. She’s miserable. I just looked at her and said that it’s not HER. It was the way she viewed things, her perception. As I was listening to her this morning, I realized that, even though I still find myself in the same situation, at least today I know what to do to get better. I have the solution. I remember that misery. Thinking it was just me. Our conversation brought a huge dose of gratitude for the accumulation of knowledge and wisdom that I have learned over the years. I recommended the classic “Co-Dependent No More” by Melody Beattie. It was the first book that changed me. The fact that I recommended a book and didn’t offer to “help” her read it is amazing progress on my part! Lol!
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Trying to embrace my life as it is today. Which is lacking direction. I am grateful not to be floundering. Even though I do not know where I am going after grad school, does not mean that I am lost. Most days, I forget to stop and breathe, much less embrace anything or appreciate the gratitude. For 19 years, I have been the single mother of one beautiful and talented daughter. It has always been the two of us, growing up together, and now she is 6 hours away, learning about the next phase of her life. I love that she is independent and brave enough to strike out on her own to develop her talent. She is smart and talented enough to get scholarships to her chosen school. When she left for school, I decided to go back and pursue my interest in technology. Of course, having been laid off and not sure where I wanted to go next was perfectly times, as well. I was trying to avoid the drift into the fog while waiting to see which path will be my next big adventure. There is no fog, though. Maybe because I am at peace for both of us because I know I did my best while she was home with me. Now, we’re friends, too. I love that I hear from her more now with actual phone calls than I ever did when she lived here and I spent a lot of time texting! Lol! Although I do not know what lies ahead, I believe, I trust, that my higher power will take care of everything and OH! she always does such a better job than I do. It will be another adventure worth adding to my book one day. View all posts by DianeOfRose