I am so happy it is Friday. The unfortunate part is that by the time I write this post and get it posted, it might be Saturday. But I don’t care, I’m doing it anyway! Not even sure what I am gonna write about but I felt the need.
I guess I will start with what I learned this week: I learned that being a therapist is hard! Okay, I already knew that but this week was a real challenge for me (especially in the midst of what felt like my own breakdown/breakthrough). I got into therapy to help people and I guess with it comes the unfortunate wanting to “fix things” for everyone. But, hey guess what, that can’t be done. I know this but have to constantly remind myself I am just there to help others find their strength. They have it inside them, I’m just there to help them. So I guess that is a pretty big lesson to keep reminding myself of or just relearn again, over and over again!
I don’t know about you but I was also overwhelmed this week by the fact that this month has gone so fast. I once heard someone say (and I totally believe) “we rush through our childhood wanting to grow up and then when we grow up we want things to slow down so we can enjoy them.” I’m screaming for things to slow down!!! Can you hear me?! Not sure whether it is effective because life still seems to be cruising by. So this weekend my goal is to try and slow down.
I did take a great step in slowing down tonight. We had a Christmas show (I performed a tap dance with my daughter and it was wonderful) and then poof it was over. Everyone cleared out and the place was quiet. I waited around for the person to come back to lock up and I just sat in the silence. I looked around at the trees that decorated the facility took a couple of pics (here is one) and just tried to relax. I thought about my week, about the tragic news in Connecticut, and just thought “I need to continue to enjoy my family, tell them I love them, and never be afraid to be who I am because life is short.” Maybe that is why you are getting this rambling blog tonight. Maybe I want you to hear, “Life is short. We must take every opportunity to cherish what we have.”
This weekend, this is my focus and something I want to continue to practice throughout the month as well as next year. Maybe that will be my word of the year. Last year’s word was “gratitude”. Maybe this year will be “cherish”. I think it sounds like a plan.
How was your week? Did you learn anything new? Are you glad it is Friday? Do you ever pick a word and think/reflect on it throughout the year? Why or why not? Love to hear from you!