Friday, May 6, 2011

Learning and Growing

     As difficult as life's circumstances can be it feels good to be an adult. I relish in the fact that I am at a point in my life where, the choices made, are made by me ( and my partner). There are various tools that people use as a guide to help them through life. For some it's a Bible or the religious text they follow. For others it's scientific facts and analysis. Yet others choose to live spontaneously and go off of impulse. I am a messy conglomerate of all of the above.
     I have had some trying circumstances evolve lately. Everything from a death in the family, to verbal assault against one of my children. Every difficult moment has given me an opportunity to examine my character. I have learned a lot about myself. My weaknesses, as well as, my strengths in the categories of humility, graciousness, patience, assertiveness, compassion, and many more, have been illuminated at least within my self.
     I walk away from these circumstances hopeful and grateful. I am hopeful that I can do better, and be better now that I have a bit more life experience. Hopeful, that when the next trying situation arises, I have experience that I didn't have before. I expect those ordeals will  yield more productive results. I am grateful, that I can see my strengths and positive attributes. Grateful that through adversity, though I may be flawed, I stay true to myself and my belief systems. It's a wonderful thing to know who you are and stay true to yourself and your principles. I declare myself a work in progress. I'm sure I will be just that for the rest of my life. Never stop trying, never stop giving, never stop loving, never stop growing, never stop learning. That is the human process.


  1. So human! Thanks for sharing your journey.

  2. Thank you for taking the time to read and respond.