I was thinking about choices, plans, wrong turns, course corrections and new directions.
There’s an idiom that goes like this:You made your bed, now lie in it.
My INFJness had my wheels spinning on that one. Mostly I was thinking about the individual who penned that classic phrase. How stuck was she, or I suppose it could have been a he? How dismal to go through life thinking, “This is it. This is where I am. This is what I planned for. I’m here. Better stick with it.”
How many decide that since they invested so much time in this relationship, or spent so much money on that degree, that they can’t make a choice to do something else? Even if they aren’t happy in that relationship or with the job that degree landed them, they stick with their choices.
I wish I could have told the person who wrote that idiom,
“If you can make one bed, you can make another.
Make a new bed.”
Six months on the other side of divorce, this Thriver has fought the good fight, and now she’s ready to see what’s next. She’s optimistic about whatever the future may hold. She knows it’s going to be tough to go it alone again, especially while raising a child, but she’s open to possibility and the opportunity to try again. Continue reading →
“Hello. Cabernet or VO and water? What kind of a day did you have?” The bartender wiped the spot on the bar in front of her. Continue reading →
It seems I’ve entered my Nanny McPhee Period when grey hairs corkscrew from the top of my head and adult onset acne gets comfortable and refuses to leave. I know this isn’t a beauty blog, but I’ve discovered a couple products that have made this phase slightly less Nanny McPhee-like, and it wouldn’t be right not to share. Continue reading →