Protect your children’s’ egos. Support them, praise them, and remember to let them know how proud you are of them. For the rest of your life, they will either carry your pride with them, or remember they have no right to be proud.
For the past week or so, I’ve felt like I’ve been missing that charge as well. I’ve lost my momentum that I had just last week. I used to be a week ahead on these blog posts, but this is being written just about five hours before it will be scheduled to be published. I’ve stopped my daily logs from my online therapy programs, stopped exercising, stopped almost everything. Yes, this is depression. I just have a hard time motivating to actually do it.
how he has been acting of late, it becomes all too clear that he is very hurt and struggling with his emotional pain right now.
I can’t help but wonder why I’m wired that doing nice things for others means so much, and not being able to do it hurts so much. Often, I can link things like this back to some form of childhood trauma or the other, but this one has me stumped.
it gave me at least some structure to the week. I only taught twice a week in this most recent semester, but still, that defined the regular work week and created a segregation of sorts for the weekend. Now I don’t see a significant difference between the weekends and weekdays.
Here, I was the client, and I’m feeling guilty. So why am I so bothered by this?
Dogs are born runners and jumpers; it’s just in their genetic makeup, and they’re excellent at it, but with this barrier, jumping just didn’t work. It took one dog to think outside of its instinct, to choose to climb instead of jump that succeeded.
We all get broken sometimes, but you can get through this. You must, because you are loved.
it was called the “Yugo” because it was manufactured in Yugoslavia. But more than that, it was a source of national pride.
Leaving a career is a lonely act. It doesn’t really matter why you’re doing it, it’s not easy. I left two careers because I was let go, and one for what I thought was love, and every time it was lonely.