Lisa-Jo Baker encourages us, every Friday to write unashamedly and unedited for five minutes. Today’s topic is Growing… care to join us?
Despite the fits and starts, I am growing. I have days when I try to ignore it or sweep it away. It still happens even if I try willing it to go away and quit bothering me.
Despite my attempts at ignoring it, I relish the growth. For years I ignored myself, my needs, my thoughts, my desires and even my dreams. However, growing is painful. As an adult, you would think growth would be joyous. It’s not.
When you have ignored the voice within, squelched it, did everything within your power to extinguish it, growth is painful. It’s painful because you are doing the growing you should have been doing all these years.
Still, I relish the pain. I am learning who I am in the process.