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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Shoulds

     Take Jane for example, she had a vision on how everything should go. Of course, things didn't work out as Jane had envisioned.She suddenly realized what a flop she was. She spent the rest of the...fill in the blank...in quiet desperation, counting the minutes until she could escape.

     Jane's rigid expectations of what her life should have been, what the world expected of her, lead her down a path of self destructive behaviors.  Looking outward, not inward. Seeing the weakness and not the strength. Jane forgot to be compassionate.

    She listened to others, oh yes, because that is what was expected. She was understanding when her car was not fixed, properly. She had a shoulder for you to cry on, when you were down. She would give you 100%, leaving herself tired, drained, sucked dry of all emotion. Jane was a shadow of what she should be. Jane had a big problems, here. She was less, because she forgot the most important should. She forgot her confidence and self-acceptance. She should have been aware of that...right? Jane suffered under the crushing weight of her shoulds.

What do you think....good obituary, perhaps....NOPE! Time to rethink the next half of my life. Time to challenge myself to celebrate all that I am. Time to let it all go, and be perfectly happy being me.