I seem to have been a bit off kilter for the last few weeks. These things happen! Maybe Jupiter was in line with Saturn in Pisces or something! But either way I feel as though I have been a bit grumpy at the World! I have been taking things a bit too personally and thinking I could leap tall buildings with a single bound and fix all the wrongs to make them right.
Small epiphany in the middle of the night (those who know me well know that I don't often sleep through a whole night!): everything is not mine to solve! All the problems at school, at home, in committees, at work, global warming, world peace, poverty and starvation among under developed countries - not mine to fix. Of course I can do my bit. I can raise awareness. I can state my view. I can even offer small steps towards simple solutions to some of the above. But I cannot fix it all!
As a result of this self realisation - the load from my shoulders lifted. I am walking taller and smiling again! The problems of the entire world are no longer entirely mine. I think having parents (other than me) actually showing up to a recent Board meeting and stating their case, having parents write in with their issues and seeing other people as disgruntled as I (with committees, with the traffic, with the rubbish on the streets) made me realise I am not alone.
So I hung up my cape and bullet proof wrist bands and I am on a hiatus! The result - I am back to being me!
7 years ago