n motherhood, our space is constantly compromised. It happens from the beginning, when we have babies nursing and sleeping on our chests. Then, soon after, we have toddlers climbing into our beds in the middle of the night, drinking out of our cups
Sometimes we need to remember that our children do not need to be rescued from their wave, that they are more than capable of riding it through to the end and sometimes this is exactly what they need to do to feel better and move on.
"For the most sensitive among us the noise can be too much." I have not been able to get Jim Carrey's tweet on the occasion of Philip Seymour Hoffman's sudden death out of my head. That line has been running through my thoughts pretty much constantly since Hoffman's death.
Sometimes you have to leave behind everything and everyone you know in order to really, truly discover and connect with yourself. To regroup and recalibrate. There's nothing wrong with this, in fact, it's absolutely necessary in order to continue growing as an individual.
Maybe you've only thought about "spring cleaning" in terms of straightening up and clearing out your physical space, but what about applying that same principle to the less tangible aspects of your world?
We all know the rules of the road, but as gas becomes more expensive and we learn more about the environmental hazards driving imposes, it might be a good time to focus on learning a new skill: walking.