I don’t frequently post about personal issues on this blog; it really is a place devoted to support and inspiration for other parents walking a gentle and mindful parenting path; for those interested in gentle discipline, and for those interested in Waldorf homeschooling and Waldorf parenting.
However, I have been going through such an interesting transformation recently I thought it be lovely to share. Perhaps there are others of you out there going through the same thing at this point in your lives.
I really am distinguishing what is important, and what is not and getting rid of contributing my time and energy to the things (and the people!) that are either not of the utmost importance to me or are such a consistent negative drain on my energy that it just has to be this way. I am focused on myself to a certain extent – to my own physical health, to my own inner work. I am finding that the relationship with my husband and children, as it always has, far exceeds other things in my life and provides me much contentment and joy.
I still love helping mothers; but I am finding new ways to narrow my focus as to what I think are the best ways to do that. This blog is important to me, as is my work within the Waldorf community. Some of the other areas in my life that were so important in the past are sliding away and other new areas are emerging.
I am thinking more and more of how to merge my interests in helping parents, especially mothers on their parenting journey, my own interest in Waldorf home education and my educational and professional experience as a pediatric physical therapist.
It has been an interesting time of discovery!
Of course, in the midst of all this, I am pregnant with our third child and also busy transforming the physical landscape of our home, the schoolroom and other areas around us. It has been a very satisfying summer in many ways.
Many blessings to you and your journey as well!