“To wait for someone else, or to expect someone else to make my life richer, or fuller, or more satisfying, puts me in a constant state of suspension.” ~ Kathleen Tierney Andrus
Do you surrender your desires in an effort to please others thinking: Once my kids finish school, I’ll be able to focus on what I want; maybe I’ll get that promotion if I just work harder and put in extra time; my parents will finally accept my major if I just go to the school they picked; and so on.
But do changes in other people really make things better for you? If you believe that, then you should take a good hard look outward, instead of inward, for your happiness. Don’t allow yourself to be as powerless as a kickball at recess.
You can create your own peaceful shelter when you proceed through your life by setting boundaries not only for yourself, but for those you interact with. There’s no need to wait for your kid(s) to finish school to focus on your needs. You don’t need to work yourself to the bone be rewarded. And you don’t have to compromise your desires in order to please your parents. Just figure out what makes you happy. Apply for that promotion without pushing yourself so hard. Stop waiting for other people to provide what you need and desire. It’s up to you to seize the day and make it your bitch.
pose: FOXCITY. Leaning (Stand) VOL2 Bento Pose Set