I spent the last week on vacation watching trees sway, fire flies dance through dark and my little boy dive into the swimming pool with unbridled excitement and silliness. As a youth I took so much time to think, now it is hard to really investigate myself because things are just too darn busy. However, last week, I got that chance & I realized something about myself. I realized how parenthood changed me when it shouldn't have. I realized that my true, wild, adventurous, rebellious, free thinking self is just as well suited for parenthood as this uber-responsible person I have become. It worked for a while & perhaps it was necessary when my little one was a baby. But as I watched this grown up little boy wiggle through the days with zest I realized it was time to introduce him to the original "me." Now the only problem is finding "her." I think I left her in Costa Rica or Indonesia or Mexico. I might have to take a few vacations to remember where she is. :) "Don't hold back" is my motto for 2010. What is yours?
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