I am going to a work conference tomorrow and it is recommended that participants do a writing assignment before attending. I won’t go into the the writing assignment (or the conference) much, but I will say that it involves recalling early (difficult) memories and writing about one in detail.
Concurrently, here’s what I am reading- Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead.
After hearing much positive chatter about this book for the past year and watching a TED talk by the author, I checked it out from our local library.
Side note: how much would my mom have LOVED this book? I bet she would have bought all of us kids copies for Christmas, even before she finished reading it herself. Alongside Boundaries, of course. So we could have vulnerability with the appropriate boundaries.
So that’s on my agenda for the night. Wading into a childhood memory to see what I can learn about myself, while I notice that I’d much prefer to browse facebook for 45 minutes. You know- catch up on those friends I haven’t spoken to in 15+ years.
Some call this avoidance.
I might read about vulnerability and be all for it, but only FOR PEOPLE OTHER THAN MYSELF.
On a different note, I went to the Young Life banquet in Loudoun this weekend. I have a steady love for this ministry, even though it has its flaws. This was up in the foyer, which made me happy. The picture is my mom with her oldest grandchild. There are ten grandkids now- quite a crew.