I’m participating in Kate Motaung’s Five Minute Friday. This week’s prompt is: Grow. If you’re feeling like you just want to write with no pressure to make things perfect, you might consider joining along!
Grow brings to mind so many things. The first picture that pops to mind is our garden – it’s finally warming up around here so the garlic has shot up; we’ve been able to cut a few spears of tender asparagus.
I also think about my two little babies – when you watch closely, you can actually see their brains working. It only takes one moment of teaching and B can now identify every lilac bush that we pass. Isn’t that amazing? I didn’t know what lilac was until I became an adult.
And then I have to turn inward, because I’ve been a sappy monkey these last few weeks. I have to think about my growth. I’m 32, but I still feel like I did as a teenager. I guess that’s how it goes. But I do know that, although I’m still an emotional wreck at times, I’ve grown much stronger through the years. I used to be crippled by worrying what others thought – now, it still bothers me from time to time, but I know that I have to make my own decisions because I’m the one that has to answer for them.
After today, I have 10 working days left at my job. When thinking about how much I’ve grown there, it’s astounding. So while it was so painful and I am so ready to be done, I am grateful for that growth.