I've realized that everyone is on the path they have chosen and there's nothing you can really do about it. When you start to see each individual in this manner, it's really easy to detach. The best thing to do is to let them be. This goes for mothers as well...
Originally Posted by YogaBare
Like a wise woman once said, "I never learn."
It sounds like it's been a big year for you, and like I said, maybe this is part of the process of you cutting the chord and becoming your own individuated person. It's actually quite a painful process for both parties, and what I learned from my mum is that it's easy for the chords to grow back. I cut mine in my early twenties, but then in my late twenties they took root again, in another form. So now I'm back at square one, figuring out how to separate myself.
Yeah, In terms of personal growth and development, this has been the most significant year of my life. I've found seeing those changes in myself through her so fascinating that I completely detached and now I'm just amused.
I want to refer you back to "Everyone just wants to be liked and accepted... Except for Tim..." Haha. I completely understand, though. You want yourself to be positively received, but most often the people who matter will see the best in you when you stop trying so hard and just be. And I'm just talking about life, not the forum, by the way... I will hate you forever if you stop commenting in my journal.
You know, I feel a real obligation to visit people's journals, and I feel guilty if I don't check in. I know this is a pattern with me in my life - always feeling like I need to give more and more, and worrying if I don't, and I really needed a break from it for a few days, which is when I was MIA. Right now I'm posting all the time because I'm working at my desk, trying to get a project finished, and the little snappy posts I make are like 20 second breaks that I need to gather my thoughts from the creative process (if that makes sense).
I too always seem to post the most often when I have pressing, non-related matters to attend to as well...
I had not seen that! But I did just see something about an open relationship? I will subscribe to those updates...
Ha, don't worry! Nothing of import going on in there
Though you may have missed - I'm now seeing the yoga guy
He broke up with his girlfriend so we could get together.
Is it weird in here, or is it just me?