This summer has been, and continues to be a lovely, sweet chapter of this big book of Life Lessons.
One big part of the curriculum has been Boundaries and the exercises have come at me at a steady pace, and in varied shapes.
I am grateful for this chapter as it is one I need to practice and eventually master (heal).
Here are two main points I take, as I navigate this textbook, day after day:
- If I give you access to part of me, my resources, my time, my life, it does not mean I give you unlimited access to any of it. I get to decide what and how much I give - and what I don't give.
- Holding my boundaries does not make me a bad / mean / difficult / ungenerous person - no matter what my fearful inner voice tries to tell me.
I am grateful (and not always gracefully so) for all the teachers that have come my way to help me practice my homework, these past few months.
And I look forward to passing this lesson.