Fragile Annie writes a blog called, “It’s Time To Get Over How Fragile You Are.” Isn’t that a great name? She own’s her frailty, own’s that it has affected her life, and own’s what it’s time to do now. All in a name and a title.
When I was in psychotherapy, talking on about injustices suffered, my feelings, the rightness of my condition – my therapist said, “It’s time to grow up Sana.” I still feel the punch in my stomach and the quiet immediately following. I couldn’t breath for a bit. Just nodded my head. “Ok.” …I said, “Ok” a few times. I don’t remember much else of what he told me but I don’t think I’ll ever forget that. He’d be satisfied with his work with me if he knew.
After all, it’s not such a small thing to grow up, or “get over” our frailty. It’s not such a small thing to see our need. It’s not so little to act on it. These are things that champions do. These are things any coach, parent, therapist, teacher would be proud to be a part of. These are the things that make the difference between falling victim to your history, or claiming the rights to your now and to your future.
Think about what is upsetting you the most. What seems to keep at you and trip you and keep you back and keep you right where it left you last? It’s time to grow up.
Self-Care Tip #106 – In Fragile Annie’s own words, “It’s time to get over how fragile you are.” Be a friend to yourself.
Question: What has knocked your breath out in a good way, sending you off towards growth? Please tell me your story.
- Fragile (current.com)