labyrinth skirt

A wise friend (yes, I'm talking about you Susan) once reminded me that when things get challenging, it's important to remember that such times result in greater personal growth. Life's lessons don't come without some difficulty and sacrifice.

Today I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed by all that I have to do. I've got this nervous energy spinning in the pit of my belly telling me that I might not be able to keep all of the balls up in the air this time. I might drop a few. I might even fail.

PS: pic above is of my labyrinth skirt. I love wearing it because it reminds me that so much of life is liking walking the circle. Round and round. Trying to make sense of it all.


Dejah Thoris said...

Believe me, I know something about that "sacrifice and pain" thing. I've lived it this last year, and am still coming to terms with it. Just when I feel like I've gotten a new understanding and perspective, a new triumph and verifiable growth, something comes up - even the simple act of seeing old photos causes such pain. We do the best we can do, sometimes a few of the items we are juggling fall, but then you just pick them up and continue.

You constantly inspire me. And it's okay to feel overwhelmed. I'm right there with you today.

xJane said...

Ah, spinning. the spiral is a wonderful symbol & one of my favs (also the labyrinth). Good luck with everything :)

Vajra said...

"And the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We're captive on the carousel of time
We can't return we can only look behind
From where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game."
~Joni Mitchell

debra said...

This is a very timely post for me.
I told my daughter that I could always tell when she was about to have
a growth spurt. She who was always so comfortable with her physical self, would stumble, bump into things and fall. Then she would grow----seemingly over night. But not really, I who witnessed the process knew that the process takes time. And it is not without bumps and bruises.