I do a lot of processing via writing, especially on my blogs. I think it is because I never really learned how to share my feelings with words as a child. I have had a lot on my mind the past few days and needed to process my thoughts but did not want to do so on a blog. Instead, I decided on a letter.
It was a difficult letter to write, but I knew for my sake and my children it needed to be done. I know from my work that changing behavior can be tough. Adult behavioral change is even more challenging because the adult has to want to change his or her behavior. I have always liked fixing things from toys, children’s behavior, and even working on my own behavior. But I have to realize that I cannot change adult behavior if the adult does not want to embrace change. This is so hard for me to accept, and I am sure it will be a work in progress for me for a while. I will close with one of my favorite quotes from Lindsey Buckingham because I believe it is powerful and so very true.
I think all of us have some inner demons that we struggle with, and there are times when we let them get the best of us. I think it is important to remember that no one falls into a simple set of labels. Even more importantly, we should learn from our mistakes and fight for the positive choice.