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September 21, 2016 Leave a Comment
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September 21, 2016 at 8:00 pm
…of earned and performative self-worth I got as a teenager. It shifted from worth rooted in sexual purity to one tied to academic achievement, transformed to professional success, and then on to marriage and parenthood and the illusive “balance” of doing all of it simultaneously. I still yearn to hear those words of acceptance that I needed then and need to this day. Sent from my iPad
Katey, this is my story , too, but the message was of perfection and hard work. It is only recently [I’m sorry to say] that I have heard the message and felt the warmth of love, unconditional love from God and others. AND THE CALLING TO ENJOY EVERY MOMENT. I hadn’t realized how hard I pushed myself to accomplish and how pervasive were the feelings of guilt for not being perfect, looking perfect, having a perfect house and on and on and on. Thank you for spelling it out beautifully. As a man told me last time I talked about writing and my faith, “transparency reveals authenticity.”