by Robin Goldstein-Lincoln
As I allow my passion for exploration and self-reflection to take the form of a parenting blog, I experience some trepidation. It is not the writing itself. I am finding an unexpected kinship with the written word. Writing for me has become like a scavenger hunt with unexpected surprises in awareness, observation and curiosity.
However, it is the act of pressing the “publish” button when the words slip away into a mysterious ether of finality that brings me pause. Knowing that I cannot get the words back once I have learned something new is the challenge for me, especially around parenting topics, because I am always learning and refining.
Two quotes have helped find the courage to share my thoughts and set them free:
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face...you must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
“Writing is hard for every last one of us ... Coal mining is harder. Do you think miners stand around all day talking about how hard it is to mine for coal? They do not. They simply dig.”
So as I begin to dig, I want to share two things.
First, these are my best thoughts in the best way I know to express them, right now.
The thoughts and ideas may evolve, as the one thing I can count on these days is change.
Second, I offer these entries as food for fodder, not absolute truth.
May these ideas serve as a launching pad for your own intuition, curiosity and growth.
And with that, let the digging, or blogging, begin!