My Why: Accepting a life I don't want
How do we accept, and live with, a life we didn't really want in the first place?
Welcome to another My Why blog from me, Claire Sandys, co-host of The Silent Why podcast.
My Why episodes are audio shorts of my latest blog post. If you'd prefer to read it, you can find it here: thesilentwhy.com/post/acceptingalifeIdontwant
The way I see it, we can end up on two different highways when we get handed a life we didn't want or plan for:
Highway One - The Acceptance Accepted Highway.
Highway Two - The Acceptance Not Accepted Highway.
As far as I can tell, you don't really choose which, it just happens, and lately I've had a few moments of wrestling with the fact I'm clearly on Highway Two - and that was not how things were supposed to go. I wasn't supposed to be childless, in an unpaid job with health issues. So how do I go about accepting that?!
This episode shares more about my slump of an Easter weekend, how this blog came out of it, and why it's sort of a sequel to the last My Why blog/episode - What happens if I let go? [https://www.thesilentwhy.com/post/whathappensifiletgo].
Turns out there's more work to be done after the letting go, there's actually coming to a point of full acceptance. Sigh.
Other links mentioned:
Episode: Navigating Mother's Day when you're childless: https://www.thesilentwhy.com/podcast/episode/7a23238b/navigating-mothers-day-when-youre-childless
Blog: Lost Inside, where am I?: https://www.thesilentwhy.com/post/lostinside
Blessings, by Laura Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xRNrnh__SE
The Shack scene with Mack and Wisdom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUiW7bOqGPA
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