Throughout the month of December, I’ll be writing a post a day for the fabulous project Reverb 12. It’s an opportunity to reflect on the year that’s wrapping up and using the fruits of that reflection to shape the year ahead – in other words, exactly the kind of thing I love to think about! So, without further ado, here’s today’s prompt.
Look: Sometimes you are left standing on the outside looking in. As you stood there, on the other side of the glass, were you thankful for the boundary? Or do you wish you could’ve been on the action-side?
Oh, absolutely. Being the parent of a teenager is a lesson in new boundaries. It’s strange to be in a position where I have to step back and let her be her own person. I don’t regret it – on the contrary. I’m unspeakably proud that she’s such an astonishing, complex, brilliant person, and that her decisions are based on a beautifully sound analysis of all the information available to her.
But, yes. It’s strange to watch instead of being a participant, but that’s how raising an eventual adult goes.
How about you?