bending or breaking – week 7 reflection

‘Buildings and bridges are made to bend in the wind,
to withstand the world that’s what it takes,
All that steel and stone is no match for the air, my friend
what doesn’t bend breaks
what doesn’t bend breaks’

-Ani Difranco

There is a lot of talk about this program breaking us. It sort of reminds me of soldiers going to bootcamp. I hope that it breaks me of some things…opens me up to opportunities of more thoughtful and creative ways of doing things.

Still, there are some parts of my life that pretty much can’t break. My kids need me. I have to keep my job. My husband is my partner, not my assistant…etc etc

The class has been great so far, but it is REALLY hard to manage the meetings and the class and the work with my family and job. I can’t imagine what it would be like if I was taking more than one class. I am doing the best that I can to make sure this class doesn’t break the people around me.

This weekend was an almost break. I’ll just call it a bend. We bounce back – but damn, it is hard sometimes.

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