Growing up too quickly does not mean that we actually grow up.
It’s like when we were little putting on our mother’s clothing, jewelry and shoes. Adorning ourselves with her things didn’t make us an adult. If anything, they made us smaller, giving us a clumsy experience just like growing up too quickly.
When we experience things our little bodies and brains are not quite ready for, they set us back though on the outside, it may look like we are on top of things. When we finally do grow up, a part of us lingers in Never Never Land wishing to have been able to live our childhood.
Giving little me unwavering love, understanding and permission to play has helped so much of me heal from the experiences of doing it all when I was little. If you grew up too quickly, it is worth exploring who that part of you is, where she resides and what she needs now.
A daily practice challenges the person who creates on “inspiration.” We have to mother everyday, and ultimately, it is the daily grind that gives us perspective, clarity and the “high’s” of motherhood. I am exploring if the same happens when I write everyday on the topics that normally light me up – motherhood, self-development, healing and creating. Sign up here to receive those thought nuggets in your inbox on the daily.