It had felt at times that all problems were mine to solve – residual beliefs from my childhood. I was the person you’d bring in to clean up the mess.

When I became a parent, I realized that I couldn’t solve everyone’s problems including my kids. It is impossible to be all things for all people no matter how much I love them.

But at the very least, I could show that I care – and I think wasn’t that what I was trying to do all along?

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I write everyday because it allows me to voice what is at the surface. Once that is out of my head, I can dig in another layer deeper. My daily writing practice has been my greatest exploration of self and humanity. Sign up here to receive these thought nuggets in your inbox on the daily.