Wednesday, July 23, 2008
within our limits
yesterday esti wrote a beautiful post about barriers - why we have them and how they impact us - which made me think about the roles that limits and freedom serve in our lives. i've felt oppressed and restricted by limits, but they have also pushed me to try something new that i wouldn't have otherwise. i've been exhilarated by freedom, but have also felt suffocated and overwhelmed from too many choices.
so i must strike a balance between the two in order to operate properly. as much as i fight structure, loathe limits and kvetch about obligations and deadlines, i have to have these things. they give shape to my hours and definition to my days. i enjoy my short intense bursts of creative freedom much more when i know there is only a limited amount of time for it. it's a tricky balance indeed and some days i never quite get it right.
today's moments: a deep flash of gratitude for my daughters' preschool teachers. a sundae cone for dinner. the pixies. thinking about how my husband understands me better than i do myself. a beautiful handmade journal from annie. a cry-on-the-floor belly laugh.
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