Am I a Checklist?


checklist on messy desk

I just read an incredible blog entry which moved me to my core this morning.  Suddenly my chaotic week of emotional pitfalls dissipated and I realized I was resisting the challenges that have been handed to me.  I re-read my own advice in the poem Currents and recognized that I have strayed from my own beliefs.
I have allowed myself to be sucked into the frantic, mechanized, overly-digital world that leads us to believe that check-lists and compulsive task-completion are what define us as people.
How many checks off my list?  Is this how much I’m worth as a person?
I am so wrapped up in my roles as a mother, wife, counselor, teacher, care-taker, leader, house-keeper, schedule enforcer, cook (and the list goes on and on) that I tend to lose my bearings, my internal compass, and end up living under the fallacy that these roles are who I am.
Oh but I am so much more!  🙂
Our roles in life are part of the Journey, they are part of the Path, they are a means not an end,
through which we grow and learn and transform and become
something greater than we would have ever imagined, had we let ourselves be restricted by our tiny, petite worlds and limited, narrow vision.

Who will I become?  I haven’t a clue but I’m excited to find out!


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