OK – I know what you are thinking, April to July? What happened to May and June? Well, May was this really long Whitman prose that I didn’t feel like retyping. I had intended to take a picture instead – huh, then its June. And June? I just didn’t do it, no excuses, no apologies, I just didn’t do it.
You are made of stars!
Hm. Stars. Really? I don’t feel like a Star. At least in how I would define a Star. I don’t mean celebrity either. Heroes? Sure. Outstanding Citizens and Acts of Kindness? You betcha. Me? OK – if i think about it, I can get on board. I like to think I shine, no, believe I shine. I have a tendency to shine in one area of my life at a time. I’m not good at equal-opportunity stardom. I’m also realistic, I have no desire to be a Star as a mom, wife, friend, employee, etc etc all at the same time. My gawd I would be dead! It would be good to practice being a Star at more than one at any given time.
So let’s think about this. Where am I a Star today?
Today, July 1st, I would have to say I’m being a Star at friendship and self-nurturing. I’d like to think I’m borderline Star Wife. I don’t feel like a Star Mom recently. Hm. Interesting.
So where do I want to go with that? I’d like to dial up the Mom and Wife – perhaps tone down the Friend just a tad, and maintain self-nurturing. And what did I do right there? Convinced myself to even out and be a Star across the board. Huh – funny.
This weekend is pretty Jen-focused. Having drinks with a Friend on Friday, going to Lilith Fair with more Friends on Saturday, hanging out with Friends on the 4th. That Mom & Wife thing – well, tomorrow I’m taking the day off to be with A. Hm – lacking in the Wife there. How about I send the kid to a friend’s house on Monday so Norman and I can be together. Sounds like a plan! Let’s see, how do I make that happen?
Yep – I’m made of Stars – and this weekend I’d like to shine brightly!