Well, it's finally here. For many parents, grandparents, caretakers, teachers, administrators, guardians, and students young and old, it's back to school. In the Goulding house, this meant a big change.
In case you don't know my brood, I have two high schoolers: Havia (sophomore) and Nate (junior). They have had a long and winding road in the education arena, as they have been home schooled, co-schooled, charter schooled, and now public schooled. We have adapted their school choice to reflect the needs and values of our family at that moment in our lives, and it's been a really great journey.
So it wasn't incredibly surprising that Nate decided to change schools this year. His talents are emerging in the area of global history and economics, and he wanted to go to a school that focuses on that. But to change at junior year!
I could see the apprehension this morning.
So I had three things to tell him before he...
Several months ago I met someone at a little gathering and she just got on my nerves. I feel like I've already met her many times in my life in other versions, and I'm just not interested in having this person in my circle. And this might be a totally valid response, or I might be preventing myself from engaging with, or even enjoying, someone new. So I believe this deserves some inquiry, since that's what we do when we're in the self awareness game.
Interestingly, the word "resistance" keeps coming up in conversation these days, so I thought it was time to take a look at this issue from the angle of resistance. The kind of resistance I'm talking about is a sense of pushing back against what you know you should do, what you actually want to do, or to what you have to do. For example,