Wednesday, March 8, 2017

More Adventure Girl

My mother used to say, "Don't rush you life." The fact is, I am constantly rushing my life, thinking, Oh I will be so happy when this thing I am worrying about is behind me. 

Right now, I will be happy when March 20 arrives, and my daughter will have traveled to China and Thailand, and will have returned. I hope she has a fantastic time, and that above all, she is safe. I am thinking of my friend who calmly told me her daughter was going to Israel on a birthright trip, then traveling around Europe by herself for a few weeks with a possible side jaunt to Turkey. I hyperventilated for her.



10 comments:

  1. Yes. We all do that. Which is why the concept of "Be Here Now" is so earthshaking.
    So okay, I will hyperventilate for YOU!
    Also? That mirror on the wall behind your beautiful daughter? I have two mirrors from my grandfather which, if not their twins, are certainly their first cousins.
    This is getting a little weird. But also, wonderful.

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  2. Asia is the very best-gentle people, safe. She'll love it, and come back full of tales!

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  3. Sometimes I want a life where my children and I all live on the same block and we eat dinner together every night.

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  4. Safe travels to her! I'm sure she'll have a wonderful time. I hope you're able to set aside worry-though I know how tough that can be!

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  5. I hope she is full of wonderful stories when she returns, and you'll breathe more easily.

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  6. She will have a wonderful time. And when she comes back, she will be more grown up and wiser, with more compassion and insights and, most of all, confident. The kind of confidence you can only gain on your own away from parents.

    Asia and esp. Thailand is full of kind people. (And lots and lots of young gap year folks from Europe, North America and Australia.) She will never be alone. Never be helpless.

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  7. A little anxiety is understandable, but I'm sure she'll have an amazing time. Isn't it exciting to watch her become a global citizen?

    By the way, I loved your comment on my recent post about the uncoordinated appearance of two identical colors and how they mean communication from beyond. I've never heard that before. It's a nice idea!

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  8. I never travelled anywhere because I was too fearful and anxious. I admire her greatly. But I also know a mother's heart. It is hard. xo

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  9. She'll be fine (runs upstairs to check on almost-sixteen-year-old :-D).

    Greetings from London.

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  10. As a worrying mom, I hear you. I'll worry with you until she is back, okay? I hope she has a wonderful time and never wants to go anywhere ever, ever again. Just kidding on the last one :)

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