In the midst of corresponding with a woman who’s an awesome force for aging expansively, was moved to share the link to Mom’s The Velveteen Grammie article. Gave me pause, skimming over it before sending it off.
Reminded anew of the strange but true reality that my here & now life is what Mom always saw for me. Not the specifics, but very much the general “helping people” thing.
When I was unceremoniously & totally unexpectedly given the boot from the corporate world that I’d aced, it took me all of thirty minutes to realize that MOM was behind the shove out the door. Literally – was driving home in tears, waiting to be scooped up in the waiting arms of my loving husband, when I came to a stop at a traffic light in Willow Grove, half way between BISYS Financial Services & home, and IT hit me with full force: Mom had NEVER seen me in the corporate world.
Now that Mom was fully in spirit, seems she had more clout. Yanked me out of my comfy cushy job & thrust me into the truly great unknown. She knew the truth of what Jen Sincero writes in You Are A Badass At Making Money – – “Taking huge scary steps into the unknown is the best way to scare my BS to the surface. It is like a 2-for-1 deal ~ ~ I make progress AND I unearth my shit.”
Not that Mom would ever use such language, but the underlying message – yeah, that was totally what I got, sitting there in my car, waiting for the light to change. I had been thrown into the Great Unknown AND everything would be fine. Just keep moving forward.
If she could see me now, Mom would be totally UNsurprised, just all, “Yes, that’s what I always saw.” Mom – – thanks for the push & the belief.