Today I was thinking about the fact that we, as people, keep many things locked up in our lives. We keep physical things locked up and we keep emotional feelings locked up.
Sometimes as we keep things locked up we think we are finding freedom in holding things at bay…. and other times…. other times I wonder if we are actually chaining ourselves and limiting our lives as we keep things locked up.
I find that the less I leave locked up, the more I am able to deal with (whether it is my physical “stuff” or emotional “stuff”) the better my life becomes, the more content I am.
As I am willing to face those things I wanted locked up, I become a better parent, a better partner – and I am able to give to the best of my ability all the support I can to my staff, our amazing students, and their wonderful families.
Today, 132 days ’til 40, I remind myself that life gets better when we stop locking things up!