I am finally starting to get it. Sometimes, I can be a little dense. I keep filling out online applications, submitting resumes, trying over and over to fit myself into the boxes.
Have I learned nothing?
Thirty-eight years of living in this body, with this soul, have taught me this:
no matter how well I follow the rules, or try to, I cannot be other than I am.
You see, I have always wanted to be safe, to make the choice that would lead to acceptance, but it really never worked. I was never part of the popular crowd. I got the degrees. I tried to do it right.
But doing it right never seems to be right, because it's not authentic. And oh, the trouble it makes for me, in my living, my work, my parenting...
So, the message I am getting this week, from my sources, from the internet, church, my kid, my wife, my life, is this:
JUST DO WHAT YOU DO.
what about you? Do you try to refuse your own story? I do.
Some stories I might tell you soon, but no promises:
Sara Renee Logan has been telling stories to everyone who would listen since she was seven. She organized storytimes for her college roommates, and spent a year at Oxford studying folklore and folktales. Many years as a Waldorf teacher allowed her to tell stories about everything from Baba Yaga's hut on chicken legs to the water cycle to the life of Joan of Arc. Sara shares her life with her partner, Melanie, their son, and an unreasonable family of pets. She continues to share her love of storytelling and stories with audiences of all ages, specializing in bringing the wild beauty of folktales to young and old. Sara writes about parenting, storytelling, and about living a life with stories.