I saw the theme for Nablopomo this month is “Now”. This seemed relevant to me, and to my healing, on so many levels, so I thought I’d give it a whirl.
The first thing that came to mind when I thought about the theme was “mindfulness”, which so many people talk about in so many contexts.
I thought immediately of the Back Up Therapist saying I should enjoy the present: “So, if you’re in London, you should enjoy London – not spend your time wishing you were in Paris.”
Good point. In the context of my session, what the Back Up Therapist meant was that I should enjoy my current job for what it is and for what it gets me in terms of lifestyle and flexibility, even if as a job it’s boring and not challenging or stimulating and really just pretty d@mned tedious.
True. So here we are. Now.
Another little thing the Nablopomoers are doing this month is offering daily writing prompts. Today’s is:
When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
In a rare moment of what the Wonder Therapist once said is disgustingly normal, I wanted to be a doctor – so I could help people; nurture and care for them. And when I got a bit older, I wanted to be a model. The glamour part is apparently disgustingly normal for little girls, though my rationale was that if I was beautiful then people would love me and not hurt me.
Stay tuned and I’ll see if I can find more to say about “Now” over the coming month 😉