I didn't know if my hands, feet, muscles and mental space would let me participate at my first visit to the climbing gym. And so much of me wanted to sit out on the sidelines. But this is a game of trust and positive self-talk, much like those of us who consult for a living.
I have spent the last 2.5 years listening to children's music, mostly with the kids in the car. Aside from the programming, songs, and the hosts being incredibly fun, the high level of creativity is so inspiring. Don't believe me? Here's what you're missing.
Learning to embrace our flaws is always something to highlight. There is a Japanese art of repairing broken pottery called Kintsugi. The art form embraces the flaws, fills them with powdered gold (or silver, or platinum), and highlights the cracks. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.
I like to leave the house with as little as possible. I hate carrying it. I hate stowing it awkwardly. And I hate the expectant glances a large purse brings. "No, I did not bring your coloring book in here."