September 21, 2018

By Connie B.

    To quote Michael Ketterer of America’s Got Talent fame, “When you’re surviving, you can’t dream.” And I will add if you don’t dream, you will neither realize your potential nor reach your goal.

    As an adoptee, most of my life was spent trying to fit in, to be accepted and to belong. In retrospect, I confess the stress caused by trying to survive the fear of any more rejection used up almost alll my energy. I realize now my efforts would have been better put to use individuating a lot sooner and with confidence. But                                                          
that’s all water over the damn. No sense complaining about the past for which there is nothing one can do to change it.

    Simply understanding this much is hugely comforting. And to to move forward, even if it’s a bit late is awesome!