MaturityThat's my theme word for the year. I know, I know. It's a little late for new year's themes, but I'm a little slow sometimes. And over the past few weeks, maturity has been a recurrent theme. Maybe it's buying a house, maybe it's giving up on all those unfulfilled dreams of my 20s and 3os, or maybe it's just time, but I finally feel like I'm growing up and part of that growing up is responding to life with a level of emotional maturity that I've never been able to muster before. Now, does that mean that I no longer scream at my computer when it freezes on me or that I'm the picture of patience with a teller that is as slow as molasses on a cold day? No. I'm still me. But in general, I'm making an effort to respond in a more mature way--to my friends, to my family, and to life in general.
I've finally tired of being a brat. Who knew the day would come? May all who know me rejoice. This is a record day! ha! But seriously, it's a big shift internally to even be willing to try. Up to now my attitude has always been 'take me or leave me', which works up to a point; but when it doesn't work, it creates a lot of havoc and a lot of hurt and confusion in relationships.
So, here's to maturity. It kind of feels good to be a grown-up.