I had vaguely remembered that if someone told me I couldn’t do something… you guessed it I had to try. More often than not I did do it …in my own way but done.
I have countless memories of doing this. I really detest being restricted by someone else’s idea of what I can achieve. My two recent favourites are getting my Masters (take that doubters, which sadly often included me) and writing my chapter in a book I simply treasure for its meaning to me, currently in the final processes prior to publication internationally (when published I will blog on this).
My life, currently, is spent living in the moment. In the spirit of this I have a very now example of my refuting another person limiting me. That includes my husband who has learned over time and does it rarely. He said that I could not mow the middle lawn of three. I said I could because it is the only flat section of the three.
At the moment I am on a break from mowing the bottom AND middle lawns. I intend to mow the top lawn too. He is right in his thinking that with my physical fitness level and arthritic knees condition. I am not ignoring these, I am adapting to them. I couldn’t mow the lower lawn as high up the slope as hubby can and I am probably slower. I bet he critiques my mowing lines lol. I tried to be neat but he’s a man …
What living in this moment taught me is that some of who I was in the past is not all bad. I like my determination and tenacity. What is even more crucial is that I want to make my restrictions. Like proving the lawn point but only to what my knees can manage.