Sunday, September 30, 2007

Sunday Scribblings-Powerful

Today's Sunday Scribblings is on the word powerful. When do you/have you felt powerful and what does that mean.

For me, I had to think long and hard. I have not felt powerful since my kids were born. It's an amazing thing, becoming a mother for the first time. That feeling of powerful and powerless hit you at the exact same moment. Your thoughts range from, "I can shape this child" to "how am I going to shape this child?" all within five minutes of each other.

To say when was the last time I felt really powerful that I can do anything had to be when I took a trip before I got married in 2001. I toured the world for nine weeks prior to moving to Dallas.

All that planning. Where do I want to go from here? I just took a world map and thought, where have I always wanted to go? The world was at my disposal.

The trip started with a wedding in India with my dearest Joseph Legaspi. JoJo and I decided to take three weeks to tour India. We ended in Bombay. From there, I went to Singapore and then Australia for a couple of weeks. Then, off to Korea and Japan.

Touring all those places by myself is such a scary undertaking. It makes you really force yourself to be the bravest and strongest person you can. In short, your most powerful you.

4 comments:

Bonggamom said...

You are shaping your children's lives each and every day, that is your power as a parent and it is within you!

tumblewords said...

Strangely enough, a lot of power I felt was in traveling alone - then someone would comment: 'You did what? Alone? I'd never...' Nice post!

nonizamboni said...

Nice reminder of personal power we're not always aware we have. Traveling by yourself--I'm impressed. Great post.

Redness said...

A woman travelling alone and a mother, that's powerful ... welldone!!