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.


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!!