Feeling Tender and Vunerable By Carmen Torbus

You know how sometimes you are such good friends with someone, you can finish each others sentences? Each other’s thoughts?

I am blessed with that sort of Rock Star friend.

She is so in tune with me, that she recently called me from Colorado one day (while she was on vacation no less!) because she had just read a moving article. It had spoken to her, and she knew it would speak to me.

Because it was me.

So that’s how I came across this fabby post from artist and blogger Carmen Torbus

This is for any Mom, Momprenuer, frustrated artist, or stifled employee.

This is for all of us that sometimes feel like we are trout swimmin upstream.

Like we are all alone in the Big Pond of Life.

Enjoy:

Sometimes I sit and dream.



I think of all the things I’d like to do.


I put off the stuff that needs to be done,


trading that time for day dreams.



Thinking of conversations I’d like to have,


with old friends,

 
current friends and


with friends I’ve not yet made.


Wondering where the other people like me are.


How do I find them?


How do I connect?



I long to sit and laugh,


sip coffee, or hot cocoa, or tea,


while making a mess with art supplies,


or just chatting about nothing in particular,


or the meaning of life itself.


Deep conversations,


light conversations,


no conversation,


just being.

I don’t want to just be a dreamer,


I want to be a doer.



I want to paint.


I want to write.


I want to take pictures.


I want to talk.


I want to listen.


I want to have a tribe of my own,


and be a part of the tribe of others.


I want to be a part of something bigger.


Something good.


Something powerful.


Make a contribution to the world.




Sometimes I think it’s me that gets in my way.


Is it fear that stops me?


Lack of belief?


Lack of motivation or energy?


Lack of work?

I sit back and watch others do what I know in my heart I can do too.


Sometimes envious, or jealous, wondering what the secret is.



Wishing I could know what they know,


I cheer them on.


Pat them on the back.


Encourage.


Congratulate.


Sit in awe of.


Recognizing their potential,


their strength,


their capabilities,


their talent,


their accomplishments.


What is the missing piece?


How do I reach my full potential,


my strength,


my capabilities,


my talent,


so that I can realize and accomplish my dreams,


and contribute.



I suppose I’m not alone in my desires,


my dreams,


my paralysis.


I suppose the only way to find out is to “do” while continuing to dream.


I suppose I don’t have to know how, I just have to start.

 
Welcome my friends, to the Tribe of Mom Squad Central.
 
Kick off your shoes. Make yourself comfy.
 
Grab a cup-o-coffee, Diet Coke, or whatever is your pleasure….
 
..and hang a while.
 
Cuz we “get it”.
 
We know.
 

And I am pretty sure you will fit right in 🙂

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About Becky Flansburg


Becky Flansburg is freelance writer, blogger and virtual assistant living in Northern Minnesota. A dedicated mom to two beautiful kids, her veteran blog Franticmommy.com is filled with laughter and love about the joys parenthood. Becky is also committed to helping women realize their work-from-home dreams, enjoy life beyond the cubicle and find clarity in the work/life/family balance. Connect with Becky via her website, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest

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One Response to Feeling Tender and Vunerable By Carmen Torbus

  1. TSinbrainerd May 19, 2010 at 4:04 pm #

    WE’RE ALL ROCKSTARS – SOME OF US JUST HAVEN’T STEPPED UP TO THE MICROPHONE YET!

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