Happy CASIGY™ Mother’s Day!
Balancing CASIGY™ Mom’s Own Needs With Your Family’s Needs
Today is Mother’s Day in the United States, Australia and many other countries. It’s a day of great joy and also pain for many. If you’re having a tough time with Mothers Day, you may appreciate this post from my archives: ‘I Hate Mother’s Day!’
When I had young children, my fantasy of the perfect Mother’s Day was for my husband to take the kids and do something fun with them and leave me alone in the house for a change. That never happened, and is not ever likely to, and by now, I’m OK with that. But as a strong Introvert, I wasn’t sure that I was going to survive my children’s infancy and early childhood, and I was desperate for solitude. If you’re a CASIGY™, that is, a “Creative, Acutely Aware, Super-Sensitive, Intense, and/or Gifted You” maybe you can relate.
My favorite things to do on Mother’s Day include taking long walks/hikes outdoors and doing Contemplative Handwork™, which starts with making things with ones hands that represent the inner process. Our family had outdoor activities planned for today, but (speaking of mothers) Mother Nature had other things in mind. We have 6-10 inches of new snow on the ground this morning. I’m still game for an outdoor walk, but my 95 year old mother is not, so we’ve changed our family plans. Before I take that outdoor walk, I did spend some solitary time this morning with my Contemplative Handwork™. The particular piece that I’ve been working with recently appears to be wrapping up. I’ve often been asked to share examples of CH, so if you’d like to see and read some of my process with it, you can find it here.
I’m interested to hear the struggles that other CASIGY™ moms face and also what you do to you balance your own needs, for example – needs for solitude and creative expression – with the needs of your families. Comments anyone?