Monday, September 6, 2010

Free to Be Me

Today I am a guest at Truth and Grace Ministries blog with Karen Lowe.

For many years, I lived a depressed life. I would wake up, take the kids to school, come home, start some wash, and go back to bed. About noon, I’d get up, eat something, put the clothes in the dryer, and return to bed. At three, I forced myself to put on clothes, wash my face, and pick up the boys from school. I moped around the rest of the day doing only what was required.

Though I’ve never been incarcerated, I formed bars around myself that limited my life and freedom. Why? What happened to me?

For years, I tried to be everything that everyone wanted me to be. I could not live up to their expectations; therefore, I felt like a failure–as a wife, mom, friend, and, yes, even as a Christian.

To read the rest of this post, click on over.

4 gracious comments:

Warren Baldwin said...

Linke and read. Excellent article. I think I have the traits of a sanguine. Plan on linking back and reading the other articles in this series. Thanks.

Spring M Fricks said...

I finished reading at Karen's site but thought I comment over here. LOL. Loved it. I've had those days myself or should I say seasons. But, I'm definitely not a Sanguine. I'm not sure what I am, but I can't wait to find out.

Shonda said...

Warren and Spring, thank you so much for your gracious comments.

Please continue to read the follow-on articles the next three weeks on Karen's blog.

Also, Shona and I are teaching a webinar on Personalities and Dealing with Difficult People at 12:30 EST on Wed, Sept 15.

Log into the webinar link below 10 minutes prior. It's free, no registration required.


Having It All said...

HI there! I enjoyed reading this! I just may be a Sanguine too. Thank you for your honest words.