Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Discerning energy

11-18-09 focus brain

"Just as we need to encourage women to test life's many options, we need to acknowledge real limits of energy and resources. It would be pointless and cruel to prescribe role combinations for every women at each moment of her life. Life has its seasons. There are moments when a women ought to invest emotionally in many different roles, and other moments when she may need to conserve her psychological energies."
-by Faye J. Crosby, 20th century professor

I read this quote recently and it resonated with me. I'm asking myself what Season of Life am I currently experiencing... and what should I be focusing my energies on?


  1. I ask myself this almost every day. My energy rises and falls, and I try to just recognize it and accept it. Accepting really does help, and not judging. We women are quick to judge ourselves, I find.

  2. yes Ruth, I agree.... I'm my own worst enemy at times.