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Six-Word Saturday Meme #49

Posted on: November 22, 2014

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I’ve always felt like a misfit

To start, I’m a motherless daughter. My mom died me when I was four.

This meant I grew up in a single-parent home. It also means I was raised by my dad.

Skipping ahead to my adult years, I stayed single until I was forty. In that time, I had fewer dates than I can count on my one hand.

Even after getting married, I still often feel on the outside. Why? Because I have yet to experience motherhood.

There are other ways I could name too. Such as the fact that being female doesn’t mean I can cook or do other stuff traditionally associated with women. Or the fact that I am an introvert but like to teach.

The newest way I feel like a misfit involves my health. Every month, hormonal imbalances throw my body out of sync. Instead of feeling vibrant and calm, I feel anxious or listless or any other number of less than welcome emotions.

Sometimes I feel alone in my differences. Other times, I feel blessed for how they uniquely formed my life.

That’s what’s on my mind this week. What about you?

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8 Responses to "Six-Word Saturday Meme #49"

It is a wonderful thing how strong and determined we can be no matter what life handed us, because everyday we get another new day to make it how ever we want!

I love the start of a day. It always holds such potential. 🙂

this 6ws really struck home as I’ve always felt like a misfit too — even (especially!) within my own family. And like you, I go back and forth between feeling alone and being grateful for the fact I’m “different.” something clicked this morning though and I think that maybe I’m going to start being able to embrace my differentness (is that a word? lol) and like myself for it. whatever quirks you have, they make you special and give you a unique perspective, and those of us who read your blog appreciate it. I’m sure many, many, many others do too. 🙂 hugs!!

My husband always tells me to, “Embrace your weirdness!” He’s been a strong supporter in helping me feel loved just the way I am. He’s helped me to accept myself, with all my quirks.

A lot of authors whom I admire have talked about growing up and feeling different. Many of them also try to encourage their readers and/or their audience to recognize that those differences are blessings. They’ve been so inspirational to me that I’ve begun not only to embrace their message, but also to start being open about my own feelings of isolation.

I’m glad my post hit home with you. When I posted, I felt trepidation about what kind of reaction I might receive. Your encouragement is much appreciated!

I am woman, hear me roar!!!

I think if everyone was the same, life would be dull.
This week I have Christmas on my mind. I know it is only November, but there are Christmas decorations everywhere in the shops and on the TV. It’s making me think that I had better start thinking about it!

With my family being in Canada, I have to order gifts early. So, I usually start thinking of Christmas, oh, about now. 🙂

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Summer Reviews

Books can take connect us with strangers, take us to unique places, and introduce us to new ideas. They can also offer hope in a chaotic world. And so I must share what I read!

Each week, I’ll introduce you to religious books, Advanced Reader Copies, animal books, or diversity books. Some I’ll review as singles and others as part of round-ups. Just ahead, there will be reviews of:

  • Joni: The unforgettable story of a young woman’s struggle against quadriplegia & depression by Joni Eareckson
  • The True Story of the World’s Most Beloved Animal Sanctuary by Samantha Glen
  • Brothers in hope : the story of the Lost Boys of Sudan–refugees by Mary Williams
  • The Inner Life of Cats by Thomas McNamee

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