boot camp

Wonder Woman!

Have you ever received a gift that the giver believes emulated you in some way? 

My sister sees me as ‘Wonder Woman’. Imagine that!

Truly, my life is full, mostly with educational endeavors with adult learners and with the care-taking pursuits of two elderly Moms. Although my profession is an adult educator, I find, my life these days is as a learner. As such, life take the form of a self-propelled boot camp with many forks in the road, few of which are pleasant. Taking the road less traveled , I become the leader of those yet to experience these life issues. One foot in front of the other, learning from these difficult life problem-solving opportunities, then encouraging those who are just beginning this arduous journey provides additional purpose.

Exhausting work that might be better equipped by embodying a super hero physique with great accessories.

Selfless work that is rarely recognized by others. I often wonder, to what end? When will it all end?

But my focus is not on the exact end time or place, but rather how it will end.

And the ending will be as best as it can be if I enact my superpowers to intervene and advocate.

Indeed, I have learned to behave like a super hero-one win, no matter how small, is a win.

Life issues are not resolved in a day. Rather, small victories are won daily through small well-planned actions, plans and to-do lists.  Indeed, superheroes do not route out all evil in one encounter. Just as one villain is arrested, another crops up-more sinister than the last. Each foe is studied to create strategy towards defeat.

Nevertheless, superheroes also know their kryptonite. Superheroes rally other super heroes, discovered through taking the time to research and to develop these prime-connections before the onslaught. Fighting issues through working collaboratively with every super hero focusing on their best selves/skills as part of the endeavor, fuels the hope of success.

Action is applied, results are analyzed, weapons are identified and sharpened. The tool box for the next encounter continues to grow. Surely, we superheroes will live to fight another day, win these battles one victory at a time!