As a client and I were recently working on wrapping up her course of therapy she mentioned the well known words of Nanny McPhee about her time in therapy. “When you need me but do not want me, then I must stay. When you want me, but no longer need me, then I have to go.” As her therapist sitting on the chair across from the couch, the words were very touching and very true. These words have stuck with me. Leaving me with a sense of pride that I was able to be the one to hold space for her, while she did the work she was so resistant and fearful of.
This is it.
This is the moment I step over the ledge and intentionally practice being vulnerable with you to see, follow and be with.
This is Me. Within myself, as a wife, mom, therapist, sister, daughter, friend.
Who am I really? I am a raging introvert, real speaking, honest to the core, recovering perfectionist. Yes, still in recovery as this is something I continue to struggle with although I know it does not really exist.