Conquering the Inner Darkness

It is that time of year again when the theme of Dragons and Inner Darkness come into play. I’ve been struggling with my own dragons and inner darkness recently, and am slowly coming to peace with where things are, and where things are going.

A conversation during the school run’s morning drop off left me in tears. I’ve had building up frustration on a few issues, and the simple question “are you doing ok?” opened the emotional flood gates.

I’m struggling with some serious doubts about a lot of things right now. As I talked through it with my friend, a few others joined us. We commiserated. Their worries are different, yet similar.

As I was walking to my car, a father came up to me and explained he’d overheard our conversation. He had a similar struggle with one of his children, and offered to help me find resources.

I am grateful to have a supportive community.

I am grateful that my struggles are being acknowledged as real.

I am grateful that I am not alone with these worries, and that there are resources.

Things are ok, not perfect.

It is not so much darkness as it is frustration at things out of my control.

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