Two things you should know: 1. I’m a big fan of Wonder Woman…she’s been my superhero of choice since a wee girl. 2. I’m a bit of a disaster trying to be Wonder Woman..though that fact hasn’t deterred me from trying through the years.
Today I took some time to remember, to remember some of my attempts to pull off superhero status. My passion for top grades and involvement in all things extra-curricula turned my colon spastic in my teens. Then there were the glory days of my late twenties when perfectionism and people-pleasing catapulted me into workaholism. Let’s just say that didn’t end well (i.e. my boss banned me from work for three days…and I then I temporarily checked myself into a convent). Living in a quasi war-zone and then grad school teamed with full time work in my thirties created more cracks in my armor.
As I recalled all these failed attempts at Wonder Woman, I became deeply grateful that I could never really pull it off. That’s been my saving grace–my invitation to experience divine grace. It’s set me on this journey to become a Woman of Wonder.
While I have so much more to learn about wonder, what a soulful adventure it is!