Why Lemony?
(the “About Me” page)

February 22, 2004


My head has been spinning since Friday after I finished facilitating the second session of a Parent Training (talking about spiritual parenting and the skills involved for such an endeavor). I am still getting over a weird slow cold, so that contributes to the head spinning, but mostly my mind has just been whirring with thoughts and emotions generated by the parent training and the intensity of that experience for me. The balance between making sure my kids are happy and ok with new babysitters and trying to focus more than all of my attention on the wonderful things all these dear friends are saying so I can facilitate (make the way easy) is really important to me and I can feel myself growing already with the effort of trying to rise to this task and all the implications that it has for my lifestyle are very far-reaching. It keeps me very aware of my own parenting which is a good thing. And the level of organization required is higher than I have reached before (and I consider myself a fairly organized person). And the whole experience is dominated by this great love that is just coming from everyone involved in the parent training which makes it so easy for me- they are facilitating my growth as a facilitator! And it all feels really big in my head and keeps it spinning, thinking, and other areas of life get pulled into the vortex and so I'm planning out the whole summer's gardening in my head. All the changes I want to make, all the ideas it would be fun to try. Trying to figure out priorities since not half of them will actually get done. Trying to guestimate costs of each project and pick the cheapest ones. I wonder if I should try to slow down or if it will just subside on its own. Or if the hope of spring has a quickening effect that will just keep going and growing faster. I feel a little dizzy, but elated too.

Posted by Bahiyyih at February 22, 2004 11:28 AM

I have felt the same brain whizzing of lots of stuff to do. The more I get into the semester, the more I realise that I need to start doing things, like papers and the like, but then Spring is coming and I've been planning on asking my landlord for permission to plant a little garden and then what are we going to do for Spring Break (our original trip got kerplunked) and then of course Ayyam-i-Ha is around the corner...

And of course with the todos are the accompanying emotions and then I get excited about things and want to do more! I think its the pre-spring overload, if there's such a thing... If there isn't, there should be.

Posted by: liz at February 23, 2004 11:44 AM

It sounds like the parent training is an excellent experience! Way to go, Hiya! We started Fundamental Verities, This Day of God, in Baha'i School and I'm loving it. Daniel Adebayo is our facilitator and he's so great and laid back. I like Liz's word todos. I was trying to think, what's a todo? Love, Love, Love

Posted by: Layli Elena at February 23, 2004 08:37 PM