alec wek avatarWelcome to Breaking Dishes, a blog about gaining new understanding of what it means to be a grown-up. I like being a grown-up. I never really enjoyed childhood. I felt like I had done it too many times and I was tired. I just wanted to grow up. And most adults would say, “when you get grown, you’ll wish you were a kid again.” They were wrong. With each passing grown up day, I cherish my freedom more and more. I enjoy making my own money, creating my own debt, getting out of debt, falling in love with myself and out of love with others. I adore living in my own space and cleaning up my room simply because I have evolved to the place where clean is beautiful.

I like not having to answer the door or answer the phone if I don’t want to. No one can say, “get the door”, because no one can tell me what to do. I’m a grown-up. I can eat pancakes for dinner and double-dipped chocolate covered peanuts for breakfast. I can have Champagne on Wednesdays while reading the Baghavad Gita and the Bible at the same time.

No one can tell me what God is or what religion is good or bad. I can speak my peace and not be told to “keep quiet, this is an adult conversation.” I can start the conversation and carry the conversation and end the conversation when I don’t like what’s being said. And I can go to bed at 2am……………………………………………………and be tired in the morning, without hearing anyone say, “I told you so.”

Everything I do in my life is about freedom. I am constantly breaking new ground within myself and shattering old beliefs that were’nt my beliefs anyway. They were borrowed from my mom, and her mom and her mom and now, I am giving them all back.

So this blog may not be for you, if you’re still afraid to let the phone ring or eat corn on the cob for breakfast, but it is for you, if you value breaking out and breaking into yourself and of course, if you have the passion enough to break dishes!

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