Writing, Caregiving & Confessions of a “Recovering” Control Freak

MonaKarel:

I’m going to let Kristen Lamb do the heavy lifting today. We all need to know when to accept help, and keep going

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:

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It’s funny how life has this way of pointing out our weaknesses. We have this delusion that we can keep doing things the way we always have and it will work…and that’s when the pressure piles up. I admit it. I am a control freak and a perfectionist.

I grew up in a family of chaos where the rules changed daily and the only thing I could count on was nothing could be counted on. My family was also rather stoic (likely because we are mostly military and medical workers).

I still tease my mom that she had a saying, “Come home with your lunch kit or ON it.”

Growing up, we went through a lot of bad times and crying was highly discouraged. Second place was the first loser. Failure was not an event, it was who you were.

When Life Lands in the Blender

I try to always…

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2 responses to “Writing, Caregiving & Confessions of a “Recovering” Control Freak

  1. On your recommendation, I started following Kirsten’s blog a while back… thanks for that, again.

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