Fielding Life #SixSentenceStories

I’m forever fielding questions and conflicts, smoothing out the rough edges of life and personalities for my loved ones, or trying to.

I’ve just finished refereeing a match between the personalities, desires, and feelings of my husband and my son.

The real issue is mine, and it is this:

I’m damn tired of putting others’ fragile egos before my own preferences!

Sorry, I didn’t mean “before;” I meant “over and above,” “instead of,” “regardless of,” whichever you choose, it’s still the same.

And I have just enough energy left to ask myself what would happen if I met my own expectations for a change, instead of meeting the expectations of others at the expense of my own!

Six sentences for Denise’s “field” prompt at

10 thoughts on “Fielding Life #SixSentenceStories

  1. “To thine own self be true”. I can say from experience, easier said than done 🙂
    A process of self evolving is the term I apply to my own self.
    As already implied, you’d no doubt have more energy (always a +); ideally husband and son would learn to forge their own path towards an understanding of each other.
    Self discovery and reward for all involved! (Looks good on paper, anyway 😀 )

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  2. Totally worth the effort (to meet your own expectations) but, as Denise writes above, easier said than done.
    From personal experience, beware the entangling of expectations, they are rooted on both ends and the far end is easier to see than the one within us.

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  3. Trying to smooth out the rough edges of life and personalities whether within a family situation or among those with whom you work certainly can drain one of their energy. Finding ways to replenish ones “bucket” is so important to maintaining one’s own sanity, as well as providing a way to find new insights as to how to help others.

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