Parenting and the Hero’s Journey

2017-08-18T13:19:58-04:00September 30th, 2007|Dare Dream Do, Personal|

My friend's daughter will go away to college next year. Her daughter is bright, hard-working, a leader, and could have gone pretty much anywhere, but elected to go to what most would consider a 'safety' school. The decision has been tough for both. Daughter, because she wants Mom to be proud, and the 'safety' school wasn't Mom's first choice. For Mom -- for all moms -- I wonder if it's tough because we are afraid, feel fear? The fear that we inevitably feel at the start of a hero's journey as we prepare to walk into the unknown? Except that when it's our children...