Forgiveness is the needle that knows how to mend. ~ Jewel
In a recent chat with a family member, the subject of darning entered the conversation. Darning is an age-old tradition that perhaps your grandmother or great-grandmother performed. Mine did, although I never mastered the task. Perhaps you have and still carry on such a practice.
What I did find fascinating about the darning process was that of watching my grandmother restore her socks to good use again through the simple feat of darning. I would sit beside her and watch as the darning needle did its magic in weaving new life into tattered stockings. Sometimes, I would get to hold the yarn. Sometimes, the ball of yarn would get away from me and there it would go -- bouncing and rolling across the floor, unraveling into a mess of yarn that I tried to return to its original state, though it never seemed to look the same as before. Grandmother didn’t seem to mind.
My client used that word the other day to describe his current “between jobs” status.
“I feel like my life is unraveling before my very eyes.”
“My plan to change jobs unraveled before I had a chance to get another one.”
“With the new boss, everything seemed to unravel.”
What, if anything, is unraveling in your professional life?
What steps are you taking and what strategies are you using to mend your situation?
How are you darning your professional life to good health and new purpose?
Poets don't draw. They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again, but differently. ~ Jean Cocteau