Spring 2023 At Last! I hope this newsletter finds you with a healthy and happy start to the Spring season.
“Every flower must grow through dirt."
Laurie Jean Sennott
Do You Identify as Being a Black Sheep?
I meet a lot of people who identify as the "black sheep" of their family. Although the term black sheep may have a negative connotation, the people I meet are anything but. Rather, they are brave and cycle breakers forging their own path in life different from their family of origin. Read on to learn more...
Being the black sheep of the family can be a difficult experience. It means that you are seen as different from the rest of your family, and often not in a positive way. You may feel like you don't fit in, and that you are constantly being judged or criticized by your family members.
There can be many reasons why someone is considered the black sheep of their family. Perhaps they have different interests, beliefs, or values than the rest of their family. Maybe they have made choices or decisions that are not in line with their family's expectations, such as choosing a non-traditional career path, or not following a particular religion.
Being the black sheep of the family can lead to feelings of loneliness, isolation, and even rejection. It can be challenging to maintain a strong relationship with family members who do not accept or understand you. However, it is important to remember that you are not alone, and that there are many people who have had similar experiences.
It may be helpful to seek support from friends, a therapist, or a support group. It may also be beneficial to have an open and honest conversation with your family about how you feel, and to try to find common ground and understanding, if this can be done safely. Ultimately, it is important to prioritize your own well-being and happiness, which may involve using boundaries, distancing yourself from your family, or making difficult choices. Ultimately, you get to decide.