Welcome to being Boswell…I am Patricia Boswell.
I am currently living the third incarnation of my life. In this episode, I am as old as I’ve ever been…so sometimes I know
more than I ever did. Other times, not so much.
I have always questioned life, but now I tend to ask out loud, sometimes even to others. I make meaning of life events and relationships. I was born wondering what made myself and others act differently to the same event. I began with my family-which kept me busy for most of my childhood. (Who am I kidding; they still keep me guessing.)
I see life lessons every where. (A cigar is rarely a cigar.) I look for deeper meaning to my life experiences. I think this is fun, most of the time.
I wouldn’t be young again for anything. Well, maybe for two things, remembering where I left my glasses and why I went into that room.
My 2 kids are grown. They turned out to be really amazing people (thank god after putting all that work into them!) “Job well done and phew,” I say!
I am divorced. I was married to my kids father for 23 years. (Job not so well done.)
I am remarried to a man that is my match.
I am also a psychotherapist of 30 years who specializes in women’s issues. I have listened to many women over the years. Through my listening I have learned, in detail and extremes, what we love, what we don’t and why.
We love to be right. We love each other, most of the time, until we disagree or feel misunderstood. We have a hard time with that. We want the best for our children and loves ones. We want to be believed, respected and equal. We get really pissed when we are not-whether we say it out loud or not. We believe we know what someone else is thinking or feeling and act accordingly. We confuse opinion with fact; especially when it is a negative perception about us.
We women are an agreeable contradiction. I love that about us.
Being Boswell is a way of life.
Welcome and Enjoy! And please let me know what you think.