Waiting for Godot

x-rayAs I sit here waiting to learn the fate of my heel at the doctors office, I am nervous with anticipation. Universe, have I learned my lesson yet? Have I finally healed? 

It's been a long road, one bent with pain and frustration. For my heel, for my life. It's been a long 6 months and much has happened since I rebroke my heel. 
As Cosmic 2x4s go, it's been a great one. It forced me to slow down, to reassess my life, to stop for a moment and just breathe. It allowed me to realize the importance of taking care if myself, putting my oxygen mask on, and loving myself fully and completely.
My heel is strong, stable, supportive. It has seen me through so much in my 40 years on this Earth. And for that I am grateful. I have given it the chance to rest. I will soon know if that time has been enough.

Sometimes waiting is the hardest part, but it can also be where the lessons are learned. Where the struggles start to make sense. Where we realize that maybe what we were waiting for all along was there inside of us to begin with. 

Healing, like life, is a journey. One that it some ways we are never through with until the Universe decides our time is up.


What have you been waiting for? What Life questions still need answers for you to be comfortable with who you are right now? Ask yourself: do I really Need those answers. Do I really Need to keep waiting for …

I am reminded of a play I saw several years ago, Waiting for Godot. It's about 2 men who waste their lives waiting for this Godot, who never shows. But there they stay, waiting faithfully. 
Today I wait no more. I just for cleared to run again. It's been a year and a half. I've bee holding myself back, waiting for my body, mind and spirit to heal. I wait no more. I'm ready.

What will you stop waiting for today?  What step will you take to move forward with your life?


  • Mary, I love this, and I love love love your blog! Kindred spirits, yo.

    So grateful to connect with you. May each step, each jump for joy, each run, bring you lightness and be full of ease!

    Love and blessings,

  • Nadia says:

    Mary, My heart sings when I read your blog post. You speak my language. It is so wonderful to know you. I will stop waiting for ” being enough” . I will step forward with being enough, this instance, this moment. Enough for myself, enough for my life and enough for my world service.

  • Karen says:

    I LOVE this thank you. I know this mantra I am enough very well learning to believe it has taken me forty years. My dear sweet 17 year old daughter struggles with it even though she was brought up with loving parents and all the support she can’t seem to love herself. I try to help her and have shared authentically my journey she knows it well but still can’t see herself as beautiful. Do you have any suggestions to help her she does not want to hear it from her mom. Bless you and yours I am very grateful for your sharing it helped me a lot today. My inner critic is screaming at me you did not do enough or maybe you were around too much. I am stilling those thoughts and trusting the divine to guide me and her back to the mantra I AM ENOUGH JUST THE WAY I AM!

    • Mary E. Pritchard, Ph.D. says:

      Hi Karen,

      Buy her Operation Beautiful by Caitlin Boyle. I also recommend Madly in Love with Me by Christine Arylo. That book changed my life.

  • Andrea says:

    That distinction between “rest” and “waiting” is an important one — especially when we’re dealing with physical challenges. Happy to hear that you’re running again!

  • Linda Joy says:

    Mary beautiful message… Many times we can spend our lives ‘waiting for the ideal situation/ person/ experience instead of living in the moment, accepting what is and trusting the journey. I was guilty of that for many years but today , like you, I follow the guidance of my heart and intuition and allow that to lead my life…

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