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1 + 10 = More Real Me in 2011

One Way In - Door at Yale - Original Image by E. Howard Day 11, #Reverb10

Prompt: What are 11 things your life doesn’t need in 2011? How will you go about eliminating them? (Thanks Sam Davidson!)

The one thing I know I can get rid of in 2011 is living up to others expectations of me.

This is assuming, of course, that those expectations are real. Perhaps I should rephrase. Maybe what I am really giving up is my perception that others are pressuring me to be something I am not.

Who needs 11? If I get rid of that ONE thing, I will have already made a new person.

SO that just leaves 1o more.

To make up the other 10… I’d be willing to give up 10 minutes lazing about everyday and commit it to writing.

I don’t do that at the moment. I need to. I mean, I do it sometimes. But what I am learning from this “gotta-go-write-my-reverb10-blog-post” project is that by just taking a minute to stop and write, my writing is changing.

And so am I.

1 = letting go of others’ expectations of me…. or my perception of such!

2-11 = minutes of timeĀ  in the day doing something else. So I can be writing.

Cool.

2 thoughts on “1 + 10 = More Real Me in 2011

  1. “Maybe what I am really giving up is my perception that others are pressuring me to be something I am not”…I am not sure why this is such a challenging thing but I appreciate you verbalizing it in a simple but profound way. Letting go of the first would definitely make a world of difference.
    #2 is something that I need to find in my life again…my creative outlets have been limited to social networking for my job and I have come to realize that I need to feed my creative spirit and re-energize it! Thank you for inspiring!

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