December 5th - Let Go
"Let Go. What (or whom) did you let go of this year? Why" - Alice Bradley
This year, I let go of the embarrassment. I have always been unusually concerned about what other people thought of my choices. I think it comes from my misguided belief that I should be someone other than who I am.
In her book The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin establishes 12 Personal Commandments and the first one is to Be Gretchen. This was a revelation for me. For the first time, I started considering whether my choices were true to myself rather than conforming to how I think I should be behaving.
I'm still trying to figure out everything that Being Claire means, but I do know:
I love reading historical mysteries, preferably ones that have a great romance.
I love writing letters.
I love making things with my hands.
I love being a stay-at-home mom.
This post was written in response to the daily prompt at #reverb10, allowing you to reflect on 2010 and manifest what's next.
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