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  • January 10th, 2011 | 10:49 AM
Theme of the Year x Two

I was looking for a theme of the year and had posted that it was going to be GRATITUDE, which I still think is the one I am most keeping at the forefront. But this weekend it occurred to me that it is also shaping up to be a year of LETTING GO.

I want to let go of so much emotional baggage I've been carrying around for years.
I want to let go of expectations.
I want to let go of toxic people in my life.
I want to let go of one-way relationships.
I want to let go all this stupid worry that I am doing "it" (whatever "it" that might be at the time) wrong.
I want to let go of not writing what it is I want to write because someone said that "trend" was over or they were sick of it or they didn't think it would ever sell.
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shoebrera
January 10th, 2011 07:50 pm (UTC)
Good for you! One must let go of the present rung on the ladder to reach for the next one up.
susanwrites
January 11th, 2011 07:16 am (UTC)
Thanks. But it's so very hard to let go when you're not quite sure you can even see the next rung. :)
shoebrera
January 12th, 2011 12:51 am (UTC)
Now you're entering the realm of faith, blind faith. It's called that for a reason. ;)
double_t_t
January 10th, 2011 08:56 pm (UTC)
Wow. I could have written this myself. I'm on board with you! Here's to our success!
susanwrites
January 11th, 2011 07:16 am (UTC)
Yay! I second that success for us! We'll cheer each other on, ok?
double_t_t
January 11th, 2011 04:42 pm (UTC)
Deal! =)
d_michiko_f
January 10th, 2011 09:34 pm (UTC)
I'm with you! xoxoxoxox
susanwrites
January 11th, 2011 07:16 am (UTC)
I never doubted it for a moment! Thanks.
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susanwrites
January 11th, 2011 07:17 am (UTC)
Thanks! Good luck with your own.
tracyworld
January 11th, 2011 02:48 am (UTC)
I love Gratitude and Letting Go. Am going to try to keep them both in the front of my brain and heart.

Thank you.
susanwrites
January 11th, 2011 07:17 am (UTC)
Good luck! I know, logically, it will be good for me. It seems that time management and my own brain are what conspire against me. But I shall persevere.
tracyworld
January 11th, 2011 02:51 pm (UTC)
And Prevail (my personal mantra). :)
kellyrfineman
January 11th, 2011 05:05 am (UTC)
These are good goals. And I see that many of them are inter-related, which means that if you focus on one, you're probably benefiting another as well. Smart cookie!
susanwrites
January 11th, 2011 07:18 am (UTC)
Thanks, Kelly. Yes, they are inter-related and I do think (hope) that will help.

I know I'll feel 20 pounds lighter without all this crap weighing me down.
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.






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