Tuesday, January 08, 2008
It's time for a new year. And that means it's time for Mondo Beyondo.
1. What do you want to acknowledge yourself for in regard to 2007?
(What did you create? What challenges did you face with courage and strength? What promises did you keep to yourself? What brave choices did you make? What are you proud of?)
In 2007, I created a marriage. After several months of anxiety, and confusion over whether or not I could commit and how I truly felt about marriage as an institution, I took the leap of faith. I am proud that I actually enjoyed my wedding weekend instead of worrying too much about the details and about what everyone else was thinking and doing. And I am proud that at the end of the year, I followed my heart, and told my boss I couldn’t continue in my current job because it wasn’t making me feel alive. I am proud that I am challenging the comfort and the security of the routine.
2. What is there to grieve about 2007?
(What was disappointing? What was scary? What was hard? What can you forgive yourself for?)
I am disappointed that a large part of 2007 was spent battling instead of celebrating myself. I forgive myself for not envisioning my relationship and/or my marriage in the way some other people do. I forgive myself for trying to make myself fit that mold and for thinking something was wrong when I didn’t.
3. What else do you need to say about the year to declare it complete?
The final step is to consider your primary focus for the year to come. What is your primary intention or theme for 2008? Is "2008 is my year of...."
2008 is my year of LIVING. I can no longer accept feeling like I am watching life happen all around me. I want to be a part of it. I want to explore, adventure, have fun and play with reckless abandon. I want to stop being so responsible and worrying about the consequences. Just do what feels right in the moment and worry about what comes next once you get there.