I want to let go of the words "not enough" and "too much." And I want to create as much "just right" as I possibly can.
I want to let go of my views about aging.
This year I turned 60. I am so surprised at that number yet full of gratitude for that much time. In a youth-centered culture I dreaded reaching this milestone. Instead, I wish I had embraced it. Sixty doesn’t feel one bit different from 59. So this year I want to let go of my views about aging.
I want to create within myself a more positive attitude about what is happening to my body and in my life. I want to share that positive attitude with others. I want to create an example for my granddaughter of a strong creative fulfilled woman who embraces life and lives it to the fullest. I interviewed an 80 year old woman for a college class many years ago. The one phrase I will never forget from that interview was, “When people look at me all they see is an old woman but I am so much more than that.” We are all so much more than just our age.
Let go of unworthiness
I want to let go of that nagging & insidious belief that I am a fraud and that people will discover that I am far less worthy and intelligent than I make myself appear to be. Having been raised by a parent who constantly compared me to my older brother (the "successful one"), at age 49, I will put this less worthy feeling to bed so my next half century is better!
I want it to be a journey of the unexpected and the entertaining.
I want learn to live my life in the moment. To stop planning for the times to come and do them NOW. Stop saving the good china for a special occasion and use it everyday. I want to make every day "a special occasion" and even though I am not sure where life will take me I want it to be a journey of the unexpected and the entertaining with good friends along as an added plus.
What is your answer to this question: What do you want to let go of, and what do you want to create in 2012?
You can submit it here and I will post several a day as we count down to the launch of my new 37days site on January 5th, 2012 with a free, online party! Come! Over 860 people have registered so far! I'll be giving away lots of books, 2012 Life is a Verb calendars, and free classes! Bring your own cupcake and I hope to see you there!