Let go of my measuring stick.
In 2012, I want to let go of my measuring stick. I want to throw the judgment ruler away - that inner measuring stick that I use to compare myself, my work, my husband, my kids, my creative “product” to some perfect ideal. I’ve had that stick a long time and it has outworn its use. It blocks my joy, stifles creativity, lessens me and tarnishes my relationships.
Certainly I want to create more art in 2012 – more photographs and more writing. But really I want to create more expansiveness – to live with hands and heart open. I want to create more wonder - to really treasure and incubate wonder. I want to create a sense of trust- to really believe in positive outcomes, for myself and others. And finally, I want to create a sense of gratitude – for who I am, where I am, what I have, and what I can still be.
To let go of the me that craved attention and approval
I want to let go of the old “young” me…that craved attention and approval; that longed to be others’ version of successful; that wanted to know everything; that yearned to have all the answers; that desired to be loved AND I want to create the young “old” me…that values paying attention to others and lifting them up; that aches to be who I am and nurtures my gifts, that embraces that we know so little; that delights in the fact that all answers lead only to more questions; that desires to love…period.
I need to let go of matching other people's socks.
I need to let go of matching other people's socks. I used to see sock matching and rolling as an act of love–that was back when the feet were smaller and not adult sized as they are now. They are grown ups. Who I love. They can match their own socks…if they want to. If they don't? well, that's their business.
What is your answer? You can submit your answer here. I'll feature a few each day from now until January 5, 2012. On January 5th, I'll unveil what I am creating in 2012 in a free, online party! I would love for you to be there. Information and registration is here.