Monday, December 20, 2010

beyond avoidance



There are a lot of things I should have done this year and didn't. I should have written more. I should have photographed more. I should have called friends. Or better yet, written some good old-fashioned letters. I should have volunteered more. I should have unpacked the one box that's still sitting in my room from moving at the end of February.
All in all, I should have been more proactive. More engaged in life. More assertive. I let things happen that didn't need to happen. Other things didn't happen because I didn't make them happen. I was unsure. Indecisive. Worried. Afraid. Busy. Preoccupied.
Oh dear. What now? Well, as my friend Anne Shirley likes to say: "Tomorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it." Hopefully, I can greet each tomorrow with purpose, intent, self-assurance, and grace.
This post also appears at www.stephaniemeissner.com.

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