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101 Things in 1001 Days: Mondo Beyondo 2008 Part One: Completing

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Mondo Beyondo 2008 Part One: Completing

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?)

My greatest achievement for 2007 was giving birth to my beautiful daughter. She has taught me that it is so much easier the second time around! She brings me such joy and after two years of trying to conceive she truly is a blessing.

My greatest discovery of 2007 was Yoga. Where have I been all these years? Living under a rock?? By far the most calming, centering, pleasurable physical and spiritual practice ever.

I’m glad I persevered with my blog(s) even though I questioned what the point was on some days. I barely had the time to blog and when I did manage to squeeze a post in nobody was reading!! But I’m, erm, above that… I blog for myself not for anyone else… I truly believe that, I truly believe that, I truly believe that….

2. What is there to grieve about 2007?
(What was disappointing? What was scary? What was hard? What can you forgive yourself for?)

I grieve the fact that I came home from hospital the same day I gave birth. In hindsight, I should have spent a night or two just to rest. I haven’t rested (in the real sense of the word) since.

I grieve that I didn’t make or sell a single handbag in 2007 and so ended up not starting my business as I thought I would.

I grieve that I let myself be pressured into stopping breastfeeding sooner than I intended to. And I’m still mad about it.

I grieve that I let myself be consumed far too often by negative energy.

I grieve that I severely neglected my faith.

I grieve that I didn’t take enough leaps of faith and act on my instincts more.

I grieve that I ‘let my body go’ and fed it junk when it was crying out for care and kindness.

But for all these I forgive myself and move on.

3. What else do you need to say about the year to declare it complete?

I may not have achieved all that I set out to at the beginning of the year but sometimes circumstances and events take over. Having a 2 hour labour and a gorgeous (now 7 month old) baby daughter more than makes up for it.



Thank you to Andrea for this liberating exercise.

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Blogger Lu said...

Really like your list. Very nice and good luck going above and beyond...BIG!

Thursday, January 10, 2008  

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