This post is in response to today’s writing circle prompt being hosted on the blog of the delightful and ever-inspiring angel-in-residence, Amy Oscar. I was really looking forward to doing the Reverb project this year and when it was “cancelled”, Amy graciously offered this alternative. Please check it out and join us if you can. YOU inspire me. And I love you. ~ LMB
I’m stepping into something new.
CHOOSING to begin…
Life is like that.
Each day, hell, each moment arrives with a freshness we’ve never experienced before.
Too often, however, we fail to recognize the gift.
And that’s ok.
There will be another moment to choose.
This beginning is different for me.
I’m not angry about what’s ending. What I’m giving up.
I am not focused on the inconvenience of it all.
I feel at ease.
I take this new step minus the baggage of a 26 year old hurt.
I take this new step accepting the *why* of moving after only 4 months in this apartment.
I take this step celebrating the fact that in choosing this move, I am honoring ME.
My need for privacy.
My need for peace.
My need to create and live in an environment that supports me.
My need to have the people I share space with respect all of those things.
Never again will I settle again for anything less.
I am beginning…again.
Gratitude on my lips.
Love in my ever-expanding heart.
Wide-eyed with excitement and wonder.
Pens, journals and pictures in tow.
And not much else.
I have no need to carry much of anything else anymore.
(Did you get that?) 😉
And it feels good.
How about you? What are you taking with you or better yet, leaving BEHIND, as you Begin…again?