Dec '11


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

Image credit - Lori Paquette

I’m stepping into something new.


Starting over.


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.


I promise.

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?) 😉

I’m beginning…again.

And it feels good.


How about you? What are you taking with you or better yet, leaving BEHIND,  as you Begin…again?




17 Responses to “Begin…Again”

  1. @Sally_G Says:

    With wide-eyed enchantment and love, gratitude, journals, pens and pics at the ready ~ to quote Dr. Seuss — Ooooh, the PLACES you'll go!!

    Every minute of every day is an opportunity to Begin Again – even if only in the way you choose to see something from a new perspective. Knowing that, and actively accessing that power, is pure magic.

    Grateful you're in this Writer's Circle …
    My recent post What if 'Finding Yourself' is part of the problem?

  2. Buzz Buckingham Says:

    Congrats on your fresh start!
    My recent post Measuring Your Worth

  3. @lisarobbinyoung Says:

    Love love love! Looking forward to seeing what 2012 brings for you. 🙂
    My recent post Putting Up Pay Walls, Goodbye to “Free”

  4. Amy Says:

    Here's to a VERY quiet and beautiful new start. 🙂
    My recent post Late but no less inspiring (I hope)

  5. Alisha Says:

    Loop love to see you here again. And so thankful for this reminder. It is a choice I should make more often.

  6. Alisha Says:

    Love to see you here again. And so thankful for this reminder. It is a choice I should make more often.
    My recent post Letting Go: Part 1.1

  7. Lisa Miles Brady Says:

    Begin…Again #DecWritO

  8. 3ChicsPolitico Says:

    Begin…Again #DecWritO

  9. Andrea Maurer Says:

    RT @LisaMilesBrady: Begin…Again #DecWritO (Lovely. Good luck!)

  10. Amy Oscar Says:

    RT @LisaMilesBrady: Begin…Again #DecWritO

  11. Amy Oscar Says:

    RT @creativelycrazy: RT @LisaMilesBrady: Begin…Again #DecWritO (Lovely. Good luck!)

  12. Lisa Young Says:

    RT @LisaMilesBrady: Begin…Again #DecWritO

  13. Sally_G Says:

    Every day's beginning is another new beginning's end. Love @LisaMilesBrady – & her words too -> Begin…Again #DecWritO

  14. Lori I Paquette Says:

    Holyhotballz this woman can write: "Begin…Again" – via @LisaMilesBrady #DecWritO

  15. Susan Says:

    Once again, similarities collide and I'm grateful for your perspective! I hope this move is full of wonderful realizations and celebrations and i hope you'll keep us posted on your journey. I too am beginning again (in a way) and while the butterflies are flitting in my tummy, so is the excitement 🙂 Much love to you my friend. And many, many blessings!

  16. TexInTheCity Says:

    Because we can all use a new beginning RT @LisaMilesBrady: Begin…Again

  17. Mika Castro Says:

    Its a good thing that they post something like this that i can relate on.
    My recent post ???