I suppose it’s right about time for me to talk about my monthly resolutions again.
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In the month of July I wanted to focus on learning to say ‘no.’
To not do things just because I felt obligated to do them, rather, to focus my energy on the things that I WANTED to do.
The things that felt fulfilling for me and not the things that felt fulfilling for everyone else while draining me.
I also wanted to write daily letters to myself as a practice in being completely honest with myself and to tap into a deeper level of understanding.
How did I do?
Well, not perfect.
I didn’t say ‘no’ every time that I should have.
Daily letters looked a little more like weekly letters.
But, I did gain what some may call ‘balls’ or feminist friends of mine may call ‘ovaries’ and the generally accepted term of courage.
I’ve learned to stop making excuses for things I don’t want to do.
To not try to be ‘nice’ when turning things down but rather to be direct and honest.
It feels so much better.
I also think the letters to myself will continue.
It’s amazing to filter my thoughts in that way.
I really do feel like I hear things more clearly through that medium.