Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Day 15

At writing group tonight, I took note of just how comfortable I feel with these ladies who love the same things I do - words, books, and good pens. I also noted that they eat a lot healthier than I do - apple/kale/spinach smoothies, sauerkraut, and rutabagas. While all those vegetables may not be my cup of tea, I have to admit I'm pretty darn impressed with the determined dedication with which they are going about losing weight and getting fit.  I was glad I didn't order a chocolate croissant for dessert. 

In an exercise we did, I noticed that if I want to continue calling myself a writer, then I really need to get more serious about it. If I can't trust myself or believe in myself, then I need want to trust others whose opinions I value. I need  want to believe in myself. I need want to be better disciplined. Perhaps taking the shoulds and needs out of the equation will make me feel less rebellious and more willing to please. 

I go to bed tonight feeling grateful for all my blessings,
Merry ME

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This was a good lesson for me to read, in the same fashion you are appreciative for having it :) You're courage and dedication are admirable. Knowing is half the battle, right?

Enjoy your day (of noticing)!

Much love,
Sunny D

P.S. I need to get more info from you on this writing group!

Mary Rafferty said...

I have found using the word 'choose' instead of 'should' or 'need' really helps.

Hugs to you!