Thursday, January 10, 2008



New years resolution:

I QUIT.



I know it sounds bad, but bear with me. I'm started this new year with a broken wrist and my arm in a cast. If you've read the last two posts, you'll know that I've learned some new things about my old way of life that need to be changed, rearranged or dropped entirely.


(season series: Winter)


So here goes:

  • I QUIT...trying so hard and pushing myself to exhaustion.

  • I QUIT...multi-tasking, rushing around to feel 'productive'.

  • I QUIT...scheduling my life around other people's schedules.

  • I QUIT...measuring my hips and thighs.
  • I QUIT...disecting my past and present to try to prevent future mistakes.

  • I QUIT...letting fear run my life.

  • I QUIT...eating fake food.

  • I QUIT...buying into any fear-based drug, food or health information.

  • I QUIT...blaming myself for other peoples problems.

  • I QUIT...taking everything and everyone so seriously.
  • I QUIT...solitude and solemnity in my creative life.

  • I QUIT...to do lists.

  • I QUIT...career goals, money goals, health goals, parenting goals...any goals.

  • I QUIT...listening to my Inner Nun that I never measure up. Break her ruler and the rules.




Long list, I know. But the short version is to make this year, a truly new year. Say goodbye to fear and hello to comfort, joy and honest desire. Wherever that may take me with my life.





What would you add to the list? Go ahead...be brave...I QUIT...YOU CAN TOO.





3 comments:

Susan J Tweit said...

You go, Susan!

When I turned 50, I gave myself permission to be me, and to follow my heart. It's been a liberating and challenging and inspiring resolution, and it's proving to be the best thing I could have done for myself.

Good for you! And may your QUIT list be restorative, rejuvenating, liberating and inspiring to you. And may it bring you joy!

Susan Tweit
http://communityoftheland.blogspot.com
susanjtweit.com

Janet Grace Riehl said...

Susan,
I love your "I quit" list. I'm glad you're taking this quiet time to reflect and clear in your life. It's so important.

I wanted to let you know I'm participating in Eric Maisel's "The Van Gough Blues" blog book tour. I'm day two, and our conversation on connection is now posted. I think you'd enjoy it.

Janet Riehl
www.riehlife.com

Susan GT said...

Janet, Susan...
Thanks for your warm support. Whoever said, 'never be a quitter' was wrong. This feels so right.

Now the challenge is stopping to ask myself...what do I want...where does my heart want to go...what will be joyful...right now, today.