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  • Radical Rituals at B ...
    This year I’m
    doing something
    different than my
    usual tradition of
    pithy punch list of
    lessons learned to
    wrap this series of
    entries up.
    I’m writing
    this last entry
    exactly two weeks
    after we got home
    from the burn, b ...
  • Radical Rituals at B ...
    Monday morning I
    woke up early and
    decided that I
    wanted to do one
    more personal ritual
    before we had to
    break down and pack
    up our yurt and load
    the truck and leave.
    So I took my handpan
    and one of our
    little chairs and
    walked ou ...
  • Radical Rituals at B ...
    Sunday is always a
    tough day at the
    burn because we have
    to strike
    tough physically of
    course but
    it’s also
    tough emotionally
    because it feels
    like the setting and
    the vibe we worked
    so hard to put toge ...
  • Radical Rituals at B ...
    Saturday was my only
    day with nothing
    pre-planned and
    nothing I had
    committed to do. The
    burn was almost over
    and I was starting
    to feel nibbles of
    FOMO (Fear Of
    Missing Out) so I
    was determined to go
    see some more art
    (especially ...
  • Radical Rituals at B ...
    Because I had
    actually gotten
    enough sleep, I woke
    up reasonably early
    on Friday morning.
    Josh was still
    asleep, but I wanted
    to take advantage of
    the relative
    coolness of the
    morning and go do
    something. So I
    decided to take my h ...


A blog in which Our Heroine records, reflects and wrestles with meaning. With lots of asides.

2011 Resolutions

Posted by: julia

Tagged in: writing , resolutions , reflect , record , life

Resolutions for 2011:

Looking back on last year’s resolutions, I think I did pretty well, but the interesting thing is that I don’t feel like my resolutions have changed much, if at all. I might have a few more specifics around writing projects, for example, but the things I said I wanted from 2010 are the same ones I want to dedicate myself to in 2011. So let me review them again here, with commentary and some slight modifications:

-First and foremost, I resolve to practice radical self-love in 2010. Not just your ordinary, garden-variety getting enough sleep and eating less crap, I’m talking about transformational, dynamic-changing self-love. I will prioritize my own self’s needs and desires at least as often as I prioritize others’. (Wow, this was a hard one. I think I did better at this during 2010, but it still is important for 2011. So I’ll keep this top of the list and resolve to keep practicing radical self-love in 2011.)

Year End Reflections: 2010

Posted by: julia

Tagged in: writing , wrestle , reflect , record , life

Wow. A year of not blogging. I think that’s a long enough break. I really do want to get back into the habit of journaling (Facebook updates and tweets don’t count...though they are better than nothing, I suppose.) Whether or not I make those journalings public, it seems like an important part of my own growth process and I want to respect it.

So here I am at the end of 2010/beginning of 2011, back in the familiar familial hurly-burly of a Stinson vacation, and once again trying to take stock of a year past and clarify my hopes for a year ahead. 2010 was a turbulent year, I think. There has been sorrow and struggle, and there has been growth. I have continued to level up in wisdom, and self-knowledge. There have been many moments of joy. I am grateful to be so blessed with people who love me and to have had time to pursue both creative pursuits and navel-gazing. I am trying to stay courageous and positive in the face of a whole lotta not knowing what the hell is coming next. I feel very much like I am ending 2010 at a crossroads, and hoping that 2011 will finally coalesce into whatever the next phase is going to be. I am as ready as I am ever going to be.

Summing up 2010:

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