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Parentheticals

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

Might as well start blogging again with a bang, rather than a dribble. I’ve just had a couple of really interesting, deep experiences that need to be processed for posterity; they’re too important to just let float away down the river of memory.

What happened? Well, twice over the last couple weeks, I stood guard over a dead body.

Wha...?


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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