My house this year has been much more stressful than usual, but still good. Having company for the holidays makes it much more difficult to do any writing or even plotting, but I have every intention of getting something done so I'm on the blogs. Mine and the HWG one.
A conversation with a friend yesterday made me think about Bucket Lists. Some of us have one, some of us don't. In working through The Artist's Way book for the past few weeks, I've had to make a version of one. Always on my Bucket List is to write and publish books. Actually, that's been on my list since I was 8 years old. Another thing that's been on my list is Letting Things Go.
Letting Things Go doesn't mean that I'm no longer vacuuming or cleaning (although....) it means that I'm letting all the inane comments my father has made over the past two weeks fade into history without giving him the credit for ruining my holidays.
Letting Things Go means that I'll no longer let rejections measure my self-worth and that making one mistake at work won't set me back a week.
Letting Things Go means that I will deal with the important things and brush off the things that are insignificant rather than focusing on them.
Letting Things Go means that I will take care of myself and not worry about "what ifs". "What if" the kids call home while I'm working out? Or out for a walk? Or....
Letting Things Go could be the most important Bucket List/New Year's Resolution I ever make.