Reverb14: 10 Things

(For the past four years, I’ve used Reverb10 prompts to give myself a question to answer every day of December. It’s a great way to reflect on the year and set goals for the future. I’ve kept my favorite prompts, added a few from other sources like Project Reverb and created my own month-and-a-bit of questions.)

10 Things. What are 10 things your life doesn’t need in the new year? How will you go about eliminating them? How will getting rid of these 10 things change your life?

Doubt. You have no reason to doubt your capabilities after all you have accomplished this year.

Resentment. You cannot blame him when something goes wrong. It could have gone wrong in the last city. He dragged you nowhere. You jumped with him, and it was a good move. So step on that resentment the moment it crops up and starts to point a finger. It’s useless.

Dehydration. You live in a desert now. You have to be better about this.

The junior employee mentality. You are the boss. Act like it.

The Catholic school employee mentality. You need to be softer than that, more flexible. You are on the west side of LA now, amongst the fabulous heathens.

A dirty apartment. So glad you got cleaners. Worth every penny.

Isolation. You have fetishized isolation, and it’s done you no good. You were bad at it. So stop it and get out there.

Laziness. Seriously. Get off your ass and get to yoga class.

Resistance to the weekend work e-mail. Right now, you have to get over that.

The Housewife in your head. She does not work your hours. Nor does she live in LA. She needs to get over herself and stop judging your food choices, cleanliness, etc…

(Last year I wrote this.)

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