Reverb15: Manifesto

I’m skipping to the end. Why? Because this feels like the best and right thing to do, at the time. Reverb15 has been interesting, this year — it’s taken a lot of thinking to answer some of the prompts, and some just felt like too much for me to figure out right now. I always appreciate the mental exercising of this type of project, though, so even though I didn’t write something for each day, I certainly rolled the words around in my mind and did my best to work through what they made me think and how they made me feel.

Your last challenge for Reverb15 is to write your manifesto for 2016.

In 2016, I am open to…

… the unknown. I am open to not being the person in charge, or the person in control. I am open to whatever life decides to throw at me, good or bad, because I am finally coming to the realization that I am not the one who is duty-bound to sort that out. I am open to positivity, and negativity, and everything in between. I will accept what comes, even if I have to struggle with it for awhile to get to the point of acceptance.

In 2016, I want to feel…

… happy, secure, supported, heard. I want to feel like my words and my thoughts and my hopes matter. I want to feel like I am able to advocate for myself. I want to feel stronger, and at the same time, I want to feel at peace.

In 2016, I will say no to…

… pushing myself beyond my limits, when there is nothing to be gained. I will say no to feeling guilty about putting myself first, sometimes. Moreover, I will say yes to offers of help, proclamations of love, helping hands, and offerings of shared happiness.

In 2016, I will know I am on the right track when…

… I am able to stop counting down days, looking at calendars, triple-checking to-do lists, and simply living, without extensive worry about what comes next and when it’s supposed to happen.

But when I find myself veering off course, I will gently but firmly…

… put myself back in a bubble made of a short time-frame, and remind myself to get through things one day, one hour, one minute at a time.

In December 2016, I want to look back and say…

… that I did not just survive, I thrived.

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