Approaching 2011

I have decided to release myself into this impending year without protest and without preconceived ideas of what the future holds. I have come to understand that when I try to direct my course, or force it, it can become elusive. Now I am not touting the fact that I or anyone should not have goals. This is not the point. The thing is … I’m going to try something new and  freeing. I fully intend to approach 2011 with the abandon to my own innermost spirit. I shall close my eyes and embrace the beat of the second-hand, the thrill of the wind and the cleansing of the rains. I will allow myself the private dance inside my head and come what may, I plan on enjoying whatever direction it my lead.

Through the years I have found much resolve in biding my time … waiting for something and in anticipation of things that sometimes do not ever arrive. I chastise myself and while learning valuable lessons, I find I have a tendency to respond with repeat performances. By changing my thinking and instead of biting my tongue, I want to liberate my thoughts and permit them to unfold in whichever creative way they want. Without censure. That sounds delicious and exciting, for my thoughts are vastly wild at times and I might surprise you with the levity of no-holds-bared and edgy parameters, too.

Besides the fact that I adore all of the things I have shared with you thus far, I have limited myself in the most profound ways. Censure is the reigning in of those things we might not want others to know we consider. Things not spoken. Were I to have a five minute spot on a weekly show such as 60 Minutes, I would get riled up and lofty as Andy Rooney does during his spotlight. He highlights whatever is in his mind and I have decided to do likewise. What a fine example he is to us. The price of freedom shouldn’t be in the way I monitor my thinking and as 2011 unfolds I shall close my eyes and dance to my own music.

Happy New Year to one and all and may you embrace change.

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10 thoughts on “Approaching 2011

  1. Happy New Year…. I love your postings and foooooood. Thank you for sharing you time, talent, and treasures. I look forward with you to tomorrows filled with your sharings.

    Night Night.. Happy New Year..

  2. T111: We are SO much on the same page. And I’m speaking my mind to these doctors who are killing me by inaction. that’s where “letting it all hang out” is going to happen.. There’s also a Zen quality to it, Be Here Now.
    Best of luck, or as Daniel Patrick Moynihan used to say, “You might as well call it Pluck.”

  3. Sounds good to me, Theresa! I commend you for aspiring to this freedom. May you find the courage to follow through. And consistently so… It’s bound to NOT be as easy as it sounds!

    For me, the challenge is to stay positive and keep finding beauty in the world, even when my mood or circumstances are less than stellar.

    I wish you a Happy New Year filled with intellectual and emotional freedom and the exhilaration that comes with “being actual.”

  4. Happy New Year lovely lady!
    When I was one year sober, an old-timer gave me a sobriety birthday medal. On the reverse it bears the inscruption ‘To thine own self be true’.

    I hope in 2011 dear Theresa, you indeed find the wings to fly, the roots to grow and the blossoms to be all you can be.

    Smiles and blessings.

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