Reverb 10: Let Go – Day 5 of 31

Day 5 Prompt – Let Go. What (or whom) did you let go of this year? Why?


I didn’t really let anyone go this year. Most of the people I needed to get rid of were let go in 2009, but I did let go of the following:

MY HAIR – My locs are gone… It was time to evolve & change so I let them go.

MY IDEALISM – I matured a lot this year. There were several experiences that let me see the best and the worst in people and because of it I have a much more realistic outlook on people. Prior to this year, it was easy for me to be taken advantage of and walked over but now I’m a bit more assertive, a lot more outspoken and a lot less naive.

MY GUILT – Prior to this year, I had a hard time “saying no.” This year I spent a lot of time shedding the guilt that others would cause me for not doing what they wanted me to do. Now, if something does not fit in with my goals/plans, I turn it down and “keep it moving.”

So this year I let go of my younger self. In life, I feel like we’re always shifting gears and shooting to new heights. This year, I definitely exited one atmosphere and entered another and the shell of my old self fell back to earth.

Join #Reverb10 An online community that allows you to reflect on 2010 and manifest what you want for 2011. http://www.reverb10.com/

BY THE WAY (By The Way) Rosetta has an amazing challenge on her PHENOMENAL BLOG (Happy Black Woman) called 31 Days To Reset Your Life. Here is a link to her blog: http://happyblackwoman.com/. I’m participating in her challenge privately (using a good ol’ analog girl notebook) but encourage you to take part too. 

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8 responses to “Reverb 10: Let Go – Day 5 of 31

  1. Keep on keepin’ on. Thanks for sharing your story!

  2. I hope you mean you’re still idealistic at heart, just more careful with boundaries🙂 Love love love the power and certainty in your post – amen to shedding guilt! Something really freeing about the locks ay, I cut off 8 inches this year too. Thanks for sharing. Tia #reverb10 crusader

  3. Letting go of guilt is one of the hardest things to do! I’m still working at it…

  4. I initially wasn’t going to sign up for the reverb challenge… however, I need to do some serious reflection on what went well this year and what changes I need to make for next year. I am feeling so apathetic about this school year that it’s not even funny! My lesson planning has become a joke and my procrastination is in full force. I look to you as a teacher to emulate–any advice, dear friend in my head? haha! Hopefully, the time off during the holidays will help.

    • @Sis I hear you on that apathy. I’m in Year 5 too and it’s killing me. I have a stack of papers about a mountain high to grade. I’m looking forward to the holidays to catch up too. We need to do some e-planning lol! Sending lots of love and motivation your way.

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