what could you release right now - what has weighed you down with false guilt, false pressure and other myriad (have you noticed that is a favorite word for me?) things that we put upon ourselves. let's do it right now - hit me with it. what will you give up that will "liberate" you today?
me? you will notice that most of mine deal with larger things rather that small...but it's a good start.
- the presure that i've put on myself about my photography - seriously - i think that is part of why i haven't shot a lot lately is because i have put serious parameters on myself about not repeating the same old themes, copying other ideas, or coming up with completely new ideas.
- false guilt about so many things that were beyond my control. for example - still, after all of these years i've carried the guilt of living away while my parents were sick. i know i've talked about it before - and intellectually i know that both parents understood my job and the whatevers ... but .... but... (and i know there is nothing that would have changed anything if i did live here during that time.)
- the pressure to be crafty-er ... and all the things that i want to do ... i just don't always have the time to do. i will no longer buy craft projects that remain half-done and resolve to finish projects, no matter how long they take, i will not buy new craft stuff. this applies to the stockings i didn't finish last year and the new journals i want to make. (this one will be hard)
- i will remind myself that i am human and that i make mistakes. not to use this as an excuse but to use this as a reminder when i put too much pressure - so much pressure that i become paralyzed into wrong decisions, no decisions or sloppy decisions.
today on my ipod - sleeping to dream (jason mraz), hideaway (the weepies), sweet caroline (neil diamond), hard to handle (the black crows), only the young (journey), you get what you give (the new radicals), lie to me (jonny lang), blue car (greg brown), through the floor (edwin mccain), fire and rain (james taylor)