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[Reverb10] Defining & Achieving

December 28 – Achieve. What’s the thing you most want to achieve next year? How do you imagine you’ll feel when you get it? Free? Happy? Complete? Blissful? Write that feeling down. Then, brainstorm 10 things you can do, or 10 new thoughts you can think, in order to experience that feeling today. (Author: Tara Sophia Mohr)

Is there any doubt? It’ll be to get a job in New York working in a Communications position.  I want to live in New York and want to move my career forward in the right direction.  I will feel exhilarated and challenged.  In my everyday life, I aim to achieve the same feelings through challenging myself – whether it’s getting out of bed every morning or taking on new projects in the field I want to work in to improve and prove myself.

1) Finish my manuscript and finally get it published.

2) Sign more contracts with new clients.

3) Write & publish more articles.

4) Exercise everyday

5) Start writing letters again.

December 29 – Defining Moment. Describe a defining moment or series of events that has affected your life this year. (Author: Kathryn Fitzmaurice)

Can I say this entire year was a defining moment? (OK, I know that’s a cop-out).

Honestly, it had to be when I lost my job…and then realized that this was my opportunity to finally take control of  my life, passions and move forward in the direction *I* want. Taking control of my life means that the rewards and consequences every decision I make will be mine to reap.

And that feels exhilirating. At 25 years old, I finally began to define my own life and future.  It’s been difficult and extremely frustrating. Sometimes for every good day that I have, I may have 14 bad ones in a row…but it’s always worth it in the end.

This past year, I took control of my relationship with the man I love, relationships with my friends, my family & with myself.

Even when things go spiraling out of control, I’ve come a long way from the person I was a couple of years ago. Hell, even a year ago.

It wasn’t just losing my job that defined my year.  It was everything that happened around it, and the way people showed their true selves during some of the hardest months of my life.

Looking around me now, I can recognize people with weaknesses who will sell me (and others) out for a moment of recognition from the wrong people.

Everything clicked, and the trash was taken out.

This year, I learned to embrace & tip on the tightrope.

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  • Shannon December 29, 2010, 6:23 pm

    Great post. I can totally relate to this: “Sometimes for every good day that I have, I may have 14 bad ones in a row…but it’s always worth it in the end.” But you seme to know exactly where you are headed and totally in control.

  • wholly jeanne December 29, 2010, 8:37 pm

    you go, girlfriend. sounds like you’re poised to take 2011 by storm.

  • Liebchen December 30, 2010, 1:14 pm

    “It was everything that happened around it, and the way people showed their true selves during some of the hardest months of my life.”

    For better or worse. At least you know.

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