New Beginnings: These are the tunes October, 2012 is singing to me. I am participating in an almost ridiculous amount of writing events this month… and it feels just right.
If you haven’t met me before, you have no idea that in the past two and a half weeks I found out I had melanoma, had surgery, and have been recovering from surgery. The right side of my face has been rebuilt. In public I wear scarves.
Today one of my friends told me I looked very exotic!
I like to think that’s the truth. I just don’t want people to get grossed out upon seeing me or feel embarrassed about how I look without the scarf right now.
I have built a completely new relationship with my face since this all started.
And as I listen more to my body, I am following a few dictates that would have helped me to start following years ago.
- Monitor and closely nurture the inflow/outflow of energy you receive from being with certain people, attending certain events, and doing events of any sort, even if they seem like tasks that appear to not cause an expenditure of energy. Everything expends energy. Some things bring me a positive inflow or it depletes me. Neither is good or bad, each one simply is what it is: an energy expenditure.
- I have been saying YES or NO with conscious thought based upon the inflow/outflow of energy. I have gotten very good at saying MAYBE and then confirming yes or no right up until the moment of whatever it is begins.
- Having a daily plan or possibility list is more comforting and inspiring than I ever knew it could be, especially when framed NOT with MUST do, but as options like different kinds of chocolate ice cream. Sure, I love chocolate ice cream but sometimes I turn down Rocky Road yet welcome Mocha Fudge.
Did I mention during these last few weeks - both before and after diagnosis - I have been creating OctPoWriMo - 31 Poems in 31 Days? Yes, I know. Nutty. I am beginning one of several writing challenges. It has my passion fire burning, crackling clean and bright.
What relationship do you have with New Beginnings?
What are some of the ways to make New Beginnings be a cause of increased celebration for you?
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© 2012 by Julie Jordan Scott
Julie Jordan Scott has been a Life & Creativity Coach, Writer, Facilitator and Teleclass Leader since 1999. She is also an award winning Actor, Director, Artist and Mother Extraordinaire. She was twice the StoryTelling Slam champion in Bakersfield. She leads Writing Camp with JJS & this Summer will be traveling throughout the US to bring this unique, fun filled creative experience to the people wherever she finds the passion & the interest.
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