JOURNAL EXERCISE: Taking charge
How are you taking charge of your life? How are you taking responsibility for you?
Write it out:
Exciting times as I take the next steps in my life. I mind-mapped it out, made the decision, circled the date on the calendar and now executing the plan.
I’m taking the “risk” to dive fully into a free and creative life, come what may. Diving fully into MY LIFE and moving away from frontline service providing. At age 51, with grown kids and a full, intense and beautiful past, I am taking the advice of my father and taking charge of me.
I am responsible for me.
I am allowing the old triggers and guilt to ride through my body as physical symptoms, not anymore than that. I dialogue it out with my support network and let the tears flow as need be.
Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free. – Paul Tillich
Tomorrow is one year to the day that my father and I pressed send to the publisher. We celebrated by a cheer and signing our names in our favorite book. Dad passed away 10 days later.
One year later, my heart is full of gratitude from his teachings. “Just do it.” I have been moving towards my new future ever since.