Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Gearing Up For 2006 - Day Four

We're almost to the midway point of our reflection exercise. Thanks to all that participate. Today's question is a good one so here we go.

What did I complete or release?

Easier Said Than Done, my debut novel. I completed it, published it and even sold a few copies. (smile) As for things I released: a lot of negative feelings. I tend to harbor and one thing I really wanted to work on in 2005 was my ability to forgive and my victim mentality. AND I worked hard on it. Haven't gotten all the way there but it was important for me to release the anger that has been swirling inside of me for the man that raped me my sophomore year in college. Yes, it has been that long. I finally sat down and thought about all the side effects that manifested in my life because of that anger and I realized that I was continuing to victimize myself. I had to make a choice: let it go or be a victim for the rest of my life. I chose not to be a victim.

7 comments:

  1. Congratulations on letting go and living life to the fullest mentally, spiritually, and physically. Life is hard but there are some great lessons from the mist of all our trials and tribulations... Remember God has a hand on you, the vessel of your strength.

    You are a survivor of strength, will, and determination.

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  2. Good for you, Nikki. I'm proud of you. :-) Your hard work is to be Congratulated!

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  3. I let go the anger and resentment I had for my Father. I just accept him for what he is, and pray that my siblings are able to let go of the resentment that they will undoubtedly have as a result of him being absent from their lives. It's helped me in more ways than I could have ever thought possible.

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  4. Anonymous3:21 PM

    I released the guilt for my son's father not being there for him. I had to accept I can't make him do what's right. All I can do is let my son I love him and will always be there for him and I never say anything bad about his father to him

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  5. Anonymous8:20 AM

    I released some fear. I let fear of failure and the unknown stop me from really living life.

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  6. I released fear first & foremost. Feel the fear & do it anyway! I released all the silly expectations I had of myself & others so we could be free to just be who we are.

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  7. Anonymous6:25 PM

    Hey Nikki,

    Picked up the notice about your book from "Boy Johnson" website. Will hit you back once I've had a chance to finish the read! good luck with sales.

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