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Prompt #8 : Superpower

If you were a superhero, what would your power be?

If I’m going based off real life, regeneration. I heal quickly and I overheal more often than not. I am still convinced that I did break something in my leg when I fell because of the pain, but I instinctively invited Universal energy in to take care of me and heal me.

Oh, and teaching. Definitely a superpower.

If it was something I can’t do in real life, it would be teleportation. One of things I want to do in my life is to travel more.. and saving on travel would rock. Plus I could scare the shit out of people. 😉

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Prompt #7 : Limits

We often learn about our limits the hard way. Were there any limits you realized this past year? Alternately, what self-imposed limits were you able to move beyond this year?

More physical.. like I love to take walks, but I really need to be more careful about slipping and tripping and falling because my right leg really shouldn’t take any more injuries, otherwise I’ll tear up my ligaments and tendons around my knee and ankle. They are getting stronger, and I have been able to push myself a bit with the steepness of what I can walk, but it will never be perfect.

I also need to take care to get enough sleep particularly when I am stressed. This helps to prevent me from getting sick.

I have been letting work overwhelm me. I need to take time for myself, and just read, or write, or create something, alone. I am an introvert, and I tend to use myself up while teaching, and then just veg brainlessly. Vegging doesn’t recharge me.

Self imposed limits.. I continue to push beyond those emotional and mental limits that I self-impose, thanks to early programming in a dysfunctional family. I have gone well beyond what I thought I had courage to do and here I am, happy and thriving, in love and free to be me.

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Prompt #6 : Ease

What can you do to add ease to 2014?

Organization! Planning! Relaxing about money. Enjoying the moment and not worrying about the future.

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Prompt # 5 : Giving

“The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give your gift away.” (David Viscott) What is your gift to give?

Depends on which level.. on one, to teach and mentor, particularly to those younger. On another, to love and care for others, human and animal. And finally, my words.. they are powerful, and I really miss writing poetry, as I haven’t done so regularly for years. I have been working to get more into writing journals and blogs lately.

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Prompt #4 : Beauty

How have your standards of beauty shifted in the past year?

I have allowed myself to consider myself beautiful, consistently in spite of my size. I keep working on feeling beautiful and happy with myself. It’s a struggle, particularly with the ingrained lessons that “if you’re fat, then you can’t be beautiful and no one will love you” that I grew up with from my mother. Otherwise, for others, I still have the same ideas of beauty.. at all sizes. 🙂

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New Year Revolution : Getting To Know Me!

Revolution in the New Year!


I am… dreamer, lover, wife, friend, pet momma, teacher, student, adventurer, free spirit, explorer, artist, reader, writer, technophile, poet, me.

I value… life, love, trust, mother earth, nature, friends, children, students, teaching, passion, spirituality, freedom, being true to myself.

I believe… in being true to myself, in earth based spirituality, that we are all connected, in sending out the most positive energy you can, in energy healing such as Reiki, in using nature to heal yourself, that life is a learning experience for our souls, that we live multiple lifetimes in order to continue growing, our life is just reflection of what is beyond, in my dreams, in myself, in my intuition, in the universal energy which we are all part of, in the future.

I want to be more… active, trusted and respected, uninhibited, courageous, full of energy and stamina, open, intuitive, joyful, fertile, in charge, secure, stable, uncluttered, relaxed, nourished, trusting, rested, heard, understood, appreciated and at peace.

I want to be less… in pain, scared, overwhelmed, misunderstood, tired, unhealthy, sore, stressed.

I want to feel… passionately and unabashedly me.

I am ready for change. This year, the main thing I want to transform in my life is… how I procrastinate on most things I want to finish or accomplish.

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Prompt #3 : Writing

What piece of writing are you most proud of from 2013? How does this piece differ from your other pieces?

I haven’t written any poetry whatsoever in the past year, but I did journal more often towards the end of the year, so I am proud of this.

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Prompt #2 : Highs and Lows

As you reflect back on the happenings of 2013, what were your high points and what were your low points? What do you notice as you look back on the year as a whole?

Changes, changes, changes. I fell in love. I became certified as a teacher in Alaska. I left my job in Salem, Oregon teaching to move to Alaska. I became engaged. I didn’t get two teaching jobs I interviewed for, but out of that blossomed a regular building sub position. The third interview was the charm, and I’m starting teaching 8th Grade Language Arts and Science on Monday. More good than bad. Let’s hope that trend continues for 2014!

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Prompt #1 : One Word

Encapsulate the year 2013 in one word. Explain why you’re choosing that word. 

Now, imagine it’s one year from today, what would you like the word to be that captures 2014 for you?


New. It was a year of new beginnings in every way.


Abundant. I want to feel life’s abundance. I want my soul to be full to the brim. I want my relationship with my fiance to continue to blossom and grow. I want new friendships to find me. I want our family to grow. I want to be a teacher again next fall.


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