One month into 2011, what question(s) are you living?

Are there any prompts/questions that arose during #reverb10 that are still resonating with your life?

Are you living new questions?

 

When things – life, work, my relationship, a friendship – would get tough or hit a rough spot, the old me would invariably ask, “Why me?” I would, more often than not, place the blame elsewhere. Anywhere else, in fact, but on myself.

I’ve grown. I don’t handle things perfectly now, and I still find myself starting down the “Why me?” road from time to time, but recent life experiences have taught me that it’s not so much about the why, but about the how and the what.

How does it make you feel? What are you going to do about it?

What’s next?

 

I used to spend so much time dwelling on the wrong questions. How did I get here? What could I have done differently? Why me?

I lived in the past. To a certain point, it’s good to look back and realize what decisions and turns you took brought you to your current state of being, but I almost always took it too far. I dwelled. Instead of trying to figure out what to do next, I would get stuck on what previously happened.

It was counterproductive. It was stressful and took me down an ugly path.

So now, instead of playing the blame game and pointing fingers, I try to take responsibility and look for a way out.

What’s next?

 

Photo: Armands Brants

Reverb 10 Writing my heart out

What Kaci Wants

A promise is a promise, regardless of whether you actually mutter the words, “I promise.” I’ve told you this a thousand times (and I’m sure I’ll have to remind you of that at least a time or two in the future.)

We’ve both made promises to each other in the past that have ended up broken and shattered, in pieces on the floor.

But this one I intend to keep.

Photo: Kayla Davis

{Day 26: The last person you made a pinky promise to}

30-Day Letter Project