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Best accomplishment of 2010?

Hmmm. This is a difficult one. I’m not really sure I accomplished anything by the world’s standard’s in 2010, other than to make my return to writing, falling madly in love, and committing to taking (and posting) at least one picture a day. I also committed to getting healthy in 2010, which I have to say I’ve made great strides in doing (I’ve lost 6 pounds so far!). But I think the biggest accomplishment I’ve made this year is just in general being a better person. I don’t snap nearly as often over “the little things” as I did before, and overall I’m just a less stressful person. I think a lot of that has to do with Joe, but I’d like to think that at least some of it can be attributed to me taking steps to make sure I’m not as stressed out as I used to be. I’ve also learned that there are things outside of my control, and that the only thing I can do is control how I react to those events. These are actually my two favorite quotes (as listed on my FB profile):

“Perseverance is not a passive submission to circumstances-it is a strong and active response to the difficult events of life. It is not passive endurance, but the quality of standing on your feet as you face the storms. It is not simply the attitude of withstanding trials, but the ability to turn them into glory, to overcome them.”

“Sometimes you have to fall from the mountain to realize what you are climbing for. Obstacles are placed in our way to see if what we want is really worth fighting for. From every wound there’s a scar and every scar tells a story. A story that says, I was deeply wounded but I survive.”

Ya know, now that I think about it, I think  this is my greatest accomplishment of 2010:


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A Baker’s Dozen of Links for Writers (via Writing Under Pressure)

As the writer of the post mentions below, as writer’s we’re supposed to pay it forward, and help someone out who could use it. This is my way of paying it forward, both for the writer of the post, and those of you who want to pursue writing either as a career or as a hobby. Do yourself a favor and pass this along to your friends =)

A Baker's Dozen of Links for Writers It’s the season of sweets, gift giving, and toasting to a new year. So, from me to you… …A Baker’s Dozen of links to articles, interviews, and posts from this last year that have inspired me to write, reaffirmed my commitment to write, or changed my perspective when I write. 1-5. Stocking Stuffer posts by Angela Ackerman (at The Bookshelf Muse) on: Blogging Description Drafting Revision Emotion. Each post offers five simple tips that will hel … Read More

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