Freedom. Freedom from shame, self-loathing, and fear. The freedom to take deeper breaths, to walk with my head up, to take up space. Freedom to look people in the eye. Freedom to accept myself, flaws and all.

Freedom from giving too many fucks about too many inconsequential things.

The freedom to allow myself to dream. To choose action. To be courageous and vulnerable and willing and receptive.

Freedom from the limitations that were designed by my own hand.

Freedom to believe that I am worth it.



9 Responses to “Theme for 2017”

  1. honeybecke on January 1st, 2017 8:47 pm

    I think this will take you far. I too feel like I need to follow a similar theme. I feel like a potted plant that is root bound, and seeking this freedom. I’m bound up by my habitual self destructive ways and lack of motivation. Thank you for this post. I hope big things and big love for you!

  2. Grace on January 1st, 2017 10:04 pm


  3. Pete on January 1st, 2017 11:13 pm

    Some how I had a mental image of Mel Gibson. :-)
    Good luck in the new year

  4. Pat on January 2nd, 2017 7:47 am

    I’m so glad to see this post. You are a beautiful and talented writer. I believe it’s therapeutic for you and something that is an important facet of your recovery and growth. please continue – besides I ‘worry’ about you when i don’t see a post! 2017 will be awesome!!

  5. Jennifer on January 2nd, 2017 9:08 am

    I breathed deeper breaths just to read this. Beautiful!

  6. Kim on January 2nd, 2017 9:33 am

    Vulture had a great article about George Michael that included a live performance of Freedom ’90. It was shocking to me how empowering listening to that again was for me. It’s such a simple concept, but also something I take for granted; thanks for this inspiration, as always.

  7. AMY on January 2nd, 2017 3:58 pm

    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Allison on January 3rd, 2017 10:08 pm

    im so sick of keeping silent (and making myself small) to make others comfortable. I’m leaving that burden in 2016.

  9. Michelle on January 4th, 2017 7:29 am

    This. This 100% :) I highly, highly, HIGHLY, recommend reading The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life, by Mark Manson.

    There’s so many good quotes that I just wanted to write them all down. Luckily they’re all in one place and written down for me.

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