Well, it’s safe to say at this point is that my intention last week to start writing 1000 words a day for my memoir failed. Epically.
On the plus side, I did start regularly writing on my pamelahsieh.com blog, which I’d neglected for ages. (By tomorrow, there will only be something like 10 posts on it, total, and I’ve had it for a couple years now. By comparison, this blog, which I’ve had since 2010, has nearly 200.) Now that I have determined what subject matter to cover on that one, it should grow considerably. (Hooray!)
But let’s go back to my memoir. In order to finish it in about a month (a tiny bit more), I’ll have to work on it a little every day. It’s kinda like those pesky taxes (which I also have to do . . .), except more fun. But the tricky part is that because it’s my craft, my art, it’s a part of me. I deeply feel that my soul is tightly intertwined with the quality of this work, so it becomes difficult to tackle.
My mantra for 2013 is “love over fear.” (You can read more about this here.) In order to get over the resistance in my way of finishing my book, I’ll have to choose love for my art over the fear of it failing or being too imperfect. So I can start again.
Similarly, when it comes to taking care of your physical body and healing it from whatever it’s been through, you have to make the same choice, to love your body and take care of it — not be fazed by the fear of being judged at the gym or the fear of comparison against others. Yes, it’s taxing, but you never regret a workout. Choose to love your body, and don’t let your “false evidence appearing real” trip you up. And remember, everyone has those days. Just shake it off and start again.
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