Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Five MInutes

Imagine you will completely lose your memory of 2010 in five minutes. Set an alarm for five minutes and capture the things you most want to remember about 2010.

Imagining that I will completely lose my memory in five minutes is a little cheesy, but I do enjoy timed free writes. So here's what spits out of my mind in five minutes without editing!

The memory that I’d like to remember most would probably be how much self care and healing I’ve completed over the past year. My greatest accomplishment has been the amount of healing I’ve done. I learned how to be alone, how to appreciate myself, and began to be less afraid of the self-reflection that comes with loneliness.
As far as actual events, this year wasn’t too exciting. I loved having my mom and brother visit, and Katrina stayed with me for a couple of weeks. It was a fun surprise to find her on my doorstep one morning at 5am!

I’ve also had two new jobs. I switched from the group home to in-home services. Several hundred panic attacks later I switched from in-home to independent living and for the first time since Heritage Christian Services I am happy!

I definitely want to remember the All Souls Procession. Moving in with Paul was pretty great. I don’t want to forget my trip home in the summer. I had a great time in Cape Cod, Boston and Rochester.

I absolutely never want to forget the poetry readings. The Ocotillo Poetry slam and the All Souls No Pants. Those were experiences that were more spiritual than any church service I’ve ever been to.
Uh, so, apparently five minutes is not very long. Good thing I'm not ACTUALLY losing my memory!


  1. I love that the first thing that came to mind was learning to love yourself. I hope you never forget that, either.