Noun. the expression of disapproval of someone or something on the basis of perceived faults or mistakes; the analysis and judgement of the merits and faults of a literary or artistic work. I am a natural-born critic. I am someone who asks a lot of questions, who brings a lot of challenge and who strivesContinue reading “#MonthlyWritingChallenge: Criticism”
Noun. a single step taken when walking or running; speed in walking, running, or moving. Verb. walk at a steady speed, especially without a particular destination and as an expression of anxiety or annoyance; move or develop (something) at a particular rate or speed. I do things quickly – I always have. We were broughtContinue reading “#MonthlyWritingChallenge: Pace”
Noun. the action or process of affirming something; emotional support or encouragement. * The word affirmation comes from the Latin affirmare, originally meaning “to make steady, strengthen.” It is interesting to reflect on which themes create flow for our group of writers and which ones make the head (and the heart) hurt whilst we grapple toContinue reading “#MonthlyWritingChallenge: Affirmation”
It has taken me a month to process and write this piece as I reflected on my expectations of myself and others, along with the expectations others have of me.
I know that I have a skill in bringing people together, in creating a sense of belonging and togetherness for others.
Speaking up and making people aware of your boundaries does far better good than harm.
There are so many angles on how we can unpack ‘pride’ so I have been mulling over how to capture my thinking for this one as I kept going off on tangents.
If Freedom, is having the ability to act or change without constraint, then I look forward to feeling freer and lighter than I have in years. If something is “free” if it can change easily and it is not constrained in its present state, then I look forward to singing as I fly into the new year.
When our Ikigai is in alignment, we are successful. When we are successful we are energetic and enthusiastic. When we have mojo we reap the benefits of staying true to our values and of making good choices.
But now I am not hearing warm greetings. Instead, I am facing a mountain of rejection and hostility. All because I am visibly different.