Throughout the month of December, I’ll be participating in #reverb12: celebrating the successes of 2012, honoring the challenges of 2012, and planting the seeds for a rich and rewarding 2013. December is the perfect time to reflect on the year that has passed and start to manifest dreams for the new year.
Day 12 – What made you dance in 2012? What made you weep? In developing her prompt, Jani said, “I love to focus on the things that make people feel deeply – both kinds of emotions, sad & happy, but intense!”
I live my life with intensity and passion, and I feel things deeply every day. Although I may seem like a tough cookie on the outside, I’m actually very sensitive. Only the people closest to me know this about me. All of which makes today’s prompt a really easy one to answer.
Just this week, I smiled from ear to ear when two co-workers told me (one the day after the other) that they can really tell I’ve been losing weight. It feels phenomenal to know that my hard work is finally showing.
Two weeks ago I wept when I felt excruciating pain in my heel as I tore my fascia.
In November I felt my heart sing when I met my BFF’s baby for the first time. They live in Massachusetts, and I had only seen him via photos, so getting the chance to hold him in my arms and see his adorable face in person was amazing. It was great to see CTLB and her hubby, as well.
I felt my blood boil in November when a local yoga studio made me feel as if someone my size wasn’t able to participate in Bikram yoga. I wasn’t going to stand for that, and I got my money refunded so I could take my business to a studio who appreciates all bodies.
I danced (literally) in early October when my 5-year-old niece and I held and impromptu dance party as we exercised to Just Dance on the Wii.
I felt my chest swell with pride when I learned the Superintendent of my school district mentioned at an October board meeting that I’d garnered Skype chats with two authors I’d assigned to my students.
And I could go on and on, throughout the year. I believe in living life in the most honest way possible, and to me it means letting my emotions show. I don’t do anything halfway, including experience life.