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For the month of December, I’ll be participating in Reverb 10. Each day gives a new prompt, which is a chance to reflect on 2010 and manifest what’s next in 2011.

December 19 – Healing
What healed you this year? Was it sudden, or a drip-by-drip evolution? How would you like to be healed in 2011? (Author: Leonie Allan)

This question is a bit “new agey” for me, but yet I can relate to it.  Interesting how that works, right?  Moving out of that terrible living situation that I was in has  completely transformed me – I’m happier, healthier, and feel so much safer.  I’m one step closer to living the life I was meant to have.  Living in this great place makes me feel so positive, so vibrant, and alive.  I finally feel content.  I can’t wait to have lots of people over to this house because I want to show it off.  I’m actually looking for excuses to have small gatherings (which, if you have any fun themed ideas for parties, let me know).

In 2011, I’m hoping to heal my body by losing a significant amount of weight.  First on my own and then via lap band surgery.  As I sit here today I know I won’t be able to imagine all the ways that my life will be improved by this, but I am so excited to find out.

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Changed my mind

I really appreciate all of the positive feedback that so many of you gave me regarding the video I had posted on YouTube, but after some careful consideration (and some great advice from CTLB), I have decided to delete them.

Without getting into too many details, I had an incident a few years ago where I student of mine found my blog (not this one) that had some personal information on it. Nothing I had written about was that shocking or awful, but it became this whole terrible ordeal. I stopped blogging at all for several months, which absolutely killed me. And that’s when I began my Bella Blog anonymously. I really don’t want to stifle my writing, but at the same time, I don’t want to risk being put under the microscope like that. Unfortunately, teachers are held to a different standard than “normal people,” and while nothing I wrote about on the other blog was illicit or unexpected for someone who is over 30 years old, some of those things are definitely not things I wanted my students to know/read about me.

So, while I know that I probably wouldn’t have said anything questionable on my vlogs, I think it’s better to be safe than sorry.

I feel like I’m already sticking my neck out there by linking to my TNT page. I’ve already gotten over $100 in donations from some of you wonderful readers, and I appreciate it more than you know. But I think that I’m also going to take down that direct link. For once in my life I’m going to err on the side of caution.

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