Shakespeare + Gut Feelings

Today I've been walking around town, working on my thesis - which is due in 3 weeks, and listening to Brené Brown's Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and The Courage to Stand Alone. Last week I listened to Jenny Lawson's Furiously Happy. Listening to women who write so transparently about their own truth makes me less afraid to publish my own.

One thing that occurred to me is this: my daughter has died, and losing my child is the worst thing that could have happened in my life. There's nothing left to lose by publishing my own writing. There's nothing any troll could say to me, or about me, that would make me feel worse about her death. It's weird that having nothing left to lose has been the catalyst for moving me forward in an activity I've been doing my whole life.

27 Feb 2012

Today I read an article in Psychology Today titled "To Thine Own Self Be True." It is about learning to pay attention to our gut feelings. This is something I would like to pursue.



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