Dec 15: 5 Minutes

Reverb is an every-day-in-December journalling/blogging practice. Each day features a prompt that either helps you integrate the past year or envision what you want to create in the next one (sometimes both). If you want to follow along with me, I’m posting a prompt on my Facebook page every morning.


Dec 15: 5 minutes. Imagine you will completely lose your memory of 2011 in five minutes. Set an alarm for five minutes and capture the things you most want to remember about 2011. (Patti Digh)

Dear Meg,

2011 was the year that changed everything. It was the year when you released “the ballet teacher” and all her drama and baggage. It was the year you learned to love and care for your beautiful body. It was the year you finally felt human again after years of mama-exile. You made amazing friends, you grew in amazing ways, and you and Matthew became closer than ever.

You started the year in a cottage in the country surrounded by friends.

You hosted a class called the Dancing Mamas Tribe, and even though practically no one came, you learned so much about self-care and gentleness and failure-as-a-learning-tool that it didn’t matter.

You joined Twitter and made all kinds of connections (your handle is @SpiritMovesMeg).

You danced. You did yoga. You were awesome. You even took video.

You went on a date with Matthew. You loved it.

You learned to crochet. You got a leetle obsessed.

You didn’t really go anywhere or have spectacular adventures, but the simple act of being home with the people you love, and learning to love yourself again, were adventures in themselves. You spent so much time this year feeling happy and fulfilled and loving your life.

This is a picture of you before your birthday date with Matthew. It was a perfect birthday.

If you remember nothing else, I want you to remember this as the year you came home to yourself. That warm, homey feeling you have in your own skin? That happened in 2011. May it stay with you always.

Love, Meg.

5 thoughts on “Dec 15: 5 Minutes”

  1. This was the year that you edited your first book and in so doing, SIGNIFICANTLY, POSITIVELY, impacted not only the life of the author, but of every person who will read that book and better make use of its content for your magic touch behind the scenes!

    You are SUCH an AMAZING blessing!

    I bow to the Divine in You Dear One!

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