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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 321 :: daily thoughts – 41 days to go

20 Nov

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There are 41 days left of The Promise 365!  

I started this blog (nine years ago) with one thought in my mind — you can do anything for one year. This is the excerpt from one of the first blog posts I ever made, Day 6

Someone once told me you can do anything for one year.

At the time I heard her say this, I was skeptical. Very skeptical. Possibly because I was just 20 years old, still in college and living on an erratic schedule of school-on and school-off, summer break and J-term days.

Quite possibly, it was also because she was describing her time in the Peace Corp living without food and eating bugs.

That’s what I said nine years ago. Today I would say something different. You can do anything for one year holds a much deeper meaning to me now, on this side of this promise. 

It is true that you can force yourself to experience something new like eating bugs, and that is significant. I believe in pushing yourself to your edge. But, what I have learned over these past nine years is this: when you make a commitment, and show up, and then keep showing up, your own personal truth will reveal itself to you. 

You might learn that you are resilient, or patient, or creative. You may find what fires you up, slows you down and stops you in your tracks. You might also learn that the adventure of life is full of lessons that you will miss if you don’t have a moment to reflect.

And that is the power of this promise. You can do anything for one year — and you will benefit from it for the rest of your life. 

Trust me!
More tomorrow.Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 236 :: good reflections

24 Aug

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If there one lesson that trust has taught me this year is it goodness. You have to believe that all is good in order to trust. 

So reflect on all that is good because there is so much good.

Trust me!
More tomorrow.
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 155 :: trust in the process

4 Jun

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Here I am back in Boston. Just yesterday I was sitting with my feet in the sand and listening to the ocean waves lap up against the shore. How quickly life can change.

So now, I must rest, and relax, and reflect. It is after these moments in life when things change so fast that we must slow down. And trust the process. 

Those are the steps that allow the flower to bloom. Rest through the winter, unfold into the summer. Trust me. 

More tomorrow.
Jamie

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Jamie’s BLOG – DAY 144 :: forgetting is easy

24 May

It’s funny how easy it is to forget.

For instance, today, I tried on my bras, my swimming suit tops and summer tank tops. All to measure if my breasts have grown with the saline fill last week (all part of the reconstructive surgery).

You would think one could remember what size her breasts were a mere month ago. You would think something that you waited for years to pop up and out of your prepubescent shirt would become implanted in your brain.

It hasn’t.
I can’t remember what “they” looked like or even felt like. Right now, “they” look smaller and bigger all at the same time.

It’s because they are different. Different shaped, differently angled, and a different filler on the inside too.

It’s funny how easy  it is to forget something you’ve worn around most of your life.  And tonight, it makes me realize how easy it is to forget most of the things that we yearn for, long for, work for …after they end.

I suppose that’s what Memorial Day Weekend is for.

To remember the things we should never forget, when we have moved on, life has changed, or something different has taken its place.

Here’s to all of those who have served.

Even when it’s hard to remember it’s important not to forget.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{to those who have served}
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