Monday, December 15, 2014

Reverb14 Day 15: do it anyway

As you may know, there are many fine reflective writing challenges on offer this time of year, some of which are also called Reverb.

A couple of days before launching my Reverb14, I noticed that a writer and photographer (whom I admire greatly) was about to launch a new program of her own. It was designed to encourage reflection on the year that’s passing. Logically, I could see how this would be the perfect supplement to the annual worksheets she produces that focus on manifesting brilliance in the new year.* 

But, of course, it wasn’t my logical mind that kicked in when I clapped eyes on her smart and pretty product.

It was the gremlins. Why would anyone want to join in my silly little thing when the other offerings are so amazing?

Of course, there was no question of backing out. I already had almost 100 sign-ups and eleven friends who’d gone to the trouble of writing some incredible prompts, just because I asked them.

But also: I’ve learnt over the years that the only way to get anywhere in life is just to notice what other people are doing, hear the gremlins, feel the fear and do it anyway. It never gets any easier but to keep on doing it is the point.

What are you really proud that you made happen in 2014, despite the gremlins? And what will you do anyway in 2015?

* Turns out, it’s a photography challenge! Just goes to show, best not to jump to conclusions, eh?

You are warmly invited to share your response in the linky below. Be sure to check out the other amazing responses while you're there! (Trust me, this is how the magic happens.)

This prompt is part of the Reverb14 reflective writing challenge. The full set of prompts can be viewed here once they are published.

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