This is the time of year we celebrate All Hallows Eve with costumes, candy, and carrying on. Dressing up and pretending doesn’t end with childhood; too often, we make bargains with our ourselves when faced with life’s challenges. Remember that song, “Whistle a Happy Tune,” from The King and I? The lyrics suggest by making others believe you are brave, you become brave. In an attempt to placate somber spirits this year, what about treating yourself to a little attitude adjustment? The trick is to rewrite your story and make yourself the heroine. Is there something you’ve been putting off because you were afraid? Whether the dilemma is personal or professional, nothing will change until you make the first move. Keep it simple and manageable: a phone call, 15-minute internet search, make a list in your journal, make a collage, whisper your dream into the night sky, sort the articles you’ve been collecting, or whatever small increment will get you on the path and past GO.
About Mary E. Knippel
Mary E Knippel, Writer Unleashed and the founder of Your Writing Mentor supports women to take pen in hand to unleash their story worth writing...to leverage their impact through their stories...reclaim their voices...to polish their words so that they sparkle and shine from the start...and go from making dinner to making a difference. Contact her at mary (at) yourwritingmentor.com.