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Reverb 10, Day 11: Eleven Things

Over the month of December, I am taking part in Reverb 10, and the daily prompt for today from Sam Davidson is this:
11 Things.
What are 11 things your life doesn't need in 2011? How will you go about eliminating them? How will getting rid of these 11 things change your life?
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  1. I will get rid of ill fitting and otherwise dissatisfying clothing from my wardrobe by weeding through it all and donating the items to good will.

  2. I will stop watching daytime television by not turning on the television until evening.

  3. I will discontinue walking backwards into the future by learning to let go of pain best left behind.

  4. I will stop eating so much meat, especially factory farmed meat, by being mindful of what I choose to put in my mouth and how it arrived on my plate.

  5. I will stop doing things that I am not particularly crazy about just because they are the things I have always done, as though those things define me, by slowing down and taking the time to consider my own actions.

  6. I will learn to stop finding my body so loathsome by feeding it better and taking it out for more walks.

  7. I will reduce my resistance to vulnerability by taking note of when I feel vulnerable and choosing the less negative approach to dealing with that vulnerability.

  8. I do not need alcohol and will continue to choose not to consume it.

  9. I will reduce my anxiety over money by becoming rich Rich RICH, I tell YOU! (or, at the very least, taking steps to keep my affairs in better order).

  10. I will remove passionless distractions by not allowing lesser things to pull my focus away from the things I love.

  11. I will avoid cilantro wherever I may find it by sniffing it out and throwing it away, that foul, foul weed.
By getting rid of these eleven things, I will become happier, healthier, more confident, and less anxious. Also, I will become less annoyed by cilantro. WHAT IS UP WITH THAT SHIT?

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PS.  I am still giving away a kick ass pair of Dansko boots.

PPS.  Also, on Phoneography, we have cold people at the mall and Lula nearly falling in the bath.

Grace in Small Things: Sunday Edition #44

The Mall Is Closed, And It's Cold Outside