Monday, November 25, 2013

Dear Me in 2014 #Blogember

Here we are already in the last days of the Blogemeber blog every day in November challenge. This month really flew by! When I started the challenge, and especially when I read the writing prompts, I wasn't 100% sure I'd be able to keep up. It wasn't just the difficulty of finding the time and motivation to write a blog post every single day, some of these writing prompts were really hard! There were days that I just wasn't sure I'd be able to pull it off, today's was no exception.

November 25: A love letter to yourself

Am I cheating if I share a poem to myself that I wrote last year? Nah, my blog, my rules. The original 2013 version was post here. It is not exactly a love poem, more like a resolution poem that is full of self love. I also wrote a love poem to running and to Greek yogurt. What? everyone else doesn't write love poems to their favorite foods? What can I say? I have a penchant for writing poems. I like rearranging sentences and words to make things rhyme. I love it when I start with a blank page and a lot of disjointed ideas and rhymes then somehow, if I keep working at it, it all comes together in the end.

Dear Me,

I know you are perfect
The way that you are,
But we all can improve some,
Raise the bar. 

You’ll eat healthy foods
Dense with nutrition.
You’ll  move your butt more,
You’ll be full of ambition.

You’ll run faster and better,
A new PR achieved.
You’ll pump iron and get stronger
Than you ever believed.

You won’t let the internet
Be so disruptive
To your goals and dreams,
You’ll be more productive!

You’ll read more and write more
With less television.
Less time on the net will be
A conscious decision.

You’ll live in moderation
Enjoying this life.
The good and the bad
Will balance out nice. 

Blah Blah Blah,
We have heard it before.
I think we’ll skip this usual
Resolute bore. 

Let’s talk about the things
That really matter in life.
Family, great friends, and
Being a wife. 

This year you’ll resolve
To be the best version of you.
And not compare yourself
To what others do.

You’ll promise to love yourself
Despite all your flaws.
To strive to love others,
Just because.

You’ll  try to put yourself second
To those in your heart.
Give love freely and openly,
For the most part.

You have so much more
Than you could earn or deserve.
You’ll whine less and praise more,
Without reserve.

Dear Me, these are our plans
For two thousand fourteen.
I pray for the best year
That we’ve ever seen.

And to you out there,
Thanks for reading along.
I wish you happiness
And joy all the yearlong. 

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  1. Awe! I absolutely love this poem and what you want for the new year! I hope you do all that & more!

  2. Great post! I think it's important to set goals and write letters to ourselves, etc. BTW, I had NO idea there was a Blogember event. I need to go check that out!

  3. Hey, Thanks for this amazing post! Indeed "If you run, you are a runner. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run." this is my favorite running quote too and I love to do running with my dog EVA. I keep on searching the best workout out program which works for me on the Google and on, and finally I can say that I am taking a better step towards remaining fit.


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