Happy New Year to all! And welcome to new subscribers, many of whom I believe must have followed the link from the Resource section of my new ebook Becoming One!
A year ago, I wrote a New Year’s post describing how I intended to act on my “2014 promise to myself: write.” Looking back, I experienced a lot of struggle and self-doubt about that promise — and I still do. I don’t think that will ever change, frankly.
But the success of that promise culminated in the publishing of the Becoming One updated ebook on Amazon on November 19th. That had been a goal for six straight years, and every New Year I’d awaken newly depressed that I had not achieved it, for various reasons, most of them part of that endless internal struggle.
What changed this year is that I accepted the reality of my limitations and doubts, and in doing so was able to move forward anyway. It wasn’t easy, but it was different. I was so thrilled to awaken this New Year’s Day knowing I’d achieved that goal!
My current struggle is in updating the index for the new print version of Becoming One. This index is aging me. But I’m determined, and it will be done. Soon.
My word for 2015, and my new promise to myself: D R E A M
I seldom publicly commit in advance to things that require me to overcome the internal struggles to fulfill them. But I’ve said in some very public online places recently that there will be a followup book titled Becoming One Every Day: Living Purposefully with Dissociative Identity Disorder by the end of this year. (Yikes!) Instead of focusing on the struggle, I’m trying to focus on the adventure of it all.
It’s a very big dream of mine, that I’ve longed to fulfill for 15 years. I hope you’ll stick around to see how it turns out. For me, it’s as much about the process as it is about the outcome.
Many thanks again for your support and caring! May we all dream big!