Bejewell on April 28th, 2009

I am in earnest – I will not equivocate – I will not excuse – I will not retreat a single inch – and I will be heard.

- William Lloyd Garrison

I am in earnest

I feel things intensely and I commit with my whole heart.  This is who I am.  It will never change.  And I won’t apologize for it, not even to myself.

I will not equivocate

I promise to do my best with this.  Don’t fudge.  Don’t evade.  Don’t hide.  Face your life head on.  Say what you mean, and don’t be afraid to finish your sentences.    

I will not excuse

This will be the hardest part, but I’m determined to try.  I will no longer blindly accept that which is given me, if I deserve more.  And I do.  Deserve more.

I will not retreat a single inch

I will stand my ground and demand more from my life.  I will happily meet you halfway, but I will NOT be anyone’s doormat. 

And I will be heard

So hear me.

beej

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17 Responses to “I Am In Earnest”

  1. Well if *that* doesn’t make me want to stand up a cheer, I don’t know what does! I should print this out & post it in various places where I will see it every day.

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  2. I completely agree with Dawn.

    Three Cheers!!

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  3. i hear you my sparkling bejeweled buddy…what’s troubling you?

    and you? a doormat?? NEVAH …. just keep swimming… just keep swimming

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  4. VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVvvvvvvvvvvvvvvroooom! (go, you!)

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  5. For the first time in my life, I feel like listening to some Spice Girls!

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  6. I had something witty to say, but everytime I sit down to read and comment my kid seems to scream for my attention. So, now I am frazzled because then my work called and ticked me off.
    However, I will say good for you! You just have to keep reminding yourself of these things daily. And whenever you get into a situation that these fall under.
    Be the ball. Or mantra in this case.

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  7. Still going after that autograph from Olivia, eh?

    (ps- this should be everyone’s mantra)

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  8. OK…whatya got to say? or was that it…a bit anti-clamactic isn’t it? Damn, wish I was clevererer.

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  9. witness.

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  10. Roar, Sister, roar.

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  11. try some ninja moves alone in your bedroom. it really works. and then look at yourself in the mirror while doing such. works even better- and for me it’s always good for a laugh. when’s the book coming out ;o) – can i preorder yet? jes checkin!

  12. *applauding*

    I mean, what else is there to do after something as brilliant and prolific as that. I could have always said, “Word!” but I’m not really feeling too urban today.

  13. Well, shit, I’m all ears!

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  14. I hear you, babe.

  15. That is exactly who you are and i am immensely proud of my daughter for being so.

  16. Good for you.

  17. well bloody well done to you. Keep it up pet.

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