Today's #reverb10 writerly prompt is: December 10: Wisdom. What was the wisest decision you made this year, and how did it play out? (Author: Susannah Conway)
When I first read this prompt, I tried to think of the practical and tangible; for example, wise business or household decisions. There are certainly some candidates in that domain, but what truly resonated when I thought about wise decisions and outcomes for 2010 involved mental/emotional wisdom.
Specifically, this year I made the wise decision to let go in two major "blockage" areas of my life. Earlier in the week I wrote about finally letting go of the ex-boyfriend who tortured me for 3 years and stalked me for 15. And in the spring, after three years of confusion and heartache, I made peace with the concept that I might be infertile and let go of any expectation of myself in that domain.
And now? I am blissfully free of the emotional shackles that shrouded me for 18 years. And I’m 26 weeks pregnant.