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Mona Bethke

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May 1, 2017 – A New Month, A New Mindset

Last month was quite productive. I wrote a poem a day for the entire month in honor of National Poetry Month and in the process finally fell into the mindset for my one-woman show.

I figured out the subject matter, the format, the tone, and the overall concept. I am truly excited to be on this journey at last. I knew that writing poetry for the month of April was either going to make me or break me. I have been struggling with how to proceed and as in the case, when you finally let go, BOOM, it happens the way it should.

There is no better feeling for me than to know the poet that has been locked inside of me is finally free again. The writing is flowing, the emotions are flowing, and I am grateful I have an incredible therapist helping me through the process. I also felt I needed a physical change, so I took a leap and cut all of my hair off! No regrets.

Lots of memories have risen to the surface, but I chant my mantra daily:

What has happened in the past is not my now. Today I am safe. Today I am free. Today I can say, yes terrible things happened, but it helped shape me into who I have become. Today I can love myself. Above all else, I have another today.

Stay Tuned…#365daysoftransformation

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